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Links clicked in other applications, like MS Office or instant messengers open up in new browser window. It wouldn't be much of a problem, but that windows doesn't use any extensions or styles I have installed, which makes it almost unusable.

Of course, Iron is set as a default browser.

I need to know how to make Windows/Iron open links in the window that is already opened, or - if there isn't any - in a new window, but with all my extensions and profile data.

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Open RegEdit and navigate to Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command and replace %PathToIronPortableFolder%\Iron\Iron.exe with %PathToIronPortableFolder%\IronPortable.exe

(you probably want to do same thing for https entry that is just below Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT_\http\...)

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That's don't work, plugins are not working anymore with this regedit modification. You must put your profile in the windows user apps folder setting ! – user97471 Sep 11 '11 at 12:55
Yep, this solution no longer works. – expert Apr 8 '14 at 12:34

Editing Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ChromeHTML\shell\open\command instead of Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command seems to work for newer versions (51 at the moment I'm writing this).

Also, put the following value "%PathToIronPortableFolder%\IronPortable.exe" "%1". By default there is a -- that makes it open a second tab, probably because new IronPortable executable add some options to underlying Iron.exe process.

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