I'm having this problem with Chrome on a Windows 7 x86 machine. I'm using Chrome for a locally hosted intranet web app. In the web app, there's frequent use of new window which popup, which works like a dialog box for the app.

The problem started since yesterday. All the new windows doesn't appear on top and no where to be found on the desktop. But it does appear on the taskbar. Clicking the button on the taskbar doesn't bring up the window as well. I've also tried Alt+Space, then Move, it doesn't work. I only found 2 way to bring it up, Maximize or Show as tab.

What could have caused this and how should I fix it?


EDIT: I've configure to not group taskbar buttons.

EDIT: I've just gone through the javascript of the button, it call window.open to display the popup. I can see the popup flicker and disappear. If I step through the code, the popup will display properly, sometime. Also, if I click the button twice, it will also display the popup, but at a much smaller size, less than 100x100

  • Which version of Google Chrome? – iglvzx Apr 3 '12 at 2:57
  • latest version, 18.0 – faulty Apr 3 '12 at 4:56

Looks like a bug in version 18 of chrome. In the beta version (19) everything functions correctly. I had the same problem until i installed the new version. You can download chrome beta from https://www.google.com/landing/chrome/beta/


I can confirm this as a bug in version 18. Once the popup is open, if you right click on the taskbar tab for that popup and choose "Maximize", then the popup will show up (taking the entire window space). But if you then choose "Restore", the popup disappears into the upper left corner. The issue is fixed in 19.0.1084.41.


Defer your code execution:

setTimeout(function() {
    wdw.moveTo(0, 0);
    wdw.resizeTo(screen.availWidth, screen.availHeight);
}, 100);

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