Stop Chrome from adding extra tab when opening links
April 14, 2011 10:51 AM Subscribe
Help me stop Google Chrome (Mac OS X) from creating a superfluous tab when opening for the first time with an external link.
posted by qwip to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I’ve been using John Gruber’s wonderful suggestion on his blog Daring Fireball
( see CHEATING WITH GOOGLE CHROME) for removing the Flash plugin from my Mac and using a hotkey to open a link in Chome when Flash is needed.
The tip uses a script from TJ Louma
that opens a link in Safari in Chrome to view with Chrome’s built-in Flash.
The problem is that when using this script, or even when you drag a link onto the Chrome application icon, Chrome opens a blank tab and
a tab containing the link requested.
So, anyone know how to keep Chrome from opening an unnecessary tab when starting up from an external link (dropped on the app icon, through a hotkey, or otherwise)?