Chromium Command Line Switches Cheat Sheet (2022)

--/prefetch:1

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

/prefetch:# arguments to use when launching various process types. It has been observed that when file reads are consistent for 3 process launches with the same /prefetch:# argument, the Windows prefetcher starts issuing reads in batch at process launch. Because reads depend on the process type, the prefetcher wouldn't be able to observe consistent reads if no /prefetch:# arguments were used. Note that the browser process has no /prefetch:# argument; as such all other processes must have one in order to avoid polluting its profile. Note: # must always be in [1, 8]; otherwise it is ignored by the Windows prefetcher.

--/prefetch:2

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

No description

--/prefetch:3

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

No description

--/prefetch:4

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

No description

--/prefetch:5

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

/prefetch:# arguments for the browser process launched in background mode and for the watcher process. Use profiles 5, 6 and 7 as documented on kPrefetchArgument* in content_switches.cc.

--/prefetch:6

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

No description

--/prefetch:8

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

/prefetch:# argument shared by all process types that don't have their own. It is likely that the prefetcher won't work for these process types as it won't be able to observe consistent file reads across launches. However, having a valid prefetch argument for these process types is required to prevent them from interfering with the prefetch profile of the browser process.

--0

Value of the --profiler-timing flag that will disable timing information for chrome://profiler.

--?

No description

--accept-resource-provider

Flag indicating that a resource provider must be set up to provide cast receiver with resources. Apps cannot start until provided resources. This flag implies --alsa-check-close-timeout=0.

--adaboost

No description

--aec-refined-adaptive-filter

Enables a new tuning of the WebRTC Acoustic Echo Canceler (AEC). The new tuning aims at resolving two issues with the AEC: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webrtc/issues/detail?id=5777 https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webrtc/issues/detail?id=5778 TODO(hlundin): Remove this switch when experimentation is over; crbug.com/603821.

--agc-startup-min-volume

Override the default minimum starting volume of the Automatic Gain Control algorithm in WebRTC used with audio tracks from getUserMedia. The valid range is 12-255. Values outside that range will be clamped to the lowest or highest valid value inside WebRTC. TODO(tommi): Remove this switch when crbug.com/555577 is fixed.

--aggressive

No description

--aggressive-cache-discard

No description

--aggressive-tab-discard

No description

--allow-cross-origin-auth-prompt

Allows third-party content included on a page to prompt for a HTTP basic auth username/password pair.

--allow-data-roaming-by-default

If this flag is set, enable data roaming in the cellular network by default upon system start if it's an unmanaged device. This flag is used by Rialto device to obtain device policy during OOBE since the Rialto device has no display and and only connects over cell.

--allow-external-pages

Allow access to external pages during layout tests.

--allow-failed-policy-fetch-for-test

If this flag is passed, failed policy fetches will not cause profile initialization to fail. This is useful for tests because it means that tests don't have to mock out the policy infrastructure.

--allow-file-access-from-files

By default, file:// URIs cannot read other file:// URIs. This is an override for developers who need the old behavior for testing.

--allow-hidden-media-playback

Allows media playback for hidden WebContents

--allow-http-background-page

Allows non-https URL for background_page for hosted apps.

--allow-http-screen-capture

Allow non-secure origins to use the screen capture API and the desktopCapture extension API.

--allow-insecure-localhost

Enables TLS/SSL errors on localhost to be ignored (no interstitial, no blocking of requests).

--allow-legacy-extension-manifests

Allows the browser to load extensions that lack a modern manifest when that would otherwise be forbidden.

--allow-loopback-in-peer-connection

Allows loopback interface to be added in network list for peer connection.

--allow-nacl-crxfs-api

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_PLUGINS) must be defined.

Specifies comma-separated list of extension ids or hosts to grant access to CRX file system APIs.

--allow-nacl-file-handle-api

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_PLUGINS) must be defined.

Specifies comma-separated list of extension ids or hosts to grant access to file handle APIs.

--allow-nacl-socket-api

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_PLUGINS) must be defined.

Specifies comma-separated list of extension ids or hosts to grant access to TCP/UDP socket APIs.

--allow-no-sandbox-job

Enables the sandboxed processes to run without a job object assigned to them. This flag is required to allow Chrome to run in RemoteApps or Citrix. This flag can reduce the security of the sandboxed processes and allow them to do certain API calls like shut down Windows or access the clipboard. Also we lose the chance to kill some processes until the outer job that owns them finishes.

--allow-outdated-plugins

Don't block outdated plugins.

--allow-ra-in-dev-mode

Allows remote attestation (RA) in dev mode for testing purpose. Usually RA is disabled in dev mode because it will always fail. However, there are cases in testing where we do want to go through the permission flow even in dev mode. This can be enabled by this flag.

--allow-running-insecure-content

By default, an https page cannot run JavaScript, CSS or plugins from http URLs. This provides an override to get the old insecure behavior.

--allow-sandbox-debugging

Allows debugging of sandboxed processes (see zygote_main_linux.cc).

--allow-silent-push

Allows Web Push notifications that do not show a notification.

--alsa-check-close-timeout

Time in ms to wait before closing the PCM handle when no more mixer inputs remain. Assumed to be 0 if --accept-resource-provider is present.

--alsa-enable-upsampling

Flag that enables resampling audio with sample rate below 32kHz up to 48kHz. Should be set to true for internal audio products.

--alsa-fixed-output-sample-rate

Optional flag to set a fixed sample rate for the alsa device.

--alsa-input-device

The constants OS_FREEBSD, OS_LINUX and OS_SOLARIS must be defined.

The Alsa device to use when opening an audio input stream.

--alsa-output-avail-min

Minimum number of available frames for scheduling a transfer.

--alsa-output-buffer-size

Size of the ALSA output buffer in frames. This directly sets the latency of the output device. Latency can be calculated by multiplying the sample rate by the output buffer size.

--alsa-output-device

The constants OS_FREEBSD, OS_LINUX and OS_SOLARIS must be defined.

The Alsa device to use when opening an audio stream.

--alsa-output-period-size

Size of the ALSA output period in frames. The period of an ALSA output device determines how many frames elapse between hardware interrupts.

--alsa-output-start-threshold

How many frames need to be in the output buffer before output starts.

--also-emit-success-logs

Also emit full event trace logs for successful tests.

--always-authorize-plugins

Prevents Chrome from requiring authorization to run certain widely installed but less commonly used plugins.

--always-on

No description

--always-use-complex-text

Always use the complex text path for layout tests.

--alwaystrue

No description

--android-fonts-path

Uses the android SkFontManager on linux. The specified directory should include the configuration xml file with the name "fonts.xml". This is used in blimp to emulate android fonts on linux.

--android-stderr-port

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Redirect stderr to the given port. Only supported on Android.

--android-stdin-port

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Redirect stdin to the given port. Only supported on Android.

--android-stdout-port

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Redirect stdout to the given port. Only supported on Android.

--angle

No description

--app

Specifies that the associated value should be launched in "application" mode.

--app-auto-launched

Specifies whether an app launched in kiosk mode was auto launched with zero delay. Used in order to properly restore auto-launched state during session restore flow.

--app-id

Specifies that the extension-app with the specified id should be launched according to its configuration.

--app-mode-auth-code

Value of GAIA auth code for --force-app-mode.

--app-mode-oauth-token

Value of OAuth2 refresh token for --force-app-mode.

--app-mode-oem-manifest

Path for app's OEM manifest file.

--app-shell-allow-roaming

Allow roaming in the cellular network.

--app-shell-host-window-size

Size for the host window to create (i.e. "800x600").

--app-shell-preferred-network

SSID of the preferred WiFi network.

--app-shell-refresh-token

Refresh token for identity API calls for the current user. Used for testing.

--app-shell-user

User email address of the current user.

--apple

No description

--apps-gallery-download-url

The URL that the webstore APIs download extensions from. Note: the URL must contain one '%s' for the extension ID.

--apps-gallery-update-url

The update url used by gallery/webstore extensions.

--apps-gallery-url

The URL to use for the gallery link in the app launcher.

--apps-keep-chrome-alive-in-tests

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Prevents Chrome from quitting when Chrome Apps are open.

--arc-availability

Signals ARC support status on this device. This can take one of the following three values. - none: ARC is not installed on this device. (default) - installed: ARC is installed on this device, but not officially supported. Users can enable ARC only when Finch experiment is turned on. - installed-only-kiosk-supported: ARC is installed, but officially supported only in kiosk mode. - officially-supported: ARC is installed and supported on this device. So users can enable ARC via settings etc. - officially-supported-with-active-directory: ARC is supported and also allowed to use with Active Directory management.

--arc-available

DEPRECATED: Please use --arc-availability=installed. Signals the availability of the ARC instance on this device.

--artifacts-dir

Screenshot testing: specifies the directoru where artifacts will be stored.

--ash-adjustable-large-cursor

Enables adjustable large cursor.

--ash-animate-from-boot-splash-screen

Enables an animated transition from the boot splash screen (Chrome logo on a white background) to the login screen. Implies |kAshCopyHostBackgroundAtBoot| and doesn't make much sense if used in conjunction with |kDisableBootAnimation| (since the transition begins at the same time as the white/grayscale login screen animation).

--ash-copy-host-background-at-boot

Copies the host window's content to the system background layer at startup. Can make boot slightly slower, but also hides an even-longer awkward period where we display a white background if the login wallpaper takes a long time to load.

--ash-debug-shortcuts

Enable keyboard shortcuts useful for debugging.

--ash-dev-shortcuts

Enable keyboard shortcuts used by developers only.

--ash-disable-maximize-mode-window-backdrop

Disables the window backdrops normally used in maximize mode (TouchView).

--ash-disable-screen-orientation-lock

Disable the support for WebContents to lock the screen orientation.

--ash-disable-touch-exploration-mode

Disable the Touch Exploration Mode. Touch Exploration Mode will no longer be turned on automatically when spoken feedback is enabled when this flag is set.

--ash-enable-docked-windows

Enables docking windows to the right or left (not to be confused with snapped windows).

--ash-enable-magnifier-key-scroller

Enables key bindings to scroll magnified screen.

--ash-enable-mirrored-screen

Enables mirrored screen.

--ash-enable-palette-on-all-displays

Enables the palette on every display, instead of only the internal one.

--ash-enable-software-mirroring

Enables software based mirroring.

--ash-enable-unified-desktop

The constant OS_CHROMEOS must be defined.

Enables unified desktop mode.

--ash-force-enable-palette

Enables the palette next to the status area.

--ash-hide-notifications-for-factory

Hides notifications that are irrelevant to Chrome OS device factory testing, such as battery level updates.

--ash-host-window-bounds

Sets a window size, optional position, and optional scale factor. "1024x768" creates a window of size 1024x768. "100+200-1024x768" positions the window at 100,200. "1024x768*2" sets the scale factor to 2 for a high DPI display. "800,0+800-800x800" for two displays at 800x800 resolution. "800,0+800-800x800,0+1600-800x800" for three displays at 800x800 resolution.

--ash-shelf-color

Enables the shelf color to be derived from the wallpaper.

--ash-touch-hud

Enables the heads-up display for tracking touch points.

--ash-webui-init

When wallpaper boot animation is not disabled this switch is used to override OOBE/sign in WebUI init type. Possible values: parallel|postpone. Default: parallel.

--attestation-server

Determines which Google Privacy CA to use for attestation.

--audio-buffer-size

Allow users to specify a custom buffer size for debugging purpose.

--aura-legacy-power-button

(Most) Chrome OS hardware reports ACPI power button releases correctly. Standard hardware reports releases immediately after presses. If set, we lock the screen or shutdown the system immediately in response to a press instead of displaying an interactive animation.

--auth-ext-path

Enables overriding the path for the default authentication extension.

--auth-server-whitelist

Whitelist for Negotiate Auth servers

--auth-spnego-account-type

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Android authentication account type for SPNEGO authentication

--auto

The values the kTouchEventFeatureDetection switch may have, as in --touch-events=disabled. auto: enabled at startup when an attached touchscreen is present.

--auto-open-devtools-for-tabs

This flag makes Chrome auto-open DevTools window for each tab. It is intended to be used by developers and automation to not require user interaction for opening DevTools.

--auto-select-desktop-capture-source

This flag makes Chrome auto-select the provided choice when an extension asks permission to start desktop capture. Should only be used for tests. For instance, --auto-select-desktop-capture-source="Entire screen" will automatically select to share the entire screen in English locales.

--blink-settings

Set blink settings. Format is <name>[=<value],<name>[=<value>],... The names are declared in Settings.json5. For boolean type, use "true", "false", or omit '=<value>' part to set to true. For enum type, use the int value of the enum value. Applied after other command line flags and prefs.

--bootstrap

Values for the kExtensionContentVerification flag. See ContentVerifierDelegate::Mode for more explanation.

--browser-subprocess-path

Path to the exe to run for the renderer and plugin subprocesses.

--browser-test

Tells Content Shell that it's running as a content_browsertest.

--bwsi

Indicates that the browser is in "browse without sign-in" (Guest session) mode. Should completely disable extensions, sync and bookmarks.

--bypass-app-banner-engagement-checks

This flag causes the user engagement checks for showing app banners to be bypassed. It is intended to be used by developers who wish to test that their sites otherwise meet the criteria needed to show app banners.

--canvas-msaa-sample-count

The number of MSAA samples for canvas2D. Requires MSAA support by GPU to have an effect. 0 disables MSAA.

--cast-initial-screen-height

No description

--cast-initial-screen-width

Used to pass initial screen resolution to GPU process. This allows us to set screen size correctly (so no need to resize when first window is created).

--cc-layer-tree-test-long-timeout

Increases timeout for memory checkers.

--cc-layer-tree-test-no-timeout

Prevents the layer tree unit tests from timing out.

--cc-rebaseline-pixeltests

Makes pixel tests write their output instead of read it.

--cellular-only

No description

--check-for-update-interval

How often (in seconds) to check for updates. Should only be used for testing purposes.

--check-layout-test-sys-deps

Check whether all system dependencies for running layout tests are met.

--check-tile-priority-inversion

Enables CHECKs to ensure that tile priorities are not inverted.

--child-process

Used internally by the main process to indicate that a new process should be a child process. Takes the absolute path to the service library to load as an argument. Not for user use.

--child-wallpaper-large

Default large wallpaper to use for kids accounts (as path to trusted, non-user-writable JPEG file).

--child-wallpaper-small

Default small wallpaper to use for kids accounts (as path to trusted, non-user-writable JPEG file).

--ChromeOSMemoryPressureHandling

The memory pressure thresholds selection which is used to decide whether and when a memory pressure event needs to get fired.

--cipher-suite-blacklist

Comma-separated list of SSL cipher suites to disable.

--class

The constants OS_CHROMEOS and OS_MACOSX must not be defined, and the constant OS_POSIX must be defined.

The same as the --class argument in X applications. Overrides the WM_CLASS window property with the given value.

--clear-token-service

Clears the token service before using it. This allows simulating the expiration of credentials during testing.

--cloud-print-file

Tells chrome to display the cloud print dialog and upload the specified file for printing.

--cloud-print-file-type

Specifies the mime type to be used when uploading data from the file referenced by cloud-print-file. Defaults to "application/pdf" if unspecified.

