The tabs old that open automatically at startup are a fairly common problem. New Chrome updates apparently fix it for a while, but the problem keeps popping up from time to time. Fortunately, there are a series of steps that can help you solve it, we explain it to you below.
Disable continue where you left off
Chrome has a built-in option that continues the previous browsing session from exactly where you left off. You can easily disable it.
Open the Chrome menu and click Settings. On the Settings screen, scroll down and locate the " On startup " section.
If you see the option Continue where you left off, you will have identified the cause of the problem. To solve the problem, enable the option " Open a new tab ".
Disable Chrome in the background
Chrome does not close completely when you exit it. You may have noticed this, as you keep getting systray notifications from websites and extensions, even when Chrome is closed. Take the following steps to avoid this.
On the Chrome settings screen, scroll down and click "Advanced."
In the System section, change the button next to " Continue running background applications when Google Chrome is closed ."
Restart Chrome and see if it is fixed
Uninstall the Google Hangouts extension
If you have the Google Hangouts extension installed, there is a known bug causing Chrome to open the old tabs from your previous browsing session. To fix this, you must uninstall and reinstall the extension.
Reset Chrome Settings
If you've used Chrome for a while, you may have manually tweaked some settings, or worse, installed malicious extensions. The time has come to perform a hard reset of Chrome .
Resetting Chrome disables extensions, removes cookies, removes pinned tabs, and resets default homepage and search engine settings. However, bookmarks, browsing history, and saved passwords remain intact.
On the Chrome settings screen, scroll down and click " Reset and Clean ".
In the pop-up box, click "Restore settings to original defaults."
Restart Chrome and see if the problem is resolved. When you re-enable the extensions, make sure to keep the unknown add-ons disabled.
Completely reinstall Chrome
If resetting Chrome doesn't work, it's time to reinstall the browser. This removes all data, including bookmarks, browsing history, and saved passwords. Therefore, you may need to consider accessing Chrome and syncing it with your Google account, if you haven't already.
After uninstalling Chrome, delete any remaining files that the uninstaller may have left behind. To do this, open the run box, type% appdata% and click "Open . "
Now you should be inside the Roaming folder of your Windows user account. Open the folder named Google.
Right-click the subfolder named Chrome , and click "Delete."
Go to the Google Chrome download page to download and install Chrome again.