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If Chrome is already open, it opens new sites (e.g. from Windows shortcuts, application shortcuts, or from the Run dialog) in new tabs of the existing instance.

I'd prefer to open new sites in a separate window (a new instance of Chrome).

I don't see that in the options - is it possible?

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Check this Google support thread.

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Short answer: No, it's not possible.

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I believe the previous answer holds true still, although there are solutions for your problem today.

One solution: Hold down shift when clicking links (also works with shift+enter).

Another solution: Add a keyboard shortcut to move the current tab to a new window (default: Alt + Shift + W).

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