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In Chrome (Windows 7) I have multiple Startup pages/tabs that launch when Chrome starts. Normally this is fine, but other times I do not want the multiple startup pages launching. Is there a way to bypass the startup pages when starting up Chrome? Maybe there is a key I can hold down when starting Chrome that will do this?

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Which operation system do you use ? –  Ofiris Dec 11 '12 at 19:35
    
Doesn't holding "shift" while Chrome is launching keep it barebones? (I don't have a copy of Chrome here to test with.) –  Al E. Dec 12 '12 at 14:04
    
@AlEverett I just tried the shift key idea but it did not work for me –  Gary Barrett Dec 12 '12 at 14:11

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Windows:

Create a link to "chrome.exe about:blank", e.g.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" about:blank

Then when you open the link, chrome will launch with a single clean tab.

EDIT: If chrome is already opened, a new blank tab will be appended to the current opened chrome.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --incognito

Will open a new clean window in stealth mode, regardless to whether a chrome is already opened or not.

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Something like chrome.exe --incognito might also help (not tested, don't have Chrome). –  Karan Dec 11 '12 at 19:58
    
True, I tested it and it does work, its stealth mode though. –  Ofiris Dec 11 '12 at 20:01
    
Yes of course, but if that's acceptable I guess it would work as an alternate solution to yours. You can add it to your answer if you wish. –  Karan Dec 11 '12 at 20:02
    
Excellent thanks! mmmm... is there a parameter to make the Chrome new tab page appear rather than blank page? i.e. the tab displaying any installed Chrome apps –  Gary Barrett Dec 12 '12 at 13:28

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