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Some site open in a new window that does not have menu bar. Is there a way to overwrite this in Chrome? I want to have access to the full menu and the tab.

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On some sites (such as for AnandTech's "Print this article" feature), opening the link using a middle-click creates a new tab as normal.

Alternatively, but this is not automatic, you can right-click on the title bar of one of these new windows and select "Show as tab".

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It works! Thanks!! –  Eldimo Oct 24 '11 at 14:06

This is not a Chrome-specific thing it's actually Javascript, which allows specifying the appearance when calling the new browser window. Something to the effect of:

var popup = window.open('http://www.domain.com','','scrollbars=no,menubar=no,height=600,width=800,resizable=yes,toolbar=no,location=no,status=no');

I don't use Chrome, but I've found that in IE, I can usually get away with activating the pop-up and then hitting ctrl-N to open the popped-up window in a New browser window, which will have the location bar, be resizable, etc. I'm pretty sure Chrome uses the same keyboard shortcut.

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In Chrome, pressing Ctrl N just opens a blank new window. –  slhck Oct 24 '11 at 14:34
    
Yeah I found a list, and it seems the only way to get a new window of the current tab (instead of just blank) is to drag the tab off the browser window. Not sure if that's an option in the pop-up window the OP is seeing. –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 24 '11 at 14:47

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