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I've been getting an odd Google Chrome window problem where the startup position of the window is now almost off the screen. I can't find any settings files in C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\3.0.195.38 to control the X and Y position of the window and it's becoming annoying now. Any help is appreciated.

  • WinXP Pro
  • Chrome version 3.0.195.38
  • Dell Inspirion 10" netbook
  • No external or extra screens ever used with it
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I just had a similar issue where the chrome window would be way off screen everytime I started it unless I maximized it. Editing window positions in "C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Local State", as taspeotis suggested, didn't work - the wrong positions got back in it everytime. Even after deleting the entire file. (And yes: I did stop the browser everytime before messing with this Local State file...)

This is what I call way off screen:

     "bottom": -31901,
     "left": -32000,
     "right": -31773,
     "top": -32000,

What solved it for me was maximizing it (so I could see the window) and then dragging all open tabs to a new window.

Maybe this may help someone else too at some point :-)

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This also worked for me. I maximised, placed all open tabs in the window. Sized it to what I wanted it to be from then. I closed the whole window, and made sure chrome.exe wasn't still running. Then, opened, and it's remembered. –  Dave Lucre Apr 22 '13 at 5:09
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Open "C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Local State" (convert to Windows XP paths as required)

Edit "window_placement"

More info: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=15199

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Do you have a dual-display config on your machine? Sometimes the position on the 2nd display is remembered by an app, even when back in single display mode, and it looks like the app is mostly off of the screen like you're describing.

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Nope it's just a 10" netbook, never used an external monitor with it. I've given a few more details in the question. Cheers –  Alex Jan 22 '10 at 22:32
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