Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I was messing around with chrome://flags/, and don't remember all the changes I made. Now I want to get it back to its default state.

Since I use Sync, does reinstalling Chrome do it? Or better yet, is there a way to do it without reinstalling?

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Manual reset

Flags that can be enabled or disabled have gray font color in their description if set to their default value. The description of altered flags is black.

All drop-down menus should be set to Default or Automatic.


Invoking Chrome with the command-line switch --no-experiments doesn't revert the changes made in chrome://flags, but it ignores them entirely.

share|improve this answer
Perfect, didn't notice that. – Louis Mar 29 '13 at 18:27

For the record, now there is a Reset button on the flags page.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

In Windows, to reset FLAGS:

  • Close Chrome.
  • Open via Notepad: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Local State
  • Find line staring with enabled_labs_experiments
  • Delete this whole line and save file.
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.