--cloud-print-job-title

Used with kCloudPrintFile to specify a title for the resulting print job.

--cloud-print-print-ticket

Used with kCloudPrintFile to specify a JSON print ticket for the resulting print job. Defaults to null if unspecified.

--cloud-print-setup-proxy

Setup cloud print proxy for provided printers. This does not start service or register proxy for autostart.

--cloud-print-url

The URL of the cloud print service to use, overrides any value stored in preferences, and the default. Only used if the cloud print service has been enabled. Used for testing.

--cloud-print-xmpp-endpoint

The XMPP endpoint the cloud print service will use. Only used if the cloud print service has been enabled. Used for testing.

--compensate-for-unstable-pinch-zoom

Enable compensation for unstable pinch zoom. Some touch screens display significant amount of wobble when moving a finger in a straight line. This makes two finger scroll trigger an oscillating pinch zoom. See crbug.com/394380 for details.

--compile-shader-always-succeeds

Always return success when compiling a shader. Linking will still fail.

--component-updater

Comma-separated options to troubleshoot the component updater. Only valid for the browser process.

--connectivity-check-url

Url for network connectivity checking. Default is "https://clients3.google.com/generate_204".

--conservative

No description

--content-image-texture-target

Texture target for CHROMIUM_image backed content textures.

--content-shell-host-window-size

Size for the content_shell's host window (i.e. "800x600").

--controller

No description

--crash-dumps-dir

The directory breakpad should store minidumps in.

--crash-on-failure

When specified to "enable-leak-detection" command-line option, causes the leak detector to cause immediate crash when found leak.

--crash-on-hang-threads

Comma-separated list of BrowserThreads that cause browser process to crash if the given browser thread is not responsive. UI,IO,DB,FILE,CACHE are the list of BrowserThreads that are supported. For example: --crash-on-hang-threads=UI:3:18,IO:3:18 --> Crash the browser if UI or IO is not responsive for 18 seconds and the number of browser threads that are responding is less than or equal to 3.

--crash-server-url

Server url to upload crash data to. Default is "http://clients2.google.com/cr/report" for prod devices. Default is "http://clients2.google.com/cr/staging_report" for non prod.

--crash-test

Causes the browser process to crash on startup.

--crashpad-handler

A process type (switches::kProcessType) that indicates chrome.exe or setup.exe is being launched as crashpad_handler. This is only used on Windows. We bundle the handler into chrome.exe on Windows because there is high probability of a "new" .exe being blocked or interfered with by application firewalls, AV software, etc. On other platforms, crashpad_handler is a standalone executable.

--create-browser-on-startup-for-tests

Some platforms like ChromeOS default to empty desktop. Browser tests may need to add this switch so that at least one browser instance is created on startup. TODO(nkostylev): Investigate if this switch could be removed. (http://crbug.com/148675)

--create-default-gl-context

Ask the GLX driver for the default context instead of trying to get the highest version possible.

--cros-region

Forces CrOS region value.

--cros-regions-mode

Control regions data load ("" is default).

--crosh-command

The constant OS_CHROMEOS must be defined.

Custom crosh command.

--cryptauth-http-host

Overrides the default URL for Google APIs (https://www.googleapis.com) used by CryptAuth.

--custom-devtools-frontend

Specify a custom path to devtools for devtools tests

--custom-launcher-page

Specifies the chrome-extension:// URL for the contents of an additional page added to the app launcher.

--custom_summary

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Forces a custom summary to be displayed below the update menu item.

--d3d11

No description

--d3d9

No description

--daemon

No description

--dark_muted

No description

--dark_vibrant

No description

--data-path

Makes Content Shell use the given path for its data directory.

--data-reduction-proxy-config-url

The URL from which to retrieve the Data Reduction Proxy configuration.

--data-reduction-proxy-enable-quic-on-non-core-proxies

If set, enables use of QUIC with non core data reduction proxies.

--data-reduction-proxy-experiment

The name of a Data Reduction Proxy experiment to run. These experiments are defined by the proxy server. Use --force-fieldtrials for Data Reduction Proxy field trials.

--data-reduction-proxy-http-proxies

The semicolon-separated list of proxy server URIs to override the list of HTTP proxies returned by the Data Saver API. It is illegal to use |kDataReductionProxy| or |kDataReductionProxyFallback| switch in conjunction with |kDataReductionProxyHttpProxies|. If the URI omits a scheme, then the proxy server scheme defaults to HTTP, and if the port is omitted then the default port for that scheme is used. E.g. "http://foo.net:80", "http://foo.net", "foo.net:80", and "foo.net" are all equivalent.

--data-reduction-proxy-lo-fi

The mode for Data Reduction Proxy Lo-Fi. The various modes are always-on, cellular-only, slow connections only and disabled.

--data-reduction-proxy-pingback-url

No description

--data-reduction-proxy-secure-proxy-check-url

Sets a secure proxy check URL to test before committing to using the Data Reduction Proxy. Note this check does not go through the Data Reduction Proxy.

--data-reduction-proxy-server-experiments-disabled

Disables server experiments that may be enabled through field trial.

--data-reduction-proxy-warmup-url

Sets a URL to fetch to warm up the data reduction proxy on startup and network changes.

--dbus-stub

Forces the stub implementation of dbus clients.

--debug-devtools

Run devtools tests in debug mode (not bundled and minified)

--debug-enable-frame-toggle

Enables a frame context menu item that toggles the frame in and out of glass mode (Windows Vista and up only).

--debug-packed-apps

Adds debugging entries such as Inspect Element to context menus of packed apps.

--debug-print

The constant OFFICIAL_BUILD must not be defined, and the constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_PRINT_PREVIEW) must be defined.

Enables support to debug printing subsystem.

--default

No description

--default-tile-height

No description

--default-tile-width

Sets the tile size used by composited layers.

--default-wallpaper-is-oem

Indicates that the wallpaper images specified by kAshDefaultWallpaper{Large,Small} are OEM-specific (i.e. they are not downloadable from Google).

--default-wallpaper-large

Default large wallpaper to use (as path to trusted, non-user-writable JPEG file).

--default-wallpaper-small

Default small wallpaper to use (as path to trusted, non-user-writable JPEG file).

--demo

Optional value for Data Saver prompt on cellular networks.

--derelict-detection-timeout

Time in seconds before a machine at OOBE is considered derelict.

--derelict-idle-timeout

Time in seconds before a derelict machines starts demo mode.

--desktop

No description

--desktop-window-1080p

When present, desktop cast_shell will create 1080p window (provided display resolution is high enough). Otherwise, cast_shell defaults to 720p.

--deterministic-fetch

Instructs headless_shell to cause network fetches to complete in order of creation. This removes a significant source of network related non-determinism at the cost of slower page loads.

--device-management-url

Specifies the URL at which to fetch configuration policy from the device management backend.

--device-scale-factor

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Device scale factor passed to certain processes like renderers, etc.

--devtools-flags

Passes command line parameters to the DevTools front-end.

--diagnostics

Triggers a plethora of diagnostic modes.

--diagnostics-format

Sets the output format for diagnostic modes enabled by diagnostics flag.

--diagnostics-recovery

Tells the diagnostics mode to do the requested recovery step(s).

--disable

Values for the kShowSavedCopy flag.

--disable-2d-canvas-clip-aa

Disable antialiasing on 2d canvas clips

--disable-2d-canvas-image-chromium

Disables Canvas2D rendering into a scanout buffer for overlay support.

--disable-3d-apis

Disables client-visible 3D APIs, in particular WebGL and Pepper 3D. This is controlled by policy and is kept separate from the other enable/disable switches to avoid accidentally regressing the policy support for controlling access to these APIs.

--disable-accelerated-2d-canvas

Disable gpu-accelerated 2d canvas.

--disable-accelerated-jpeg-decoding

Disable partially decoding jpeg images using the GPU. At least YUV decoding will be accelerated when not using this flag. Has no effect unless GPU rasterization is enabled.

--disable-accelerated-mjpeg-decode

Disable hardware acceleration of mjpeg decode for captured frame, where available.

--disable-accelerated-video-decode

Disables hardware acceleration of video decode, where available.

--disable-account-consistency

Disables consistent identity features.

--disable-add-to-shelf

Disables the display of a banner allowing the user to add a web app to their shelf (or platform-specific equivalent)

--disable-app-info-dialog-mac

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Disable the toolkit-views App Info dialog for Mac.

--disable-app-list-dismiss-on-blur

If set, the app list will not be dismissed when it loses focus. This is useful when testing the app list or a custom launcher page. It can still be dismissed via the other methods (like the Esc key).

--disable-app-window-cycling

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Disables custom Cmd+` window cycling for platform apps and hosted apps.

--disable-appcontainer

No description

--disable-arc-data-wipe

Disables android user data wipe on opt out.

--disable-arc-opt-in-verification

Disables ARC Opt-in verification process and ARC is enabled by default.

--disable-autofill-keyboard-accessory-view

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Disables showing suggestions in a keyboard accessory view.

--disable-avfoundation-overlays

The constant OS_IOS must not be defined, and the constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Disable use of AVFoundation to draw video content.

--disable-background-networking

Disable several subsystems which run network requests in the background. This is for use when doing network performance testing to avoid noise in the measurements.

--disable-background-timer-throttling

Disable task throttling of timer tasks from background pages.

--disable-backing-store-limit

Disable limits on the number of backing stores. Can prevent blinking for users with many windows/tabs and lots of memory.

--disable-blink-features

Disable one or more Blink runtime-enabled features. Use names from RuntimeEnabledFeatures.json5, separated by commas. Applied after kEnableBlinkFeatures, and after other flags that change these features.

--disable-boot-animation

Disables wallpaper boot animation (except of OOBE case).

--disable-breakpad

Disables the crash reporting.

--disable-browser-task-scheduler

No description

--disable-bundled-ppapi-flash

Disables the bundled PPAPI version of Flash.

--disable-canvas-aa

Disable antialiasing on 2d canvas.

--disable-captive-portal-bypass-proxy

Disables bypass proxy for captive portal authorization.

--disable-cast-streaming-hw-encoding

Disable hardware encoding support for Cast Streaming.

--disable-clear-browsing-data-counters

Disables data volume counters in the Clear Browsing Data dialog.

--disable-client-side-phishing-detection

Disables the client-side phishing detection feature. Note that even if client-side phishing detection is enabled, it will only be active if the user has opted in to UMA stats and SafeBrowsing is enabled in the preferences.

--disable-cloud-import

Disables cloud backup feature.

--disable-component-cloud-policy

Disables fetching and storing cloud policy for components.

--disable-component-extensions-with-background-pages

Disable default component extensions with background pages - useful for performance tests where these pages may interfere with perf results.

--disable-component-update

No description

--disable-composited-antialiasing

Disables layer-edge anti-aliasing in the compositor.

--disable-contextual-search

Disables Contextual Search.

--disable-d3d11

Disables use of D3D11.

--disable-databases

Disables HTML5 DB support.

--disable-datasaver-prompt

Disables Data Saver prompt on cellular networks.

--disable-default-apps

Disables installation of default apps on first run. This is used during automated testing.

--disable-demo-mode

Disables the Chrome OS demo.

--disable-device-disabling

If this switch is set, the device cannot be remotely disabled by its owner.

--disable-device-discovery-notifications

Disables device discovery notifications.

--disable-dinosaur-easter-egg

Disables the dinosaur easter egg on the offline interstitial.

--disable-direct-composition

Disables the use of DirectComposition to draw to the screen.

--disable-directwrite-for-ui

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Disables DirectWrite font rendering for general UI elements.

--disable-display-color-calibration

The constant OS_CHROMEOS must be defined.

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--disable-display-list-2d-canvas

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--disable-distance-field-text

Disables distance field text.

--disable-domain-blocking-for-3d-apis

Disable the per-domain blocking for 3D APIs after GPU reset. This switch is intended only for tests.

--disable-domain-reliability

Disables Domain Reliability Monitoring.

--disable-download-image-renaming

Disables the string change from "Save Image" to "Download Image".

--disable-drive-search-in-app-launcher

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--disable-dwm-composition

Disables use of DWM composition for top level windows.

--disable-eol-notification

Disables notification when device is in end of life status.

--disable-es3-apis

Disable OpenGL ES 3 APIs. This in turn will disable WebGL2.

--disable-es3-gl-context

Disables use of ES3 backend (use ES2 backend instead).

--disable-extensions

Disable extensions.

--disable-extensions-except

Disable extensions except those specified in a comma-separated list.

--disable-extensions-file-access-check

Disable checking for user opt-in for extensions that want to inject script into file URLs (ie, always allow it). This is used during automated testing.

--disable-extensions-http-throttling

Disable the net::URLRequestThrottlerManager functionality for requests originating from extensions.

--disable-fast-web-scroll-view-insets

Disables a workaround for fast inset updates for UIWebView.scrollView.

--disable-features

Lists separated by commas the name of features to disable. See base::FeatureList::InitializeFromCommandLine for details.

--disable-field-trial-config

Disable field trial tests configured in fieldtrial_testing_config.json.

--disable-file-system

Disable FileSystem API.

--disable-flash-3d

Disable 3D inside of flapper.

--disable-flash-stage3d

Disable Stage3D inside of flapper.

--disable-fullscreen-low-power-mode

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Disables fullscreen low power mode on Mac.

--disable-fullscreen-tab-detaching

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Disables tab detaching in fullscreen mode on Mac.

--disable-gaia-services

Disables GAIA services such as enrollment and OAuth session restore. Used by 'fake' telemetry login.

--disable-gesture-editing

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--disable-gesture-requirement-for-media-playback

Disable user gesture requirement for media playback.

--disable-gesture-requirement-for-presentation

Disable user gesture requirement for presentation.

--disable-gesture-typing

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--disable-gl-drawing-for-tests

Disables GL drawing operations which produce pixel output. With this the GL output will not be correct but tests will run faster.

--disable-gl-error-limit

Disable the GL error log limit.

--disable-gl-extensions

Disables specified comma separated GL Extensions if found.

--disable-glsl-translator

Disable the GLSL translator.

--disable-gpu

Disables GPU hardware acceleration. If software renderer is not in place, then the GPU process won't launch.

--disable-gpu-async-worker-context

Disable async GL worker context. Overrides kEnableGpuAsyncWorkerContext.

--disable-gpu-compositing

Prevent the compositor from using its GPU implementation.

--disable-gpu-driver-bug-workarounds

Disable workarounds for various GPU driver bugs.

--disable-gpu-early-init

Disable proactive early init of GPU process.

--disable-gpu-memory-buffer-compositor-resources

Do not force that all compositor resources be backed by GPU memory buffers.

--disable-gpu-memory-buffer-video-frames

Disable GpuMemoryBuffer backed VideoFrames.

--disable-gpu-process-crash-limit

Disable the limit on the number of times the GPU process may be restarted. For tests and platforms where software fallback is disabled.

--disable-gpu-program-cache

Turn off gpu program caching

--disable-gpu-rasterization

Disable GPU rasterization, i.e. rasterize on the CPU only. Overrides the kEnableGpuRasterization and kForceGpuRasterization flags.

