I want to create new Chrome windows (no tabs) from outside of Chrome, e.g. by running Chrome.exe multiple times. How can I do this so as to get a single Chrome window? The default result is to create new tabs in the existing window which requires me to drag and drop the tag to create a new window.

  • What are you trying to accomplish? Is this for a program that opens a browser link or for within the browser? – digitxp Nov 21 '10 at 17:43
  • Interesting...everytime I execute Chrome.exe, it causes a new window with a single tab to appear, without affecting the existing instance(s) in any way. – Mussnoon Nov 21 '10 at 17:44
  • actually I wanted to look for the inverse of this. – Archimedes Trajano Aug 14 '12 at 5:04

As per this:

using --new-window should work.

  • usage: chrome --new-window superuser.com – Tyler Nov 21 '10 at 17:45
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    This works perfectly. – Matthew Nov 23 '10 at 4:26
  • Cool, glad it worked! – icyrock.com Nov 24 '10 at 0:00

From a commandline, you can create new windows from URLS by running chrome.exe --new-window <url>.

If you're trying to accomplish something else you can always fall back to IE6+Chrome Frame ;-).

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