Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How To Open Chrome With A Set Of Tabs

If you are like me you want to open your browser and getting a specific task done. Here are two examples.
1. I want to research on some topics and aggregate the result in a document. Therefore I need open a tab with wikipedia and one with google docs.
2. Or I want to write a new post in my blog. Therefore I need 4 tabs one with the dashboard of the blog, one for the blog itself, google docs for my research/outline and a dictionary.

Wouldn't it be nice to open up the browser with the tabs for a special task opend? No boring searching and clicking all the bookmarks!

The solution ist to start chrome with the parameter --homepage <url>

To do this, go to the chrom icon on your desktop. Right click and make a short cut. Rename it like your task, in my case 'blogging'.

Right click on one and choose preferences.

Go to the property 'target' and add at the end of the line the argument.
It should look like this:

C:\Users\work\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --homepage http://www.blogger.com/stats2.g?blogID=2438166163329174006 http://strangeoptics.blogspot.com/ https://docs.google.com/?hl=de&tab=wo&authuser=0#home http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&la

You can add as much websites as you want, separated by a blank.

Links to the guys from Chrom:
The Chromium Projects - Run Chromium with switches
List of chromium command line switches

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