--disable-gpu-sandbox

Disable the GPU process sandbox.

--disable-gpu-shader-disk-cache

Disables the GPU shader on disk cache.

--disable-gpu-vsync

Stop the GPU from synchronizing on the vsync before presenting. We can select from the options below: beginframe: Next frame can start without any delay on cc::scheduler in renderer compositors. gpu: Disable display and browser vsync. default: Set both flags.

--disable-gpu-watchdog

Disable the thread that crashes the GPU process if it stops responding to messages.

--disable-hang-monitor

Suppresses hang monitor dialogs in renderer processes. This may allow slow unload handlers on a page to prevent the tab from closing, but the Task Manager can be used to terminate the offending process in this case.

--disable-hid-detection-on-oobe

Disables HID-detection OOBE screen.

--disable-hide-inactive-stacked-tab-close-buttons

Disable hiding the close buttons of inactive tabs when the tabstrip is in stacked mode.

--disable-histogram-customizer

Disable the RenderThread's HistogramCustomizer.

--disable-hosted-app-shim-creation

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Disables app shim creation for hosted apps on Mac.

--disable-hosted-apps-in-windows

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Prevents hosted apps from being opened in windows on Mac.

--disable-http2

Disables the HTTP/2 protocol.

--disable-in-process-stack-traces

Disable in-process stack traces.

--disable-infobars

Prevent infobars from appearing.

--disable-input-view

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--disable-ios-password-generation

Disable password generation for iOS.

--disable-ios-password-suggestions

Disable showing available password credentials in the keyboard accessory view when focused on form fields.

--disable-ios-physical-web

Disables Physical Web scanning for nearby URLs.

--disable-javascript-harmony-shipping

Disable latest shipping ECMAScript 6 features.

--disable-kill-after-bad-ipc

Don't kill a child process when it sends a bad IPC message. Apart from testing, it is a bad idea from a security perspective to enable this switch.

--disable-lcd-text

Disables LCD text.

--disable-legacy-window

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Disable the Legacy Window which corresponds to the size of the WebContents.

Disable LocalStorage.

--disable-logging

Force logging to be disabled. Logging is enabled by default in debug builds.

--disable-login-animations

Avoid doing expensive animations upon login.

--disable-low-end-device-mode

Force disabling of low-end device mode when set.

--disable-low-latency-dxva

Disables using CODECAPI_AVLowLatencyMode when creating DXVA decoders.

--disable-low-res-tiling

When using CPU rasterizing disable low resolution tiling. This uses less power, particularly during animations, but more white may be seen during fast scrolling especially on slower devices.

--disable-lru-snapshot-cache

Disable the snapshots lru cache.

--disable-mac-overlays

The constant OS_IOS must not be defined, and the constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Fall back to using CAOpenGLLayers display content, instead of the IOSurface based overlay display path.

--disable-mac-views-native-app-windows

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Disables use of toolkit-views based native app windows.

--disable-main-frame-before-activation

Disables sending the next BeginMainFrame before the previous commit activates. Overrides the kEnableMainFrameBeforeActivation flag.

--disable-md-oobe

Disables material design OOBE UI.

--disable-media-session-api

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Disable Media Session API

--disable-media-suspend

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--disable-merge-key-char-events

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Disables merging the key event (WM_KEY*) with the char event (WM_CHAR).

--disable-minimize-on-second-launcher-item-click

Disable the behavior that the second click on a launcher item (the click when the item is already active) minimizes the item.

--disable-mojo-renderer

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_RUNTIME_MEDIA_RENDERER_SELECTION) must be defined.

Rather than use the renderer hosted remotely in the media service, fall back to the default renderer within content_renderer. Does not change the behavior of the media service.

--disable-mtp-write-support

Disables mtp write support.

--disable-multi-display-layout

Disables the multiple display layout UI.

--disable-namespace-sandbox

Disables usage of the namespace sandbox.

--disable-native-gpu-memory-buffers

Disables native GPU memory buffer support.

--disable-network-portal-notification

Disables notifications about captive portals in session.

--disable-new-bookmark-apps

Disables the new bookmark app system.

--disable-new-channel-switcher-ui

Disables new channel switcher UI.

--disable-new-kiosk-ui

Disables new Kiosk UI when kiosk apps are represented as user pods.

--disable-new-korean-ime

Disables the new Korean IME in chrome://settings/languages.

--disable-new-profile-management

Disables new profile management system, including new profile chooser UI.

--disable-new-zip-unpacker

Disables the new File System Provider API based ZIP unpacker.

--disable-notifications

Disables the Web Notification and the Push APIs.

--disable-ntp-popular-sites

Disables showing popular sites on the NTP.

--disable-nv12-dxgi-video

Disables the video decoder from drawing to an NV12 textures instead of ARGB.

--disable-offer-store-unmasked-wallet-cards

Force hiding the local save checkbox in the autofill dialog box for getting the full credit card number for a wallet card. The card will never be stored locally.

--disable-offer-upload-credit-cards

Disables offering to upload credit cards.

--disable-office-editing-component-extension

Disables Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides component app so handlers won't be registered, making it possible to install another version for testing.

--disable-offline-auto-reload

Disable auto-reload of error pages if offline.

--disable-offline-auto-reload-visible-only

Disable only auto-reloading error pages when the tab is visible.

--disable-overlay-scrollbar

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--disable-overscroll-edge-effect

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Disable overscroll edge effects like those found in Android views.

--disable-panel-fitting

The constant OS_CHROMEOS must be defined.

Disables panel fitting (used for mirror mode).

--disable-partial-raster

Disable partial raster in the renderer. Disabling this switch also disables the use of persistent gpu memory buffers.

--disable-password-generation

Disables password generation when we detect that the user is going through account creation.

--disable-payment-request

Disable the Payment Request API.

--disable-pepper-3d

Disable Pepper3D.

--disable-pepper-3d-image-chromium

Disable Image Chromium for Pepper 3d.

--disable-per-monitor-dpi

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Disables per monitor DPI for supported Windows versions. This flag overrides kEnablePerMonitorDpi.

--disable-permission-action-reporting

Disables permission action reporting to Safe Browsing servers for opted in users.

--disable-permissions-api

Disables the Permissions API.

--disable-physical-keyboard-autocorrect

Disables suggestions while typing on a physical keyboard.

--disable-pinch

Disables compositor-accelerated touch-screen pinch gestures.

--disable-pnacl-crash-throttling

Disables crash throttling for Portable Native Client.

--disable-popup-blocking

Disable pop-up blocking.

--disable-prefer-compositing-to-lcd-text

Disable the creation of compositing layers when it would prevent LCD text.

--disable-presentation-api

Disables the Presentation API.

--disable-print-preview

Disables print preview (For testing, and for users who don't like us. :[ )

--disable-prompt-on-repost

Normally when the user attempts to navigate to a page that was the result of a post we prompt to make sure they want to. This switch may be used to disable that check. This switch is used during automated testing.

--disable-pull-to-refresh-effect

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Disable the pull-to-refresh effect when vertically overscrolling content.

--disable-push-api-background-mode

Enable background mode for the Push API.

--disable-quic

Disables the QUIC protocol.

--disable-reading-from-canvas

Taints all <canvas> elements, regardless of origin.

--disable-remote-core-animation

The constant OS_IOS must not be defined, and the constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Disable use of cross-process CALayers to display content directly from the GPU process on Mac.

--disable-remote-fonts

Disables remote web font support. SVG font should always work whether this option is specified or not.

--disable-remote-playback-api

Disables the RemotePlayback API.

--disable-renderer-accessibility

Turns off the accessibility in the renderer.

--disable-renderer-backgrounding

Prevent renderer process backgrounding when set.

--disable-renderer-priority-management

No not manage renderer process priority at all when set.

--disable-resize-lock

Whether the resize lock is disabled. Default is false. This is generally only useful for tests that want to force disabling.

--disable-rgba-4444-textures

Disables RGBA_4444 textures.

--disable-rollback-option

Disables rollback option on reset screen.

--disable-rtc-smoothness-algorithm

Disables the new rendering algorithm for webrtc, which is designed to improve the rendering smoothness.

--disable-screen-orientation-lock

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Disable the locking feature of the screen orientation API.

--disable-search-geolocation-disclosure

Disables showing the search geolocation disclosure UI. Used for perf testing.

--disable-seccomp-filter-sandbox

Disable the seccomp filter sandbox (seccomp-bpf) (Linux only).

--disable-settings-window

Disable settings in a separate browser window per profile (see SettingsWindowEnabled() below).

--disable-setuid-sandbox

Disable the setuid sandbox (Linux only).

--disable-shader-name-hashing

Turn off user-defined name hashing in shaders.

--disable-signin-scoped-device-id

Disables sending signin scoped device id to LSO with refresh token request.

--disable-single-click-autofill

The "disable" flag for kEnableSingleClickAutofill.

--disable-slimming-paint-invalidation

Disable paint invalidation based on slimming paint. See kEnableSlimmingPaintInvalidation.

--disable-smart-virtual-keyboard

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--disable-smooth-scrolling

Disable smooth scrolling for testing.

--disable-software-rasterizer

Disables the use of a 3D software rasterizer.

--disable-speech-api

Disables the Web Speech API.

--disable-suggestions-ui

Disables the Suggestions UI

--disable-sync

Disables syncing browser data to a Google Account.

--disable-sync-app-list

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--disable-sync-types

Disables syncing one or more sync data types that are on by default. See sync/base/model_type.h for possible types. Types should be comma separated, and follow the naming convention for string representation of model types, e.g.: --disable-synctypes='Typed URLs, Bookmarks, Autofill Profiles'

--disable-system-timezone-automatic-detection

Disables SystemTimezoneAutomaticDetection policy.

--disable-tab-strip-autoscroll-new-tabs

Disables the tab strip auto scroll new tabs.

--disable-threaded-animation

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--disable-threaded-compositing

Disable multithreaded GPU compositing of web content.

--disable-threaded-scrolling

Disable multithreaded, compositor scrolling of web content.

--disable-touch-adjustment

Disables touch adjustment.

--disable-touch-drag-drop

Disables touch event based drag and drop.

--disable-translate

Allows disabling of translate from the command line to assist with automated browser testing (e.g. Selenium/WebDriver). Normal browser users should disable translate with the preference.

--disable-translate-new-ux

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Disables Translate experimental new UX which replaces the infobar.

--disable-usb-keyboard-detect

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Disables the USB keyboard detection for blocking the OSK on Win8+.

--disable-v8-idle-tasks

Disable V8 idle tasks.

--disable-vaapi-accelerated-video-encode

The constant OS_CHROMEOS must be defined.

Disables VA-API accelerated video encode.

--disable-views-rect-based-targeting

Specifies if a heuristic should be used to determine the most probable target of a gesture, where the touch region is represented by a rectangle.

--disable-virtual-keyboard-overscroll

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--disable-voice-input

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--disable-volume-adjust-sound

Disables volume adjust sound.

--disable-wake-on-wifi

Disables wake on wifi features.

--disable-web-notification-custom-layouts

Disables Web Notification custom layouts.

--disable-web-security

Don't enforce the same-origin policy. (Used by people testing their sites.)

--disable-webgl

Disable experimental WebGL support.

--disable-webgl-image-chromium

Disables WebGL rendering into a scanout buffer for overlay support.

--disable-webrtc-encryption

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_WEBRTC) must be defined.

Disables encryption of RTP Media for WebRTC. When Chrome embeds Content, it ignores this switch on its stable and beta channels.

--disable-webrtc-hw-decoding

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_WEBRTC) must be defined.

Disables HW decode acceleration for WebRTC.

--disable-webrtc-hw-encoding

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_WEBRTC) must be defined.

Disables HW encode acceleration for WebRTC.

--disable-webrtc-hw-vp8-encoding

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_WEBRTC) must be defined.

Disables HW VP8 encode acceleration for WebRTC.

--disable-win32k-lockdown

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Disables the Win32K process mitigation policy for child processes.

--disable-xss-auditor

Disables Blink's XSSAuditor. The XSSAuditor mitigates reflective XSS.

--disable-zero-browsers-open-for-tests

Some tests seem to require the application to close when the last browser window is closed. Thus, we need a switch to force this behavior for ChromeOS Aura, disable "zero window mode". TODO(pkotwicz): Investigate if this bug can be removed. (http://crbug.com/119175)

--disable-zero-copy

Disable rasterizer that writes directly to GPU memory associated with tiles.

--disable-zero-copy-dxgi-video

Disable the video decoder from drawing directly to a texture.

--disabled

disabled: touch events are disabled.

--disk-cache-dir

Use a specific disk cache location, rather than one derived from the UserDatadir.

--disk-cache-size

Forces the maximum disk space to be used by the disk cache, in bytes.

--display

The constant OS_CHROMEOS must not be defined.

Which X11 display to connect to. Emulates the GTK+ --display= command line argument.

--dmg-device

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

When switches::kProcessType is switches::kRelauncherProcess, if this switch is also present, the relauncher process will unmount and eject a mounted disk image and move its disk image file to the trash. The argument's value must be a BSD device name of the form "diskN" or "diskNsM".

--dns-log-details

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--dom-automation

Specifies if the |DOMAutomationController| needs to be bound in the renderer. This binding happens on per-frame basis and hence can potentially be a performance bottleneck. One should only enable it when automating dom based tests.

--duck-flash

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_PLUGINS) must be defined.

This value is used as an option for |kEnableDefaultMediaSession|. Flash will be ducked when losing audio focus.

--dump-browser-histograms

Requests that a running browser process dump its collected histograms to a given file. The file is overwritten if it exists.

--dump-dom

Instructs headless_shell to print document.body.innerHTML to stdout.

--eafe-path

EAFE path to use for Easy bootstrapping.

--eafe-url

EAFE URL to use for Easy bootstrapping.

--early-tracing

The constant NDEBUG must be defined.

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--easy-unlock-app-path

Overrides the path of Easy Unlock component app.

--edge-touch-filtering

The constants USE_OZONE and USE_X11 must be defined.

Tells Chrome to do edge touch filtering. Useful for convertible tablet.

--egl

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--elevate

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--embedded-extension-options

Enables extension options to be embedded in chrome://extensions rather than a new tab.

--emphasize-titles-in-omnibox-dropdown

Causes the omnibox dropdown to emphasize the titles of URL suggestions for query-like inputs.

--emulate-shader-precision

Emulate ESSL lowp and mediump float precisions by mutating the shaders to round intermediate values in ANGLE.

--enable-accelerated-2d-canvas

Enable accelerated 2D canvas.

--enable-accelerated-vpx-decode

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Enables experimental hardware acceleration for VP8/VP9 video decoding. Bitmask - 0x1=Microsoft, 0x2=AMD, 0x03=Try all.

--enable-accessibility-tab-switcher

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Enable the accessibility tab switcher.

--enable-account-consistency

Enables consistent identity features.

--enable-ad

Enables AD functionality.

--enable-adaptive-selection-handle-orientation

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Enable inverting of selection handles so that they are not clipped by the viewport boundaries.

--enable-add-to-shelf

Enables the display of a banner allowing the user to add a web app to their shelf (or platform-specific equivalent)

--enable-aggressive-domstorage-flushing

Enable the aggressive flushing of DOM Storage to minimize data loss.

