I'm using Windows 10. Sometimes while I'm browsing the web in Google Chrome, the Windows Store app will spontaneously pop up on my desktop (outside Google Chrome). How can I stop this happening? It's annoying and intrusive.

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Also, how is this possible? I checked chrome://plugins to see if a plugin was responsible, but none look relevant.

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  1. Close all running instances of Chrome
  2. Go to %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
  3. There will be a file called Local State. Back it up to your desktop (just in case)
  4. Open the file in the User Data folder in a text editor like Notepad.
  5. Search for

  6. Change the value from false to true.

  7. Save the file and then reopen Chrome and test out a webpage again. It should no longer open in Windows Store.

For more details about this method, please see this link for complete details.

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  • @Ramhound Better now? – InterLinked Mar 30 '16 at 13:03
  • In the future I won't provide feedback to answers, like the original revision of this answer, you have enough answers under your belt you know what is expected from a quality answer. I will provide feedback to other problems I see, as a curtsy, eventually I will won't though. I really hate having to repeating the same comments, to the same people multiple times, so I try to avoid that – Ramhound Mar 30 '16 at 13:39

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