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When chrome has crashed, it displays a warning (under the address bar) on restart, offering to restore tabs. I'm launching chrome in kiosk mode, i don't want theses warnings to be displayed.

Is there a way to do this ?

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This is a probable duplicate of…. Even though this question is older, it has 10x fewer views and 3x fewer votes. – nc4pk Jul 23 '15 at 0:31
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You should run Chrome in Incognito Mode with this command:

chrome --incognito --kiosk

Here they talk about running this command before starting Chrome to stop the Restore Bar from appearing:

sed -i 's/"exited_cleanly": false/"exited_cleanly": true/' \
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incognito does the trick for me. – Olivier Jan 27 '11 at 15:40

--disable-infobars --disable-session-crashed-bubble

while true; do
   chromium-browser --kiosk --no-first-run --touch-events=enabled --fast --fast-start --disable-popup-blocking --disable-infobars --disable-session-crashed-bubble --disable-tab-switcher --disable-translate --enable-low-res-tiling
   sleep 10s;
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Confirmed, this works for me on Chromium 47 on Linux. – Sundae Dec 9 '15 at 15:42
Did the trick for me. My Chromium ignored the "exited_cleanly" Preferences. – cljk Feb 19 at 6:59

I believe --restore-last-session will also do the job.


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I have been trying to solve this problem for days. Incognito mode comes without cache, and changing Preferences file did not work for me.

Finally I have been able to solve by following steps below:

  1. Go to chrome://flags url. Search for “Enable session restore bubble UI” and set it to Disabled.
  2. open chrome with --kiosk --hide-infobars options.
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