--enable-android-wallpapers-app

Enables the Android Wallpapers App as the default app on Chrome OS.

--enable-app-info-dialog-mac

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Enable the toolkit-views App Info dialog for Mac. This is accessible from chrome://apps and chrome://extensions and is already enabled on non-mac.

--enable-app-list

If set, the app list will be enabled as if enabled from CWS.

--enable-app-window-cycling

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Enables custom Cmd+` window cycling for platform apps and hosted apps.

--enable-appcontainer

Enable or disable appcontainer/lowbox for renderer on Win8+ platforms.

--enable-arc

DEPRECATED. Please use --arc-availability=officially-supported. Enables starting the ARC instance upon session start.

--enable-arc-oobe-optin

Enables ARC OptIn flow in OOBE.

--enable-audio-debug-recordings-from-extension

If the WebRTC logging private API is active, enables audio debug recordings.

--enable-autofill-keyboard-accessory-view

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Enables showing suggestions in a keyboard accessory view.

--enable-automation

Inform users that their browser is being controlled by an automated test.

--enable-benchmarking

Enables the benchmarking extensions.

--enable-ble-advertising-in-apps

Enable BLE Advertisiing in apps.

--enable-blink-features

Enable one or more Blink runtime-enabled features. Use names from RuntimeEnabledFeatures.json5, separated by commas. Applied before kDisableBlinkFeatures, and after other flags that change these features.

--enable-bookmark-undo

Enables the multi-level undo system for bookmarks.

--enable-browser-side-navigation

PlzNavigate: Use the experimental browser-side navigation path.

--enable-browser-task-scheduler

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--enable-canvas-2d-dynamic-rendering-mode-switching

Enables dynamic rendering pipeline switching to optimize the performance of 2d canvas

--enable-checker-imaging

Enables defering image decodes to the image decode service.

--enable-chromevox-arc-support

Enables native ChromeVox support for Arc.

--enable-clear-browsing-data-counters

Enables data volume counters in the Clear Browsing Data dialog.

--enable-cloud-print-proxy

This applies only when the process type is "service". Enables the Cloud Print Proxy component within the service process.

--enable-cloud-print-xps

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Fallback to XPS. By default connector uses CDD.

--enable-color-correct-rendering

Convert rasterization and compositing inputs to the output color space before operating on them.

--enable-color-correct-rendering-default-mode

Changes the behavior of the "default" color space conversion mode in createImageBitmap. When enabled without kEnableColorCorrectRendering or kEnableTrueColorRendering flags, "default" means color correct the image bitmap to the display color space.

--enable-consumer-kiosk

Enables consumer kiosk mode for Chrome OS.

--enable-content-intent-detection

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Enable content intent detection in the renderer.

--enable-contextual-search

Enables Contextual Search.

--enable-crash-reporter

Indicates that crash reporting should be enabled. On platforms where helper processes cannot access to files needed to make this decision, this flag is generated internally.

--enable-crash-reporter-for-testing

The constant OS_POSIX must be defined.

Used for turning on Breakpad crash reporting in a debug environment where crash reporting is typically compiled but disabled.

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--enable-crx-hash-check

Enable package hash check: the .crx file sha256 hash sum should be equal to the one received from update manifest.

--enable-data-reduction-proxy-bypass-warning

Enable the data reduction proxy bypass warning.

--enable-data-reduction-proxy-carrier-test

Enables the origin of the carrier test data reduction proxy.

--enable-data-reduction-proxy-force-pingback

Enables sending a pageload metrics pingback after every page load.

--enable-data-reduction-proxy-lite-page

Enables lite page from the data reduction proxy. This means a lite page should be requested instead of placeholders whenever Lo-Fi mode is on. Lo-fi must also be enabled via a flag or field trial.

--enable-data-reduction-proxy-savings-promo

Enables a 1 MB savings promo for the data reduction proxy.

--enable-datasaver-prompt

Enables Data Saver prompt on cellular networks.

--enable-default-media-session

The constant OS_ANDROID must not be defined, and the constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_PLUGINS) must be defined.

Use a media session for each tabs in a way that two tabs can't play on top of each other. This is different from the Media Session API as it is enabling a default behaviour for the browser. The allowed values are: "" (empty), |kEnableDefaultMediaSessionDuckFlash|.

--enable-device-discovery-notifications

Enable device discovery notifications.

--enable-devtools-experiments

If true devtools experimental settings are enabled.

--enable-display-list-2d-canvas

Enables display list based 2d canvas implementation. Options: 1. Enable: allow browser to use display list for 2d canvas (browser makes decision). 2. Force: browser always uses display list for 2d canvas.

--enable-distance-field-text

Enables using signed distance fields when rendering text. Only valid if GPU rasterization is enabled as well.

--enable-distillability-service

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--enable-dom-distiller

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--enable-domain-reliability

Enables Domain Reliability Monitoring.

--enable-download-image-renaming

Enables the string change from "Save Image" to "Download Image".

--enable-drive-search-in-app-launcher

Enable/disable drive search in chrome launcher.

--enable-drm-atomic

Try to enable drm atomic. This works only with drm platform.

--enable-embedded-extension-options

Hack so that feature switch can work with about_flags. See kEnableScriptsRequireAction.

--enable-es3-apis

Enable OpenGL ES 3 APIs.

--enable-exclusive-audio

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Use exclusive mode audio streaming for Windows Vista and higher. Leads to lower latencies for audio streams which uses the AudioParameters::AUDIO_PCM_LOW_LATENCY audio path. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd370844.aspx for details.

--enable-experimental-accessibility-features

Shows additional checkboxes in Settings to enable Chrome OS accessibility features that haven't launched yet.

--enable-experimental-canvas-features

Enable experimental canvas features, e.g. canvas 2D context attributes

--enable-experimental-extension-apis

Enables extension APIs that are in development.

--enable-experimental-input-view-features

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--enable-experimental-web-platform-features

Enables Web Platform features that are in development.

--enable-extension-activity-log-testing

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--enable-extension-activity-logging

Enables logging for extension activity.

--enable-extension-assets-sharing

Enables sharing assets for installed default apps.

--enable-fast-unload

Enable the fast unload controller, which speeds up tab/window close by running a tab's onunload js handler independently of the GUI - crbug.com/142458 .

--enable-fast-web-scroll-view-insets

Enables a workaround for fast inset updates for UIWebView.scrollView.

--enable-features

Lists separated by commas the name of features to disable. See base::FeatureList::InitializeFromCommandLine for details.

--enable-first-run-ui-transitions

Enables animated transitions during first-run tutorial.

--enable-floating-virtual-keyboard

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--enable-font-antialiasing

Enable font antialiasing for pixel tests.

--enable-fullscreen-tab-detaching

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Enables tab detaching in fullscreen mode on Mac.

--enable-fullscreen-toolbar-reveal

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Enables the fullscreen toolbar to reveal itself for tab strip changes.

--enable-google-branded-context-menu

The constant GOOGLE_CHROME_BUILD must be defined.

Shows a Google icon next to context menu items powered by Google services.

--enable-gpu-async-worker-context

Makes the GL worker context run asynchronously by using a separate stream.

--enable-gpu-benchmarking

Enables the GPU benchmarking extension

--enable-gpu-client-logging

Enable GPU client logging.

--enable-gpu-client-tracing

Enables TRACE for GL calls in the renderer.

--enable-gpu-command-logging

Turn on Logging GPU commands.

--enable-gpu-debugging

Turn on Calling GL Error after every command.

--enable-gpu-driver-debug-logging

Enable logging of GPU driver debug messages.

--enable-gpu-memory-buffer-compositor-resources

Specify that all compositor resources should be backed by GPU memory buffers.

--enable-gpu-memory-buffer-video-frames

Enable GpuMemoryBuffer backed VideoFrames.

--enable-gpu-rasterization

Allow heuristics to determine when a layer tile should be drawn with the Skia GPU backend. Only valid with GPU accelerated compositing + impl-side painting.

--enable-gpu-service-logging

Turns on GPU logging (debug build only).

--enable-gpu-service-tracing

Turns on calling TRACE for every GL call.

--enable-grouped-history

Enables grouping websites by domain and filtering them by period.

--enable-hardware-overlays

Enable compositing individual elements via hardware overlays when permitted by device. Setting the flag to "single-fullscreen" will try to promote a single fullscreen overlay and use it as main framebuffer where possible.

--enable-harfbuzz-rendertext

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Enables the HarfBuzz port of RenderText on Mac (it's already used only for text editing; this enables it for everything else).

--enable-hdr-output

Use an fp16 scRGB swap chain compatible with HDR output.

--enable-heap-profiling

Makes memory allocators keep track of their allocations and context, so a detailed breakdown of memory usage can be presented in chrome://tracing when the memory-infra category is enabled.

--enable-hosted-app-quit-notification

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Shows a notification when quitting Chrome with hosted apps running. Default behavior is to also quit all hosted apps.

--enable-hosted-apps-in-windows

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Allows hosted apps to be opened in windows on Mac.

--enable-hosted-mode

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Enables chrome hosted mode for Android.

--enable-hotword-hardware

Enables experimental hotword features specific to always-on.

--enable-hung-renderer-infobar

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Enables a hung renderer InfoBar allowing the user to close or wait on unresponsive web content.

--enable-inband-text-tracks

Enables support for inband text tracks in media content.

--enable-ios-handoff-to-other-devices

Enables support for Handoff from Chrome on iOS to the default browser of other Apple devices.

--enable-ios-password-generation

Enable password generation for iOS.

--enable-ios-physical-web

Enables Physical Web scanning for nearby URLs.

--enable-kiosk-mode

Enables Kiosk mode for Chrome OS. Note this switch refers to retail mode rather than the kiosk app mode.

--enable-layer-lists

Switches cc machinery to use layer lists instead of layer trees

--enable-lcd-text

Enables LCD text.

--enable-leak-detection

Enables the leak detection of loading webpages. This allows us to check whether or not reloading a webpage releases web-related objects correctly.

--enable-local-file-accesses

Enable file accesses. It should not be enabled for most Cast devices.

--enable-local-sync-backend

Enabled the local sync backend implemented by the LoopbackServer.

--enable-logging

Force logging to be enabled. Logging is disabled by default in release builds.

--enable-longpress-drag-selection

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Enable drag manipulation of longpress-triggered text selections.

--enable-low-end-device-mode

Force low-end device mode when set.

--enable-low-res-tiling

When using CPU rasterizing generate low resolution tiling. Low res tiles may be displayed during fast scrolls especially on slower devices.

--enable-lru-snapshot-cache

Enables the snapshot lru cache.

--enable-mac-views-native-app-windows

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Enables use of toolkit-views based native app windows.

--enable-main-frame-before-activation

Enables sending the next BeginMainFrame before the previous commit activates.

--enable-md-feedback

Enables the Material Design feedback form.

--enable-md-policy-page

Enables the Material Design policy page at chrome://md-policy.

--enable-media-suspend

Suspend media pipeline on background tabs.

--enable-merge-key-char-events

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Enables merging the key event (WM_KEY*) with the char event (WM_CHAR).

--enable-message-center-always-scroll-up-upon-notification-removal

Enables message center to always move other notifications upwards when a notification is removed, no matter whether the message center is displayed top down or not.

--enable-nacl

Runs the Native Client inside the renderer process and enables GPU plugin (internally adds lEnableGpuPlugin to the command line).

--enable-nacl-debug

Enables debugging via RSP over a socket.

--enable-nacl-nonsfi-mode

Enables Non-SFI mode, in which programs can be run without NaCl's SFI sandbox.

--enable-native-cups

The constant OS_CHROMEOS must be defined.

Enables native cups integration

--enable-native-gpu-memory-buffers

Enable native GPU memory buffer support when available.

--enable-natural-scroll-default

Enables natural scroll by default.

--enable-navigation-tracing

Enables tracing for each navigation. It will attempt to trace each navigation for 10s, until the buffer is full, or until the next navigation. It only works if a URL was provided by --trace-upload-url.

--enable-net-benchmarking

Enables the network-related benchmarking extensions.

--enable-network-information

Enables the network information API.

--enable-network-portal-notification

Enables notifications about captive portals in session.

--enable-new-bookmark-apps

Enables the new bookmark app system.

--enable-ntp-popular-sites

Enables showing popular sites on the NTP.

--enable-ntp-search-engine-country-detection

Enables using the default search engine country to show country specific popular sites on the NTP.

--enable-offer-store-unmasked-wallet-cards

Force showing the local save checkbox in the autofill dialog box for getting the full credit card number for a wallet card.

--enable-offer-upload-credit-cards

Enables offering to upload credit cards.

--enable-offline-auto-reload

Enable auto-reload of error pages if offline.

--enable-offline-auto-reload-visible-only

Only auto-reload error pages when the tab is visible.

--enable-osk-overscroll

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Enables overscrolling for the OSK on Android.

--enable-overlay-scrollbar

Enables or disables overlay scrollbars in Blink (i.e. web content) on Aura or Linux. The status of native UI overlay scrollbars are determined in PlatformStyle::CreateScrollBar. Does nothing on Mac.

--enable-override-bookmarks-ui

Enables extensions to hide bookmarks UI elements.

--enable-partial-raster

Enable partial raster in the renderer.

--enable-password-generation

Enables password generation when we detect that the user is going through account creation.

--enable-payment-request

Enable the Payment Request API.

--enable-pepper-testing

Enables the testing interface for PPAPI.

--enable-per-monitor-dpi

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Enables per monitor DPI for supported Windows versions.

--enable-permission-action-reporting

Enables permission action reporting to Safe Browsing servers for opted in users.

--enable-physical-keyboard-autocorrect

Enables suggestions while typing on a physical keyboard.

--enable-pinch

Enables compositor-accelerated touch-screen pinch gestures.

--enable-pixel-output-in-tests

Forces tests to produce pixel output when they normally wouldn't.

--enable-plugin-placeholder-testing

Enables testing features of the Plugin Placeholder. For internal use only.

--enable-potentially-annoying-security-features

Enables a number of potentially annoying security features (strict mixed content mode, powerful feature restrictions, etc.)

--enable-power-overlay

Enables the Power overlay in Settings.

--enable-precache

Enables the proactive populating of the disk cache with Web resources that are likely to be needed in future page fetches.

--enable-precise-memory-info

Make the values returned to window.performance.memory more granular and more up to date in shared worker. Without this flag, the memory information is still available, but it is bucketized and updated less frequently. This flag also applys to workers.

--enable-prefer-compositing-to-lcd-text

Enable the creation of compositing layers when it would prevent LCD text.

--enable-print-browser

Enables PrintBrowser mode, in which everything renders as though printed.

--enable-print-preview-register-promos

Enables showing unregistered printers in print preview

--enable-profile-shortcut-manager

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Force-enables the profile shortcut manager. This is needed for tests since they use a custom-user-data-dir which disables this.

--enable-profiling

Enables tracking of tasks in profiler for viewing via about:profiler. To predominantly disable tracking (profiling), use the command line switch: --enable-profiling=0 Some tracking will still take place at startup, but it will be turned off during chrome_browser_main.

