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Ryan1
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Chrome opens wrong window when launched from a link in another program

Windows 10 Pro x64
PortableApps.com Chrome portable Version 76.0.3809.100 (Official Build) (32-bit)

First, thank you for the awesome job creating the portable Chrome browser. I have only one issue that is of any significance.

Chrome is my default browser. It works fine when launched from a shortcut and shows all my extensions as expected.

But when I click a link in another program, such as a link to open an .html file (but also happens with a url link or any other link that is associated with my browser), it opens a new Chrome window (even if one is open already) and the new window it opens does not have my Chrome extensions in it.

Want I *want* it to do is this:

Open the link as a new tab in the already opened Chrome window if there is one or, if one is not open, open a new Chrome window. And either way I want it to be a window with my extensions just like it is when I click on the Chrome icon to open the program. Don't understand why it isn't launching the window with the extensions in it.

Is there any way to make Chrome behave the way I described I'd like it to work?

Thanks again!

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That is because portable apps

That is because portable apps are not the "official" app for your pc (more because we didn't use a setup.exe but whatever). So when you use a another app to open a link or html file it will open the one install (and not portable) chrome on your pc. There is a solution for changing this behaviour with this software https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html and with this you can change the default program to open some extension file and even protocol.

Portabilizing application... 14 at the moment

Ryan1
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My Error!

Thank you.

Yes, I am familiar with FileTypesMan from NirSoft and I use it.

I think I finally found my problem! I set the launch command for .html files to "C:\MyApps\Chrome\App\Chrome-bin\chrome.exe" -- "%1"

I set the wrong launch file!

It should be "C:\MyApps\Chrome\GoogleChromePortable.exe" -- "%1"

I must have looked at this 10 times and never noticed the problem!

I changed the command line and now it works!

Thank you for your help!

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