Always Open Google Chrome with Default User Active from Taskbar

Users in Google Chrome are great. I wish every browser had a similar feature. If you have multiple browser windows open at once running different users (one for work email, one for personal, for example) a downside is that whichever browser window you close last will be the User that is used when you open Chrome again. However, by modifying the taskbar shortcut you can override this functionality and always have your "Default" user be used.

Right click on the Google Chrome taskbar icon, then right click on the "Google Chrome" entry in the popup menu.

(Apparently Windows Print Screen does not work if the taskbar is active, so I had to take a picture on my phone...)

In the Google Chrome Properties shortcut settings window that appears, append ` --profile-directory="Default"` to the end of the Target value.

And that's it. Now when this shortcut is used Google Chrome should open using the default profile no matter which User was associated with the last browser window was closed last.

Hope this helps,

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