--enable-proximity-auth-bluetooth-low-energy-discovery

Enables discovery of the phone over Bluetooth Low Energy.

--enable-proximity-auth-proximity-detection

Enables close proximity detection. This allows the user to set a setting to require very close proximity between the remote device and the local device in order to unlock the local device, which trades off convenience for security.

--enable-push-api-background-mode

Enable background mode for the Push API.

--enable-quic

Enables the QUIC protocol. This is a temporary testing flag.

--enable-reader-mode-toolbar-icon

Enables context-sensitive reader mode button in the toolbar.

--enable-request-tablet-site

Enables request of tablet site (via user agent override).

--enable-rgba-4444-textures

Enables RGBA_4444 textures.

--enable-sandbox

Enables the sandbox on this process.

--enable-sandbox-logging

Cause the OS X sandbox write to syslog every time an access to a resource is denied by the sandbox.

--enable-screenshot-testing-with-mode

Enables using screenshots in tests and seets mode.

--enable-scripts-require-action

FeatureSwitch and about_flags don't play nice. Feature switch expects either --enable-<feature> or --<feature>=1, but about_flags expects the command line argument to enable it (or a selection). Hack this in, so enabling it in about_flags enables the feature. Appending this flag has the same effect as --scripts-require-action=1.

--enable-scroll-prediction

Enable scroll prediction for scroll update events.

--enable-service-manager-tracing

Enable the tracing service.

--enable-settings-window

Enable settings in a separate browser window per profile (see SettingsWindowEnabled() below).

--enable-sgi-video-sync

Enable use of the SGI_video_sync extension, which can have driver/sandbox/window manager compatibility issues.

--enable-single-click-autofill

Enables/disables suggestions without typing anything (on first click).

--enable-site-engagement-eviction-policy

Enable the Site Engagement Eviction Policy which evicts temporary storage using the site engagement service. Implicitly enables the site engagement service.

--enable-site-settings

Enables the site settings all sites list and site details pages in the Chrome settings UI.

--enable-skia-benchmarking

Enables the Skia benchmarking extension

--enable-slimming-paint-invalidation

Enables paint invalidation based on slimming paint but without the full slimming paint v2 compositing code. See: https://goo.gl/eQczQW

--enable-slimming-paint-v2

Enables slimming paint phase 2: http://www.chromium.org/blink/slimming-paint

--enable-smooth-scrolling

On platforms that support it, enables smooth scroll animation.

--enable-spatial-navigation

Enable spatial navigation

--enable-spdy-proxy-auth

Enable the data reduction proxy.

--enable-speech-dispatcher

The constant OS_CHROMEOS must not be defined, and the constant OS_LINUX must be defined.

Allows sending text-to-speech requests to speech-dispatcher, a common Linux speech service. Because it's buggy, the user must explicitly enable it so that visiting a random webpage can't cause instability.

--enable-spelling-feedback-field-trial

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_SPELLCHECK) must be defined.

Enables participation in the field trial for user feedback to spelling service.

--enable-spotlight-actions

Enables the Spotlight actions.

--enable-stats-collection-bindings

Specifies if the |StatsCollectionController| needs to be bound in html pages. This binding happens on per-frame basis and hence can potentially be a performance bottleneck. One should only enable it when running a test that needs to access the provided statistics.

--enable-stats-table

Enables StatsTable, logging statistics to a global named shared memory table.

--enable-strict-mixed-content-checking

Blocks all insecure requests from secure contexts, and prevents the user from overriding that decision.

--enable-strict-powerful-feature-restrictions

Blocks insecure usage of a number of powerful features (device orientation, for example) that we haven't yet deprecated for the web at large.

--enable-suggestions-ui

Enables the Suggestions UI

--enable-suggestions-with-substring-match

Enables suggestions with substring matching instead of prefix matching.

--enable-supervised-user-managed-bookmarks-folder

Enables the supervised user managed bookmarks folder.

--enable-swap-buffers-with-bounds

Enables SwapBuffersWithBounds if it is supported.

--enable-sync-app-list

Enable/disable syncing of the app list independent of extensions.

--enable-sync-articles

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--enable-tab-audio-muting

Enables user control over muting tab audio from the tab strip.

--enable-tcp-fastopen

Enable use of experimental TCP sockets API for sending data in the SYN packet.

--enable-tether

Enables tethering to nearby LTE devices.

--enable-threaded-compositing

Enabled threaded compositing for layout tests.

--enable-threaded-texture-mailboxes

Simulates shared textures when share groups are not available. Not available everywhere.

--enable-thumbnail-retargeting

Enables fanciful thumbnail processing. Used with NTP for instant-extended-api, where thumbnails are generally smaller.

--enable-tile-compression

Compress tile textures for GPUs supporting it.

--enable-touch-calibration-setting

Enables the touch calibration option in MD settings UI for valid touch displays.

--enable-touch-drag-drop

Enables touch event based drag and drop.

--enable-touch-support-for-screen-magnifier

Enables touch support for screen magnifier.

--enable-touchpad-three-finger-click

Enables touchpad three-finger-click as middle button.

--enable-touchview

Enables the observation of accelerometer events to enter touch-view mode.

--enable-trace-app-source

Pass launch source to platform apps.

--enable-tracing

Enable tracing during the execution of browser tests.

--enable-tracing-output

The filename to write the output of the test tracing to.

--enable-translate-new-ux

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Enables Translate experimental new UX which replaces the infobar.

--enable-true-color-rendering

Force all rasterization and compositing to be done in linear color space, with physically correct blending and interpolation.

--enable-ui-devtools

Enables DevTools server for UI (mus, ash, etc). Value should be the port the server is started on. Default port is 9332.

--enable-use-zoom-for-dsf

Enable the mode that uses zooming to implment device scale factor behavior.

--enable-user-controlled-alternate-protocol-ports

Enables Alternate-Protocol when the port is user controlled (> 1024).

--enable-user-metrics

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Enable user metrics from within the installer.

--enable-usermedia-screen-capturing

Enable screen capturing support for MediaStream API.

--enable-video-player-chromecast-support

Enables the chromecast support for video player app.

--enable-viewport

Enables the use of the @viewport CSS rule, which allows pages to control aspects of their own layout. This also turns on touch-screen pinch gestures.

--enable-virtual-keyboard

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--enable-vp9-in-mp4

Enables demuxing of vp9 in mp4. Note that this flag will not have any effect if MP4 demuxing is not enabled in the build.

--enable-vtune-support

Enable the Vtune profiler support.

--enable-vulkan

Enable Vulkan support, must also have ENABLE_VULKAN defined.

--enable-wayland-server

The constant ENABLE_WAYLAND_SERVER must be defined.

Enables Wayland display server support.

--enable-web-notification-custom-layouts

Enables Web Notification custom layouts.

--enable-webfonts-intervention-trigger

Enable WebFonts intervention and trigger the signal always.

--enable-webfonts-intervention-v2

WebFonts intervention v2 flag and values.

--enable-webgl-draft-extensions

Enables WebGL extensions not yet approved by the community.

--enable-webgl-image-chromium

Enables WebGL rendering into a scanout buffer for overlay support.

--enable-webrtc-event-logging-from-extension

If the WebRTC logging private API is active, enables WebRTC event logging.

--enable-webrtc-stun-origin

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_WEBRTC) must be defined.

Enables Origin header in Stun messages for WebRTC.

--enable-webvr

Enables interaction with virtual reality devices.

--enable-wifi-credential-sync

Enables synchronizing WiFi credentials across devices, using Chrome Sync.

--enable-win7-webrtc-hw-h264-decoding

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Enables H264 HW decode acceleration for WebRtc on Win 7.

--enable-zero-copy

Enable rasterizer that writes directly to GPU memory associated with tiles.

--enabled

enabled: touch events always enabled.

--enabled-2g

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--enabled-3g

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--enabled-slow2g

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--encode-binary

Encode binary layout test results (images, audio) using base64.

--enforce

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--enforce-gl-minimums

Enforce GL minimums.

--enforce-webrtc-ip-permission-check

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_WEBRTC) must be defined.

Enforce IP Permission check. TODO(guoweis): Remove this once the feature is not under finch and becomes the default.

--enforce_strict

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--enterprise-disable-arc

Disables ARC for managed accounts.

--enterprise-enable-forced-re-enrollment

Whether to enable forced enterprise re-enrollment.

--enterprise-enable-zero-touch-enrollment

Enables the zero-touch enterprise enrollment flow.

--enterprise-enrollment-initial-modulus

Power of the power-of-2 initial modulus that will be used by the auto-enrollment client. E.g. "4" means the modulus will be 2^4 = 16.

--enterprise-enrollment-modulus-limit

Power of the power-of-2 maximum modulus that will be used by the auto-enrollment client.

--error-console

Allows the ErrorConsole to collect runtime and manifest errors, and display them in the chrome:extensions page.

--explicitly-allowed-ports

Explicitly allows additional ports using a comma-separated list of port numbers.

--expose-internals-for-testing

Exposes the window.internals object to JavaScript for interactive development and debugging of layout tests that rely on it.

--extension-content-verification

Name of the command line flag to force content verification to be on in one of various modes.

--extension-process

Marks a renderer as extension process.

--extensions-install-verification

Turns on extension install verification if it would not otherwise have been turned on.

--extensions-multi-account

Enables multiple account versions of chrome.identity APIs.

--extensions-not-webstore

Specifies a comma-separated list of extension ids that should be forced to be treated as not from the webstore when doing install verification.

--extensions-on-chrome-urls

Enables extensions running scripts on chrome:// URLs. Extensions still need to explicitly request access to chrome:// URLs in the manifest.

--extensions-update-frequency

Frequency in seconds for Extensions auto-update.

--extra-search-query-params

Additional query params to insert in the search and instant URLs. Useful for testing.

--fake-variations-channel

Fakes the channel of the browser for purposes of Variations filtering. This is to be used for testing only. Possible values are "stable", "beta", "dev" and "canary". Note that this only applies if the browser's reported channel is UNKNOWN.

--false

Value indicating whether flag from command line switch is false.

--fast

Defines that Material Design visual feedback animations should be fast.

--fast-start

If this flag is present then this command line is being delegated to an already running chrome process via the fast path, ie: before chrome.dll is loaded. It is useful to tell the difference for tracking purposes.

--feedback-server

Alternative feedback server to use when submitting user feedback

--field-trial-handle

Handle to the shared memory segment containing field trial state that is to be shared between processes. The argument to this switch is the handle id (pointer on Windows) as a string, followed by a comma, then the size of the shared memory segment as a string.

--first-exec-after-boot

Passed to Chrome the first time that it's run after the system boots. Not passed on restart after sign out.

--flag-switches-begin

These two flags are added around the switches about:flags adds to the command line. This is useful to see which switches were added by about:flags on about:version. They don't have any effect.

--flag-switches-end

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--force-android-app-mode

Forces Android application mode. This hides certain system UI elements and forces the app to be installed if it hasn't been already.

--force-app-mode

Forces application mode. This hides certain system UI elements and forces the app to be installed if it hasn't been already.

--force-desktop-ios-promotion

Forces Desktop to iOS promotion to appear in windows whenever an entrypoint is triggered.

--force-dev-mode-highlighting

Whether to force developer mode extensions highlighting.

--force-device-scale-factor

Overrides the device scale factor for the browser UI and the contents.

--force-display-list-2d-canvas

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--force-fieldtrial-params

This option can be used to force parameters of field trials when testing changes locally. The argument is a param list of (key, value) pairs prefixed by an associated (trial, group) pair. You specify the param list for multiple (trial, group) pairs with a comma separator. Example: "Trial1.Group1:k1/v1/k2/v2,Trial2.Group2:k3/v3/k4/v4" Trial names, groups names, parameter names, and value should all be URL escaped for all non-alphanumeric characters.

--force-fieldtrials

This option can be used to force field trials when testing changes locally. The argument is a list of name and value pairs, separated by slashes. If a trial name is prefixed with an asterisk, that trial will start activated. For example, the following argument defines two trials, with the second one activated: "GoogleNow/Enable/*MaterialDesignNTP/Default/" This option can also be used by the browser process to send the list of trials to a non-browser process, using the same format. See FieldTrialList::CreateTrialsFromString() in field_trial.h for details.

--force-first-run

Displays the First Run experience when the browser is started, regardless of whether or not it's actually the First Run (this overrides kNoFirstRun).

--force-first-run-ui

Forces first-run UI to be shown for every login.

--force-gpu-mem-available-mb

Sets the total amount of memory that may be allocated for GPU resources

--force-gpu-rasterization

Always use the Skia GPU backend for drawing layer tiles. Only valid with GPU accelerated compositing + impl-side painting. Overrides the kEnableGpuRasterization flag.

--force-happiness-tracking-system

Force enables the Happiness Tracking System for the device. This ignores user profile check and time limits and shows the notification every time for any type of user. Should be used only for testing.

--force-load-easy-unlock-app-in-tests
(Video) Chrome OS Terminal

Force easy unlock app loading in test. TODO(xiyuan): Remove this when app could be bundled with Chrome.

--force-local-ntp

Forces Chrome to use localNTP instead of server (GWS) NTP.

--force-login-manager-in-tests

Usually in browser tests the usual login manager bringup is skipped so that tests can change how it's brought up. This flag disables that.

--force-mediafoundation

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Force the use of MediaFoundation for video capture. This is only supported in Windows 7 and above. Used, like |kForceDirectShowVideoCapture|, to troubleshoot problems in Windows platforms.

--force-overlay-fullscreen-video

Forces use of hardware overlay for fullscreen video playback. Useful for testing the Android overlay fullscreen functionality on other platforms.

--force-pnacl-subzero

Force use of the Subzero as the PNaCl translator instead of LLC.

--force-renderer-accessibility

Force renderer accessibility to be on instead of enabling it on demand when a screen reader is detected. The disable-renderer-accessibility switch overrides this if present.

--force-show-update-menu-badge

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Forces the update menu badge to show.

--force-show-update-menu-item

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Forces the update menu item to show.

--force-system-compositor-mode

Force system compositor mode when set.

--force-ui-direction

Force the UI to a specific direction. Valid values are "ltr" (left-to-right) and "rtl" (right-to-left).

--force-variation-ids

Forces additional Chrome Variation Ids that will be sent in X-Client-Data header, specified as a 64-bit encoded list of numeric experiment ids. Ids prefixed with the character "t" will be treated as Trigger Variation Ids.

--force-video-overlays

Force media player using SurfaceView instead of SurfaceTexture on Android.

--force-wave-audio

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Use Windows WaveOut/In audio API even if Core Audio is supported.

--force-webrtc-ip-handling-policy

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_WEBRTC) must be defined.

Override WebRTC IP handling policy to mimic the behavior when WebRTC IP handling policy is specified in Preferences.

--full-memory-crash-report

Generates full memory crash dump.

--gaia-url

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--gcm-checkin-url

Sets the checkin service endpoint that will be used for performing Google Cloud Messaging checkins.

--gcm-mcs-endpoint

Sets the Mobile Connection Server endpoint that will be used for Google Cloud Messaging.

--gcm-registration-url

Sets the registration endpoint that will be used for creating new Google Cloud Messaging registrations.

