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I am trying to create a bookmark that will open the ClearBrowserData in Chrome in a new window, so far I have managed to get this,"'chrome://chrome/settings/clearBrowserData'","_blank","toolbar=no,menubar=0,status=0,copyhistory=0,scrollbars=yes,resizable=1,location=0,Width=450,Height=450") ;

But somehow it will not work but will open a blank window, what am I doing wrong?

Kindly note that I want this to work with one click, and not with a shortcut.

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Try "_tab" instead of "_blank". Try also to Allow all pop-ups. – harrymc Jan 6 '13 at 8:37
Sorry mate, it didn't work – James Young Jan 6 '13 at 14:40
I don't have Chrome so can't test, but what about doing instead of : chrome.tabs.create({url:'chrome://settings/clearBrowserData'}) ? – harrymc Jan 6 '13 at 14:51
Still not working :( – James Young Jan 6 '13 at 15:27
Then I believe that Chrome simply does not allow this in Javascript as a security feature. But let's wait and see if somebody else has more info on the subject. – harrymc Jan 6 '13 at 16:29
up vote 5 down vote accepted

A Chrome developer has confirmed to me that this will not work as already explained in the comments earlier, and he advised me to use the ClearBrowserData extension.

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Then the deleted answer by @daverook is correct. It currently needs 2 more undelete votes. – harrymc Jan 10 '13 at 12:31
That answer is undeleted now. – harrymc Jan 12 '13 at 19:42

I don't think this is possible.

After tying it myself, and then reviewing similar posts I am confident it can't be done, simply because it could be a security vunrability.

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For those that do want a shortcut it's:

Ctrl+Shift+Delete on windows

Cmd + Shift + Backspace on OS X

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+1 for a faster solution and using the <kbd> tag ;) – booyaa Jan 11 '13 at 9:47
Cmd + Shift + Backspace on OS X – kavun Oct 20 '15 at 16:38
@kavun, thanks, I've added the OS X shortcut to my answer – Sam Hasler Nov 6 '15 at 9:58

I've had the following URL bookmarked since I got version 23 and it works every time.


Just use right-mouse-button to select "Open in new tab" or click Middle-Mouse-Button on 3-Button Mouse

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