In Chrome (Windows 7) I have multiple Startup pages/tabs that launch when Chrome starts. Normally this is fine, but other times I do not want the multiple startup pages launching. Is there a way to bypass the startup pages when starting up Chrome? Maybe there is a key I can hold down when starting Chrome that will do this?
Create a link to "chrome.exe about:blank", e.g.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" about:blank
Then when you open the link, chrome will launch with a single clean tab.
EDIT: If chrome is already opened, a new blank tab will be appended to the current opened chrome.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --incognito
Will open a new clean window in stealth mode, regardless to whether a chrome is already opened or not.
Just adding my 2 cents that this problem occurred for me as well and the resolution above worked well. I went to the file explorer and typed in the shortcut above that ends in —incognito but pls note that I had to remove the “ for it to work. As soon as I did it opened the incognito window of chrome (and nothing else) and I was then able to clear out all the browsing data/history (and change settings for what happens on startup) thanks!