--generate-accessibility-test-expectations

For development / testing only. When running content_browsertests, saves output of failing accessibility tests to their expectations files in content/test/data/accessibility/, overwriting existing file content.

--gl

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--gl-composited-texture-quad-border

Renders a green border around GL composited texture quads to help debug and study overlay support.

--gl-shader-interm-output

Include ANGLE's intermediate representation (AST) output in shader compilation info logs.

--gles

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--golden-screenshots-dir

Screenshot testing: specifies the directory where the golden screenshots are stored.

--google-apis-url

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--google-base-url

Specifies an alternate URL to use for speaking to Google. Useful for testing.

--google-doodle-url

Overrides the URL used to fetch the current Google Doodle.

--google-profile-info

Enables using GAIA information to populate profile name and icon.

--google-url

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--gpu-active-device-id

Passes active gpu device id from browser process to GPU process.

--gpu-active-vendor-id

Passes active gpu vendor id from browser process to GPU process.

--gpu-device-id

Passes gpu device_id from browser process to GPU process.

--gpu-driver-bug-workarounds

Pass a set of GpuDriverBugWorkaroundType ids, seperated by ','.

--gpu-driver-date

Passes gpu driver_date from browser process to GPU process.

--gpu-driver-vendor

Passes gpu driver_vendor from browser process to GPU process.

--gpu-driver-version

Passes gpu driver_version from browser process to GPU process.

--gpu-launcher

Extra command line options for launching the GPU process (normally used for debugging). Use like renderer-cmd-prefix.

--gpu-no-complete-info-collection

Testing switch to not launch the gpu process for full gpu info collection.

--gpu-no-context-lost

Inform Chrome that a GPU context will not be lost in power saving mode, screen saving mode, etc. Note that this flag does not ensure that a GPU context will never be lost in any situations, say, a GPU reset.

--gpu-process

Makes this process a GPU sub-process.

--gpu-program-cache-size-kb

Sets the maximum size of the in-memory gpu program cache, in kb

--gpu-rasterization-msaa-sample-count

The number of multisample antialiasing samples for GPU rasterization. Requires MSAA support on GPU to have an effect. 0 disables MSAA.

--gpu-sandbox-allow-sysv-shm

Allows shmat() system call in the GPU sandbox.

--gpu-sandbox-failures-fatal

Makes GPU sandbox failures fatal.

--gpu-sandbox-start-early

Starts the GPU sandbox before creating a GL context.

--gpu-secondary-device-ids

Passes secondary gpu device ids from browser process to GPU process.

--gpu-secondary-vendor-ids

Passes secondary gpu vendor ids from browser process to GPU process.

--gpu-startup-dialog

Causes the GPU process to display a dialog on launch.

--gpu-testing-device-id

Override gpu device id from the GpuInfoCollector.

--gpu-testing-driver-date

Override gpu driver date from the GpuInfoCollector.

--gpu-testing-gl-renderer

Override gl renderer from the GpuInfoCollector.

--gpu-testing-gl-vendor

Override gl vendor from the GpuInfoCollector.

--gpu-testing-gl-version

Override gl version from the GpuInfoCollector.

--gpu-testing-os-version

Override os version from GpuControlList::MakeDecision.

--gpu-testing-secondary-device-ids

Override secondary gpu device ids from the GpuInfoCollector.

--gpu-testing-secondary-vendor-ids

Override secondary gpu vendor ids from the GpuInfoCollector.

--gpu-testing-vendor-id

Override gpu vendor id from the GpuInfoCollector.

--gpu-vendor-id

Passes gpu vendor_id from browser process to GPU process.

--guest-wallpaper-large

Large wallpaper to use in guest mode (as path to trusted, non-user-writable JPEG file).

--guest-wallpaper-small

Small wallpaper to use in guest mode (as path to trusted, non-user-writable JPEG file).

--h

The constants OS_CHROMEOS and OS_MACOSX must not be defined, and the constant OS_POSIX must be defined.

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--has-chromeos-diamond-key

If true, the Chromebook has a keyboard with a diamond key.

--headless

Run in headless mode, i.e., without a UI or display server dependencies.

--help

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--hide

"Hide" value for kCrosRegionsMode (VPD values are hidden).

--hide-icons

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Makes Windows happy by allowing it to show "Enable access to this program" checkbox in Add/Remove Programs->Set Program Access and Defaults. This only shows an error box because the only way to hide Chrome is by uninstalling it.

--hide-scrollbars

Hide scrollbars from screenshots.

--history-entry-requires-user-gesture

Don't allow content to arbitrarily append to the back/forward list. The page must prcoess a user gesture before an entry can be added.

--homedir

Defines user homedir. This defaults to primary user homedir.

--homepage

Specifies which page will be displayed in newly-opened tabs. We need this for testing purposes so that the UI tests don't depend on what comes up for http://google.com.

--host

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--host-pairing-oobe

With this switch, start remora OOBE with the pairing screen.

--host-resolver-retry-attempts

The maximum number of retry attempts to resolve the host. Set this to zero to disable host resolver retry attempts.

--host-resolver-rules

These mappings only apply to the host resolver.

--host-rules

Comma-separated list of rules that control how hostnames are mapped. For example: "MAP * 127.0.0.1" --> Forces all hostnames to be mapped to 127.0.0.1 "MAP *.google.com proxy" --> Forces all google.com subdomains to be resolved to "proxy". "MAP test.com [::1]:77 --> Forces "test.com" to resolve to IPv6 loopback. Will also force the port of the resulting socket address to be 77. "MAP * baz, EXCLUDE www.google.com" --> Remaps everything to "baz", except for "www.google.com". These mappings apply to the endpoint host in a net::URLRequest (the TCP connect and host resolver in a direct connection, and the CONNECT in an http proxy connection, and the endpoint host in a SOCKS proxy connection).

--icu-data-dir

The path where ICU initialization data can be found. If not provided, the service binary's directory is assumed.

--ignore-autocomplete-off-autofill

Ignores autocomplete="off" for Autofill data (profiles + credit cards).

--ignore-certificate-errors

Ignores certificate-related errors.

--ignore-gpu-blacklist

Ignores GPU blacklist.

--ignore-missing-cdm-host-file

By default, if any CDM host (including signature) file is missing, the CDM will not be called to verify the host. Enable this switch to ignore missing CDM host files. This can be used in tests.

--ignore-urlfetcher-cert-requests

Causes net::URLFetchers to ignore requests for SSL client certificates, causing them to attempt an unauthenticated SSL/TLS session. This is intended for use when testing various service URLs (eg: kPromoServerURL, kSbURLPrefix, kSyncServiceURL, etc).

--ignore-user-profile-mapping-for-tests

If true, profile selection in UserManager will always return active user's profile. TODO(nkostlyev): http://crbug.com/364604 - Get rid of this switch after we turn on multi-profile feature on ChromeOS.

--in-process-gpu

Run the GPU process as a thread in the browser process.

--incognito

Causes the browser to launch directly in incognito mode.

--inert-visual-viewport

Makes all APIs reflect the layout viewport.

--input

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--install-chrome-app

Causes Chrome to initiate an installation flow for the given app.

--install-supervised-user-whitelists

A list of whitelists to install for a supervised user, for testing. The list is of the following form: <id>[:<name>],[<id>[:<name>],...]

--instant-process

Marks a renderer as an Instant process.

--interests-url

The URL for the interests API.

--invalidation-use-gcm-channel

Invalidation service should use GCM network channel even if experiment is not enabled.

--ipc-connection-timeout

Overrides the timeout, in seconds, that a child process waits for a connection from the browser before killing itself.

--ipc-dump-directory

The constant ENABLE_IPC_FUZZER must be defined.

Dumps IPC messages sent from renderer processes to the browser process to the given directory. Used primarily to gather samples for IPC fuzzing.

--ipc-fuzzer-testcase

The constant ENABLE_IPC_FUZZER must be defined.

Specifies the testcase used by the IPC fuzzer.

--is-running-in-mash

Chrome is running in Mash.

--isolate-extensions

Enables site isolation for all chrome-extension:// urls.

--isolate-sites-for-testing

Enable site isolation (--site-per-process style isolation) for a subset of sites. The argument is a wildcard pattern which will be matched against the site URL to determine which sites to isolate. This can be used to isolate just one top-level domain, or just one scheme. Example usages: --isolate-sites-for-testing=*.com --isolate-sites-for-testing=https://*

--javascript-harmony

Enables experimental Harmony (ECMAScript 6) features.

--js-flags

Specifies the flags passed to JS engine

--keep-alive-for-test

Used for testing - keeps browser alive after last browser window closes.

--kiosk

Enable kiosk mode. Please note this is not Chrome OS kiosk mode.

--kiosk-printing

Enable automatically pressing the print button in print preview.

--lang

The language file that we want to try to open. Of the form language[-country] where language is the 2 letter code from ISO-639.

--last-launched-app

Pass the app id information to the renderer process, to be used for logging. last-launched-app should be the app that just launched and is spawning the renderer.

--light_muted

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--light_vibrant

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--load-and-launch-app

Loads an app from the specified directory and launches it.

--load-apps

Path to a comma-separated list of apps to load at startup. The first app in the list will be launched.

--load-extension

Loads an extension from the specified directory.

--load-media-router-component-extension

Loads the Media Router component extension on startup.

--local-heuristics-only-for-password-generation

Removes the requirement that we recieved a ping from the autofill servers and that the user doesn't have the given form blacklisted. Used in testing.

--local-ntp-reload

The constant GOOGLE_CHROME_BUILD must not be defined.

Enables a live-reload for local NTP resources. This only works when Chrome is running from a Chrome source directory.

--local-sync-backend-dir

Specifies the local sync backend directory. The name is chosen to mimic user-data-dir etc. This flag only matters if the enable-local-sync-backend flag is present.

--log-gpu-control-list-decisions

Logs GPU control list decisions when enforcing blacklist rules.

--log-level

Sets the minimum log level. Valid values are from 0 to 3: INFO = 0, WARNING = 1, LOG_ERROR = 2, LOG_FATAL = 3.

--log-net-log

Enables saving net log events to a file and sets the file name to use.

--login-manager

Enables Chrome-as-a-login-manager behavior.

--login-profile

Specifies the profile to use once a chromeos user is logged in. This parameter is ignored if user goes through login screen since user_id hash defines which profile directory to use. In case of browser restart within active session this parameter is used to pass user_id hash for primary user.

--login-user

Specifies the user which is already logged in.

--lso-url

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--ltr

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--main-frame-resizes-are-orientation-changes

Resizes of the main frame are caused by changing between landscape and portrait mode (i.e. Android) so the page should be rescaled to fit.

--make-chrome-default

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Indicates whether Chrome should be set as the default browser during installation.

--make-default-browser

Makes Chrome default browser

--managed-user-id

Sets the supervised user ID for any loaded or newly created profile to the given value. Pass an empty string to mark the profile as non-supervised. Used for testing.

--managed-user-sync-token

Used to authenticate requests to the Sync service for supervised users. Setting this switch also causes Sync to be set up for a supervised user.

--mark-non-secure-as

Use to opt-in to marking HTTP as non-secure.

--market-url-for-testing

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Sets the market URL for Chrome for use in testing.

--mash

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_PACKAGE_MASH_SERVICES) must be defined.

Used to enable Mus+ash.

--material

Material design mode for the |kTopChromeMD| switch.

--material-design-ink-drop-animation-speed

Defines the speed of Material Design visual feedback animations.

--material-hybrid

Material design hybrid mode for the |kTopChromeMD| switch. Targeted for mouse/touch hybrid devices.

--max-gum-fps

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_WEBRTC) must be defined.

Override the maximum framerate as can be specified in calls to getUserMedia. This flag expects a value. Example: --max-gum-fps=17.5

--max-untiled-layer-height

Sets the width and height above which a composited layer will get tiled.

--max-untiled-layer-width

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--media-cache-size

Forces the maximum disk space to be used by the media cache, in bytes.

--mem-pressure-system-reserved-kb

Some platforms typically have very little 'free' memory, but plenty is available in buffers+cached. For such platforms, configure this amount as the portion of buffers+cached memory that should be treated as unavailable. If this switch is not used, a simple pressure heuristic based purely on free memory will be used.

--memory-metrics

Sample memory usage with high frequency and store the results to the Renderer.Memory histogram. Used in memory tests.

--memory-pressure-off

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--memory-pressure-thresholds

The memory pressure threshold selection which is used to decide whether and when a memory pressure event needs to get fired.

--memory-pressure-thresholds-mb

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Sets the free memory thresholds below which the system is considered to be under moderate and critical memory pressure. Used in the browser process, and ignored if invalid. Specified as a pair of comma separated integers. See base/win/memory_pressure_monitor.cc for defaults.

--message-center-changes-while-open

Flag to enable or disable notification changes while the message center opens. This flag will be removed once the feature gets stable.

--metrics-client-id

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

This is how the metrics client ID is passed from the browser process to its children. With Crashpad, the metrics client ID is distinct from the crash client ID.

--metrics-recording-only

Enables the recording of metrics reports but disables reporting. In contrast to kDisableMetrics, this executes all the code that a normal client would use for reporting, except the report is dropped rather than sent to the server. This is useful for finding issues in the metrics code during UI and performance tests.

--mhtml-generator-option

Sets options for MHTML generator to skip no-store resources: "skip-nostore-main" - fails to save a page if main frame is 'no-store' "skip-nostore-all" - also skips no-store subresources.

--mock

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--mojo-channel-token

The token to use to construct the message pipe on which to layer ChannelMojo.

--mojo-local-storage

Use a Mojo-based LocalStorage implementation.

--mojo-pipe-token

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--monitoring-destination-id

Allows setting a different destination ID for connection-monitoring GCM messages. Useful when running against a non-prod management server.

--mse-audio-buffer-size-limit

Allows explicitly specifying MSE audio/video buffer sizes. Default values are 150M for video and 12M for audio.

--mse-video-buffer-size-limit

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--mute-audio

Mutes audio sent to the audio device so it is not audible during automated testing.

--nacl-broker

Value for --type that causes the process to run as a NativeClient broker (used for launching NaCl loader processes on 64-bit Windows).

--nacl-dangerous-no-sandbox-nonsfi

Disable sandbox even for non SFI mode. This is particularly unsafe as non SFI NaCl heavily relies on the seccomp sandbox.

--nacl-debug-mask

Uses NaCl manifest URL to choose whether NaCl program will be debugged by debug stub. Switch value format: [!]pattern1,pattern2,...,patternN. Each pattern uses the same syntax as patterns in Chrome extension manifest. The only difference is that * scheme matches all schemes instead of matching only http and https. If the value doesn't start with !, a program will be debugged if manifest URL matches any pattern. If the value starts with !, a program will be debugged if manifest URL does not match any pattern.

--nacl-gdb

Native Client GDB debugger that will be launched automatically when needed.

--nacl-gdb-script

GDB script to pass to the nacl-gdb debugger at startup.

--nacl-loader

Value for --type that causes the process to run as a NativeClient loader for SFI mode.

--nacl-loader-nonsfi

Value for --type that causes the process to run as a NativeClient loader for non SFI mode.

