Thursday, April 10, 2014

Google Chrome "Continue Where I Left Off" Registry Setting

If you're using Google Chrome in a corporate environment and you open the "Settings" page, you might see some settings that are grayed out / disabled.

One of the settings that I heavily depend on is the "Continue where I left off" under the "On startup" section. Believe it or not, there is a work around to this in the corporate environment if you have access to your local system registry.

  1. Open the system registry (regedit)
  2. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome
  3. Double click on the "RestoreOnStartup" entry and in the "Value data" textbox, enter "1" (without quotes).
  4. OK
There is no need to restart your machine for these settings to take effect, but you will, however, need to close out Chrome. As well as closing out the application, make sure you don't have any additional Chrome processes running in the System Tray. If you do, right click on those and select "Exit."

Once all Chrome processes have been exited, launch Chrome again and Viola! - you should see your tabs restored again!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jaress, I have tried reinstalling Google Chrome and alternate options until I came across your brilliant fix
Thanks a million worked a Treat :)