SOLVED How to open 2 browsers on startup?


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I got 3 shortcuts which all open as tabs in one browser, in folder C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup this works fine.

Now I want to add another shortcut, opening also in chrome, in a new window for my webmail. So it becomes a new (chrome) button in the toolbar. So I got one browser for my mail and another browser for all other online stuff.

I searched online, but can't find anything related.
When creating the shortcut, in the start-up folder, there are no properties.

How to open 2 browsers on startup?
 
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Hi carsten888,
  • Create a new Chrome shortcut
  • Right-click and select Rename and name it Email (or whatever you like)
  • Right-click and select Properties then select Shortcut tab
  • In the Target field enter the following:
    • For 32-bit Chrome enter
      Code:
      "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --new-window "http://address_of_email"
    • For 64-bit Chrome enter
      Code:
      "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --new-window "http://adress_of_email"

      Once entered click OK

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Hi,

It should be opening a new window; it works fine this end.

If you're wanting to open Gmail, you will need to point to the Sign-in page like so:
  • For 32-bit Chrome
    Code:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --new-window "https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=mail&continue=https://mail.google.com/mail/#identifier"
  • Or if using 64-bit Chrome
    Code:
    "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --new-window "https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=mail&continue=https://mail.google.com/mail/#identifier"

    Sample Image after I click the Shortcut I made on Desktop

    Untitled.png


I'm assuming based on your opening thread, once you created your shortcut you moved it to your Startup folder and kept the other shortcut there too. Both would need their own unique name of course.
 
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Is there any way as to controll the order of the opening of the browser startup items? So as to get the tabs in the right order. They seem to always open randomly.

I've tried renaming them so alfabetically they are in the correct order, but that is obviously not how the bootprocess deals with this ;)
 
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hmm. I might try that. But what I mean is the order in which on startup the tabs are opened. I want one separate for gmail. However, at one boot it opens the gmail tab first, on another boot it opens it last. Thus the place in the toolbar (I don't group toolbar items) is random left or right from the other browser.
 

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You could use a batch file to delay startup times of each program in your startup folder.
  • Open your Startup folder
  • Right-click an empty spot inside Startup folder and select New > Text Document
  • In the text document you can type the follow for your google shortcuts:

    Code:
    @ECHO OFF
    
    TIMEOUT /T 10
    REM Total Delay = 10 seconds
    START “” “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”
    
    TIMEOUT /T 20
    REM Total Delay = 20 seconds
    START “” “C:\%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Gmail.exe”

  • When ready, click File > Save As and name it DelayStartTime.bat and select All files in second box then save to the Startup Folder.

The above example waits 10 seconds then loads Chrome from its normal program location.

At the 20 second mark it then loads the shortcut you made to open a second instance of Chrome which in previous instruction I named Gmail.exe. The location of this shortcut could be anywhere you wish, so long as the .bat file is located in the Startup folder.

Thus first Google loads (tab 1) and then Gmail loads 10 seconds later becoming Tab 2.

Just modify to make the order you want and as for the TIMEOUT /T option, you can choose from 1 to 120 which is 1 second to 120 seconds
 
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