--native

Report native (walk the stack) allocation traces. By default pseudo stacks derived from trace events are reported.

--native-crx-bindings

Enables the use of C++-based extension bindings (instead of JS generation).

--net-log-capture-mode

Sets the granularity of events to capture in the network log. The mode can be set to one of the following values: "Default" "IncludeCookiesAndCredentials" "IncludeSocketBytes" See the functions of the corresponding name in net_log_capture_mode.h for a description of their meaning.

--netifs-to-ignore

List of network interfaces to ignore. Ignored interfaces will not be used for network connectivity.

--network-country-iso

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

The telephony region (ISO country code) to use in phone number detection.

--new-profile-management

Enables new profile management system, including lock mode.

--new-window

Launches URL in new browser window.

--NewProfileManagement

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--no-default-browser-check

Disables the default browser check. Useful for UI/browser tests where we want to avoid having the default browser info-bar displayed.

--no-experiments

Disables all experiments set on about:flags. Does not disable about:flags itself. Useful if an experiment makes chrome crash at startup: One can start chrome with --no-experiments, disable the problematic lab at about:flags and then restart chrome without this switch again.

--no-first-run

Skip First Run tasks, whether or not it's actually the First Run. Overridden by kForceFirstRun. This does not drop the First Run sentinel and thus doesn't prevent first run from occuring the next time chrome is launched without this flag.

--no-managed-user-acknowledgment-check

Disables checking whether we received an acknowledgment when registering a supervised user. Also disables the timeout during registration that waits for the ack. Useful when debugging against a server that does not support notifications.

--no-network-profile-warning

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Whether or not the browser should warn if the profile is on a network share. This flag is only relevant for Windows currently.

--no-pings

Don't send hyperlink auditing pings

--no-proxy-server

Don't use a proxy server, always make direct connections. Overrides any other proxy server flags that are passed.

--no-referrers

Don't send HTTP-Referer headers.

--no-sandbox

Disables the sandbox for all process types that are normally sandboxed.

--no-service-autorun

Disables the service process from adding itself as an autorun process. This does not delete existing autorun registrations, it just prevents the service from registering a new one.

--no-startup-window

Does not automatically open a browser window on startup (used when launching Chrome for the purpose of hosting background apps).

--no-use-mus-in-renderer

Do not use the mojo UI Service in the Chrome render process.

--no-wifi

Disable features that require WiFi management.

--no-zygote

Disables the use of a zygote process for forking child processes. Instead, child processes will be forked and exec'd directly. Note that --no-sandbox should also be used together with this flag because the sandbox needs the zygote to work.

--noerrdialogs

Suppresses all error dialogs when present.

--non-material

Classic, non-material, mode for the |kTopChromeMD| switch.

--non-secure

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--none

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--normal_muted

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--normal_vibrant

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--note-taking-app-ids

An optional comma-separated list of IDs of apps that can be used to take notes. If unset, a hardcoded list is used instead.

--ntp-snippets-add-incomplete

If this flag is set, we will add downloaded snippets that are missing some critical data to the list.

--ntp-switch-to-existing-tab

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Switch to an existing tab for a suggestion opened from the New Tab Page.

--null

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--num-pac-threads

Specifies the maximum number of threads to use for running the Proxy Autoconfig (PAC) script.

--num-raster-threads

Number of worker threads used to rasterize content.

--oauth2-client-id

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--oauth2-client-secret

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--off

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--on

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--oobe-bootstrapping-master

Indicates that if we should start bootstrapping Master OOBE.

--oobe-guest-session

Indicates that a guest session has been started before OOBE completion.

--oobe-skip-postlogin

Skips all other OOBE pages after user login.

--oobe-timer-interval

Interval at which we check for total time on OOBE.

--open-ash

The constant USE_ASH must be defined.

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--opengraph

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--origin-to-force-quic-on

Specifies a comma separated list of host-port pairs to force use of QUIC on.

--origin-trial-disabled-features

Contains a list of feature names for which origin trial experiments should be disabled. Names should be separated by "|" characters.

--origin-trial-public-key

Overrides the default public key for checking origin trial tokens.

--original-process-start-time

The time that a new chrome process which is delegating to an already running chrome process started. (See ProcessSingleton for more details.)

--osmesa

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--output

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--override

"Override" value for kCrosRegionsMode (region's data is read first).

--override-metrics-upload-url

Override the URL to which metrics logs are sent for debugging.

--override-plugin-power-saver-for-testing

Override the behavior of plugin throttling for testing. By default the throttler is only enabled for a hard-coded list of plugins. Set the value to 'always' to always throttle every plugin instance.

--override-use-software-gl-for-tests

Forces the use of software GL instead of hardware gpu.

--overscroll-history-navigation

Controls the behavior of history navigation in response to horizontal overscroll. Set the value to '0' to disable. Set the value to '1' to enable the behavior where pages slide in and out in response to the horizontal overscroll gesture and a screenshot of the target page is shown. Set the value to '2' to enable the simplified overscroll UI where a navigation arrow slides in from the side of the screen in response to the horizontal overscroll gesture. Defaults to '1'.

--ozone-dump-file

Specify location for image dumps.

--ozone-platform

Specify ozone platform implementation to use.

--pack-extension

Packages an extension to a .crx installable file from a given directory.

--pack-extension-key

Optional PEM private key to use in signing packaged .crx.

--parent-profile

Specifies the path to the user data folder for the parent profile.

--parent-window

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--passive-listeners-default

Override the default value for the 'passive' field in javascript addEventListener calls. Values are defined as: 'documentonlytrue' to set the default be true only for document level nodes. 'true' to set the default to be true on all nodes (when not specified). 'forcealltrue' to force the value on all nodes.

--password-store

The constants OS_CHROMEOS and OS_MACOSX must not be defined, and the constant OS_POSIX must be defined.

Specifies which encryption storage backend to use. Possible values are kwallet, kwallet5, gnome, gnome-keyring, gnome-libsecret, basic. Any other value will lead to Chrome detecting the best backend automatically. TODO(crbug.com/571003): Once PasswordStore no longer uses the Keyring or KWallet for storing passwords, rename this flag to stop referencing passwords. Do not rename it sooner, though; developers and testers might rely on it keeping large amounts of testing passwords out of their Keyrings or KWallets.

--permission-request-api-scope

Development flag for permission request API. This flag is needed until the API is finalized. TODO(bauerb): Remove when this flag is not needed anymore.

--permission-request-api-url

Development flag for permission request API. This flag is needed until the API is finalized. TODO(bauerb): Remove when this flag is not needed anymore.

--power-stub

Specifies power stub behavior: 'cycle=2' - Cycles power states every 2 seconds. See FakeDBusThreadManager::ParsePowerCommandLineSwitch for full details.

--ppapi

Argument to the process type that indicates a PPAPI plugin process type.

--ppapi-antialiased-text-enabled

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

The boolean value (0/1) of FontRenderParams::antialiasing to be passed to Ppapi processes.

--ppapi-broker

Argument to the process type that indicates a PPAPI broker process type.

--ppapi-flash-args

"Command-line" arguments for the PPAPI Flash; used for debugging options.

--ppapi-flash-path

Use the PPAPI (Pepper) Flash found at the given path.

--ppapi-flash-version

Report the given version for the PPAPI (Pepper) Flash. The version should be numbers separated by '.'s (e.g., "12.3.456.78"). If not specified, it defaults to "10.2.999.999".

--ppapi-in-process

Runs PPAPI (Pepper) plugins in-process.

--ppapi-plugin-launcher

Specifies a command that should be used to launch the ppapi plugin process. Useful for running the plugin process through purify or quantify. Ex: --ppapi-plugin-launcher="path\to\purify /Run=yes"

--ppapi-startup-dialog

Causes the PPAPI sub process to display a dialog on launch. Be sure to use --no-sandbox as well or the sandbox won't allow the dialog to display.

--ppapi-subpixel-rendering-setting

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

The enum value of FontRenderParams::subpixel_rendering to be passed to Ppapi processes.

--precache-config-settings-url

The URL that provides the PrecacheConfigurationSettings proto.

--precache-manifest-url-prefix

Precache manifests will be served from URLs with this prefix.

--prerender-from-omnibox

Triggers prerendering of pages from suggestions in the omnibox. Only has an effect when Instant is either disabled or restricted to search, and when prerender is enabled.

--previous-app

previous-app should be the app that was running when last-launched-app started.

--primary

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--primordial-pipe-token

Provides a child process with a token string they can use to establish a primordial message pipe to the parent.

--privet-ipv6-only

Use IPv6 only for privet HTTP.

--process-per-site

Enable the "Process Per Site" process model for all domains. This mode consolidates same-site pages so that they share a single process.
More details here: - http://www.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/process-models - The class comment in site_instance.h, listing the supported process models.
IMPORTANT: This isn't to be confused with --site-per-process (which is about isolation, not consolidation). You probably want the other one.

--process-per-tab

Runs each set of script-connected tabs (i.e., a BrowsingInstance) in its own renderer process. We default to using a renderer process for each site instance (i.e., group of pages from the same registered domain with script connections to each other).

--process-service-name

The name of the service the process is starting for.

--product-version

Outputs the product version information and quit. Used as an internal api to detect the installed version of Chrome on Linux.

--profile-directory
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Selects directory of profile to associate with the first browser launched.

--profiler-timing

Configure whether chrome://profiler will contain timing information. This option is enabled by default. A value of "0" will disable profiler timing, while all other values will enable it.

--profiling-at-start

Starts the sampling based profiler for the browser process at startup. This will only work if chrome has been built with the gyp variable profiling=1. The output will go to the value of kProfilingFile.

--profiling-file

Specifies a location for profiling output. This will only work if chrome has been built with the gyp variable profiling=1 or gn arg enable_profiling=true. {pid} if present will be replaced by the pid of the process. {count} if present will be incremented each time a profile is generated for this process. The default is chrome-profile-{pid} for the browser and test-profile-{pid} for tests.

--profiling-flush

Controls whether profile data is periodically flushed to a file. Normally the data gets written on exit but cases exist where chrome doesn't exit cleanly (especially when using single-process). A time in seconds can be specified.

--progress-bar-animation

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Specifies Android phone page loading progress bar animation.

--progress-bar-completion

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

When blink should declare a load "done" for the purpose of the progress bar.

--prompt-for-external-extensions

The constant CHROMIUM_BUILD must be defined.

Should we prompt the user before allowing external extensions to install? This flag is available on Chromium for testing purposes.

--proxy-auto-detect

Forces proxy auto-detection.

--proxy-bypass-list

Specifies a list of hosts for whom we bypass proxy settings and use direct connections. Ignored if --proxy-auto-detect or --no-proxy-server are also specified. This is a comma-separated list of bypass rules. See: "net/proxy/proxybypassrules.h" for the format of these rules.

--proxy-pac-url

Uses the pac script at the given URL

--proxy-server

Uses a specified proxy server, overrides system settings. This switch only affects HTTP and HTTPS requests.

--quic-connection-options

Specifies a comma separated list of QUIC connection options to send to the server.

--quic-host-whitelist

Specifies a comma separated list of hosts to whitelist QUIC for.

--quic-max-packet-length

Specifies the maximum length for a QUIC packet.

--quic-version

Specifies the version of QUIC to use.

--rdp_desktop_session

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--reader-mode-feedback

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--reader-mode-heuristics

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--rebaseline-pixel-tests

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_PLUGINS) must be defined.

Makes browser pixel tests overwrite the reference if it does not match.

--reduce-security-for-testing

Enables more web features over insecure connections. Designed to be used for testing purposes only.

--reduced-referrer-granularity

Reduce the default referer header's granularity.

--register-font-files

Registers additional font files on Windows (for fonts outside the usual %WINDIR%\Fonts location). Multiple files can be used by separating them with a semicolon (;).

--register-pepper-plugins

Register Pepper plugins (see pepper_plugin_list.cc for its format).

--relauncher

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

A process type (switches::kProcessType) that relaunches the browser. See chrome/browser/mac/relauncher.h.

--remote-debugging-address

Use the given address instead of the default loopback for accepting remote debugging connections. Should be used together with --remote-debugging-port. Note that the remote debugging protocol does not perform any authentication, so exposing it too widely can be a security risk.

--remote-debugging-port

Enables remote debug over HTTP on the specified port.

--remote-debugging-socket-name

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Enables remote debug over HTTP on the specified socket name.

--remote-debugging-targets

Porvides a list of addresses to discover DevTools remote debugging targets. The format is <host>:<port>,...,<host>:port.

--renderer

Causes the process to run as renderer instead of as browser.

--renderer-client-id

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--renderer-cmd-prefix

The contents of this flag are prepended to the renderer command line. Useful values might be "valgrind" or "xterm -e gdb --args".

--renderer-process-limit

Overrides the default/calculated limit to the number of renderer processes. Very high values for this setting can lead to high memory/resource usage or instability.

--renderer-startup-dialog

Causes the renderer process to display a dialog on launch. Passing this flag also adds kNoSandbox on Windows non-official builds, since that's needed to show a dialog.

--renderer-wait-for-java-debugger

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Block ChildProcessMain thread of the renderer's ChildProcessService until a Java debugger is attached.

--repl

Runs a read-eval-print loop that allows the user to evaluate Javascript expressions.

--report-vp9-as-an-unsupported-mime-type

Force to report VP9 as an unsupported MIME type.

--require-audio-hardware-for-testing

When running tests on a system without the required hardware or libraries, this flag will cause the tests to fail. Otherwise, they silently succeed.

--reset-app-list-install-state

If set, the app list will forget it has been installed on startup. Note this doesn't prevent the app list from running, it just makes Chrome think the app list hasn't been enabled (as in kEnableAppList) yet.

--reset-variation-state

Forces a reset of the one-time-randomized FieldTrials on this client, also known as the Chrome Variations state.

--restore-last-session

Indicates the last session should be restored on startup. This overrides the preferences value.

--root-layer-scrolls

Handles frame scrolls via the root RenderLayer instead of the FrameView.

--rtl

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--run-layout-test

Request the render trees of pages to be dumped as text once they have finished loading.

--safebrowsing-disable-auto-update

If present, safebrowsing only performs update when SafeBrowsingProtocolManager::ForceScheduleNextUpdate() is explicitly called. This is used for testing only.

--safebrowsing-disable-download-protection

TODO(lzheng): Remove this flag once the feature works fine (http://crbug.com/74848). Disables safebrowsing feature that checks download url and downloads content's hash to make sure the content are not malicious.

--safebrowsing-disable-extension-blacklist

Disables safebrowsing feature that checks for blacklisted extensions.

--safebrowsing-manual-download-blacklist

List of comma-separated sha256 hashes of executable files which the download-protection service should treat as "dangerous." For a file to show a warning, it also must be considered a dangerous filetype and not be whitelisted otherwise (by signature or URL) and must be on a supported OS. Hashes are in hex. This is used for manual testing when looking for ways to by-pass download protection.

--SafeSites

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--sandbox-ipc

Causes the process to run as a sandbox IPC subprocess.

--save-page-as-mhtml

Disable saving pages as HTML-only, disable saving pages as HTML Complete (with a directory of sub-resources). Enable only saving pages as MHTML. See http://crbug.com/120416 for how to remove this switch.

--saveas-menu-label

Switches 'Save as...' context and app menu labels to 'Download...'.

--screen-config

Specifies the initial screen configuration, or state of all displays, for FakeDisplayDelegate, see class for format details.

--screenshot

Save a screenshot of the loaded page.

--scripts-require-action

Notify the user and require consent for extensions running scripts. Appending --scripts-require-action=1 has the same effect as --enable-scripts-require-action (see below).

--scroll-end-effect

Enables or disables scroll end effect in response to vertical overscroll. Set the value to '1' to enable the feature, and set to '0' to disable. Defaults to disabled.

--secondary

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--secondary-display-layout

Specifies the layout mode and offsets for the secondary display for testing. The format is "<t|r|b|l>,<offset>" where t=TOP, r=RIGHT, b=BOTTOM and L=LEFT. For example, 'r,-100' means the secondary display is positioned on the right with -100 offset. (above than primary)

--secondary-ui-md

Applies the material design mode passed via --top-chrome-md to elements throughout Chrome (not just top Chrome).

--service

Causes the process to run as a service process.

--service-overrides

Specifies a JSON file from which to read a set of service metadata overrides. This can be used with the standalone mojo_runner to override executable and package resolution behavior.

--service-request-channel-token

The token to use to construct the message pipe for a service in a child process.

--shill-stub

Overrides network stub behavior. By default, ethernet, wifi and vpn are enabled, and transitions occur instantaneously. Multiple options can be comma separated (no spaces). Note: all options are in the format 'foo=x'. Values are case sensitive and based on Shill names in service_constants.h. See FakeShillManagerClient::SetInitialNetworkState for implementation. Examples: 'clear=1' - Clears all default configurations 'wifi=on' - A wifi network is initially connected ('1' also works) 'wifi=off' - Wifi networks are all initially disconnected ('0' also works) 'wifi=disabled' - Wifi is initially disabled 'wifi=none' - Wifi is unavailable 'wifi=portal' - Wifi connection will be in Portal state 'cellular=1' - Cellular is initially connected 'cellular=LTE' - Cellular is initially connected, technology is LTE 'interactive=3' - Interactive mode, connect/scan/etc requests take 3 secs

--show-app-list

If true the app list will be shown.

--show-autofill-signatures

Annotates forms and fields with Autofill signatures.

--show-autofill-type-predictions

Annotates forms with Autofill field type predictions.

--show-component-extension-options

Makes component extensions appear in chrome://settings/extensions.

--show-composited-layer-borders

Renders a border around compositor layers to help debug and study layer compositing.

--show-fps-counter

Draws a heads-up-display showing Frames Per Second as well as GPU memory usage. If you also use --enable-logging=stderr --vmodule="head*=1" then FPS will also be output to the console log.

--show-icons

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

See kHideIcons.

--show-layer-animation-bounds

Renders a border that represents the bounding box for the layer's animation.

--show-mac-overlay-borders

The constant OS_IOS must not be defined, and the constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

Show borders around CALayers corresponding to overlays and partial damage.

--show-overdraw-feedback

Visualize overdraw by color-coding elements based on if they have other elements drawn underneath. This is good for showing where the UI might be doing more rendering work than necessary. The colors are hinting at the amount of overdraw on your screen for each pixel, as follows: True color: No overdraw. Blue: Overdrawn once. Green: Overdrawn twice. Pink: Overdrawn three times. Red: Overdrawn four or more times.

--show-paint-rects

Visibly render a border around paint rects in the web page to help debug and study painting behavior.

--show-property-changed-rects

Show rects in the HUD around layers whose properties have changed.

--show-saved-copy

Command line flag offering a "Show saved copy" option to the user if offline. The various modes are disabled, primary, or secondary. Primary/secondary refers to button placement (for experiment).

--show-screenspace-rects

Show rects in the HUD around the screen-space transformed bounds of every layer.

--show-surface-damage-rects

Show rects in the HUD around damage as it is recorded into each render surface.

--show_summary

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Forces a summary to be displayed below the update menu item.

--silent-debugger-extension-api

Does not show an infobar when an extension attaches to a page using chrome.debugger page. Required to attach to extension background pages.

--silent-launch

Causes Chrome to launch without opening any windows by default. Useful if one wishes to use Chrome as an ash server.

--simulate-critical-update

Simulates a critical update being available.

--simulate-elevated-recovery

Simulates that elevation is needed to recover upgrade channel.

--simulate-outdated

Simulates that current version is outdated.

--simulate-outdated-no-au

Simulates that current version is outdated and auto-update is off.

--simulate-upgrade

Simulates an update being available.

--single-process

Runs the renderer and plugins in the same process as the browser

--site-per-process

Enforces a one-site-per-process security policy: * Each renderer process, for its whole lifetime, is dedicated to rendering pages for just one site. * Thus, pages from different sites are never in the same process. * A renderer process's access rights are restricted based on its site. * All cross-site navigations force process swaps. * <iframe>s are rendered out-of-process whenever the src= is cross-site.
More details here: - http://www.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/site-isolation - http://www.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/process-models - The class comment in site_instance.h, listing the supported process models.
IMPORTANT: this isn't to be confused with --process-per-site (which is about process consolidation, not isolation). You probably want this one.

--skip-gpu-data-loading

Skip gpu info collection, blacklist loading, and blacklist auto-update scheduling at browser startup time. Therefore, all GPU features are available, and about:gpu page shows empty content. The switch is intended only for layout tests. TODO(gab): Get rid of this switch entirely.

--skip-nostore-all

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--skip-nostore-main

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--skip-reencoding-on-skp-capture

Skips reencoding bitmaps as PNGs when the encoded data is unavailable during SKP capture. This allows for obtaining an accurate sample of the types of images on the web, rather than being weighted towards PNGs that we have encoded ourselves.

--slow

Defines that Material Design visual feedback animations should be slow.

--slow-connections-only

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--slow-down-raster-scale-factor

Re-rasters everything multiple times to simulate a much slower machine. Give a scale factor to cause raster to take that many times longer to complete, such as --slow-down-raster-scale-factor=25.

--sms-test-messages

Sends test messages on first call to RequestUpdate (stub only).

--spdy-proxy-auth-fallback

The origin of the data reduction proxy fallback.

--spdy-proxy-auth-origin

The origin of the data reduction proxy.

--spdy-proxy-auth-value

A test key for data reduction proxy authentication.

--spelling-service-feedback-interval-seconds

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_SPELLCHECK) must be defined.

Specifies the number of seconds between sending batches of feedback to spelling service. The default is 30 minutes. The minimum is 5 seconds. This switch is for temporary testing only. TODO(rouslan): Remove this flag when feedback testing is complete. Revisit by August 2013.

--spelling-service-feedback-url

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_SPELLCHECK) must be defined.

Specifies the URL where spelling service feedback data will be sent instead of the default URL. This switch is for temporary testing only. TODO(rouslan): Remove this flag when feedback testing is complete. Revisit by August 2013.

--ssl-key-log-file

Causes SSL key material to be logged to the specified file for debugging purposes. See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/NSS/Key_Log_Format for the format.

--ssl-version-max

Specifies the maximum SSL/TLS version ("tls1", "tls1.1", "tls1.2", or "tls1.3").

--ssl-version-min

Specifies the minimum SSL/TLS version ("tls1", "tls1.1", "tls1.2", or "tls1.3").

--stable-release-mode

This makes us disable some web-platform runtime features so that we test content_shell as if it was a stable release. It is only followed when kRunLayoutTest is set. For the features' level, see http://dev.chromium.org/blink/runtime-enabled-features.

--start-fullscreen

Specifies if the browser should start in fullscreen mode, like if the user had pressed F11 right after startup.

--start-maximized

Starts the browser maximized, regardless of any previous settings.

--start-stack-profiler

Starts the stack sampling profiler in the child process.

--started

Value for kTestCrosGaiaIdMigration indicating that migration is started (i.e. all stored user keys will be converted to GaiaId)

--stub

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--stub-cros-settings

Indicates that a stub implementation of CrosSettings that stores settings in memory without signing should be used, treating current user as the owner. This also modifies OwnerSettingsServiceChromeOS::HandlesSetting such that no settings are handled by OwnerSettingsServiceChromeOS. This option is for testing the chromeos build of chrome on the desktop only.

--supports-dual-gpus

Indicates whether the dual GPU switching is supported or not.

--swiftshader

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--swiftshader-path

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--swiftshader-webgl

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--sync-allow-insecure-xmpp-connection

Allows insecure XMPP connections for sync (for testing).

--sync-deferred-startup-timeout-seconds

Allows overriding the deferred init fallback timeout.

--sync-disable-deferred-startup

Enables deferring sync backend initialization until user initiated changes occur.

--sync-enable-get-update-avoidance

Enables feature to avoid unnecessary GetUpdate requests.

--sync-notification-host-port

Overrides the default host:port used for notifications.

--sync-on-draw-hardware

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--sync-short-initial-retry-override

This flag causes sync to retry very quickly (see polling_constants.h) the when it encounters an error, as the first step towards exponential backoff.

--sync-short-nudge-delay-for-test

This flag significantly shortens the delay between nudge cycles. Its primary purpose is to speed up integration tests. The normal delay allows coalescing and prevention of server overload, so don't use this unless you're really sure that it's what you want.

--sync-url

Overrides the default server used for profile sync.

--system-developer-mode

Indicates that the system is running in dev mode. The dev mode probing is done by session manager.

--system-log-upload-frequency

Frequency in Milliseconds for system log uploads. Should only be used for testing purposes.

--tab-management-experiment-type-disabled

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Specifies a particular tab management experiment to enable.

--tab-management-experiment-type-elderberry

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

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--task-profiler

Report per-task heap usage and churn in the task profiler. Does not keep track of individual allocations unlike the default and native mode. Keeps only track of summarized churn stats in the task profiler (chrome://profiler).

--test-auto-update-ui

Enables testing for auto update UI.

--test-child-process

When running certain tests that spawn child processes, this switch indicates to the test framework that the current process is a child process.

--test-cros-gaia-id-migration

Controls CrOS GaiaId migration for tests ("" is default).

--test-do-not-initialize-icu

When running certain tests that spawn child processes, this switch indicates to the test framework that the current process should not initialize ICU to avoid creating any scoped handles too early in startup.

--test-gl-lib

Flag used for Linux tests: for desktop GL bindings, try to load this GL library first, but fall back to regular library if loading fails.

--test-name

Passes the name of the current running automated test to Chrome.

--test-type

Type of the current test harness ("browser" or "ui").

--testing-fixed-http-port

Allows for forcing socket connections to http/https to use fixed ports.

--testing-fixed-https-port

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--timeout

Issues a stop after the specified number of milliseconds. This cancels all navigation and causes the DOMContentLoaded event to fire.

--tls1

These values aren't switches, but rather the values that kSSLVersionMax and kSSLVersionMin can have.

--tls1.1

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--tls1.2

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--tls1.3

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--top-chrome-md

Enables top Chrome material design elements.

--top-controls-hide-threshold

Percentage of the browser controls need to be hidden before they will auto hide.

--top-controls-show-threshold

Percentage of the browser controls need to be shown before they will auto show.

--top-document-isolation

Groups all out-of-process iframes to a different process from the process of the top document. This is a performance isolation mode.

--touch-calibration

The constants USE_OZONE and USE_X11 must be defined.

The calibration factors given as "<left>,<right>,<top>,<bottom>".

--touch-devices

The constant OS_LINUX must be defined.

Tells chrome to interpret events from these devices as touch events. Only available with XInput 2 (i.e. X server 1.8 or above). The id's of the devices can be retrieved from 'xinput list'.

--touch-events

Enable support for touch event feature detection.

--touch-noise-filtering

The constants USE_OZONE and USE_X11 must be defined.

Tells Chrome to do additional touch noise filtering. Should only be used if the driver level filtering is insufficient.

--touch-selection-strategy

Controls how text selection granularity changes when touch text selection handles are dragged. Should be "character" or "direction". If not specified, the platform default is used.

--trace-config-file

Causes TRACE_EVENT flags to be recorded from startup. This flag will be ignored if --trace-startup or --trace-shutdown is provided.

--trace-export-events-to-etw

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Enables the exporting of the tracing events to ETW. This is only supported on Windows Vista and later.

--trace-shutdown

Causes TRACE_EVENT flags to be recorded beginning with shutdown. Optionally, can specify the specific trace categories to include (e.g. --trace-shutdown=base,net) otherwise, all events are recorded. --trace-shutdown-file can be used to control where the trace log gets stored to since there is otherwise no way to access the result.

--trace-shutdown-file

If supplied, sets the file which shutdown tracing will be stored into, if omitted the default will be used "chrometrace.log" in the current directory. Has no effect unless --trace-shutdown is also supplied. Example: --trace-shutdown --trace-shutdown-file=/tmp/trace_event.log

--trace-startup

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--trace-startup-duration

Sets the time in seconds until startup tracing ends. If omitted a default of 5 seconds is used. Has no effect without --trace-startup, or if --startup-trace-file=none was supplied.

--trace-startup-file

If supplied, sets the file which startup tracing will be stored into, if omitted the default will be used "chrometrace.log" in the current directory. Has no effect unless --trace-startup is also supplied. Example: --trace-startup --trace-startup-file=/tmp/trace_event.log As a special case, can be set to 'none' - this disables automatically saving the result to a file and the first manually recorded trace will then receive all events since startup.

--trace-to-console

Sends a pretty-printed version of tracing info to the console.

--trace-to-file

Sends trace events from these categories to a file. --trace-to-file on its own sends to default categories.

--trace-to-file-name

Specifies the file name for --trace-to-file. If unspecified, it will go to a default file name.

--trace-upload-url

Sets the target URL for uploading tracing data.

--translate-ranker-model-url

Overrides the URL from which the translate ranker model is downloaded.

--translate-script-url

Overrides the default server used for Google Translate.

--translate-security-origin

Overrides security-origin with which Translate runs in an isolated world.

--true

Value indicating whether flag from command line switch is true.

--try-chrome-again

Experimental. Shows a dialog asking the user to try chrome. This flag is to be used only by the upgrade process.

--try-supported-channel-layouts

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Instead of always using the hardware channel layout, check if a driver supports the source channel layout. Avoids outputting empty channels and permits drivers to enable stereo to multichannel expansion. Kept behind a flag since some drivers lie about supported layouts and hang when used. See http://crbug.com/259165 for more details.

--type

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--ui-disable-partial-swap

Disable partial swap which is needed for some OpenGL drivers / emulators.

--ui-enable-layer-lists

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--ui-enable-rgba-4444-textures

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--ui-enable-zero-copy

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--ui-prioritize-in-gpu-process

Prioritizes the UI's command stream in the GPU process

--ui-show-fps-counter

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--ui-show-layer-animation-bounds

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--ui-show-layer-borders

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--ui-show-paint-rects

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--ui-show-property-changed-rects

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--ui-show-screenspace-rects

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--ui-show-surface-damage-rects

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--ui-slow-animations

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--uninstall

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Runs un-installation steps that were done by chrome first-run.

--unlimited-storage

Overrides per-origin quota settings to unlimited storage for any apps/origins. This should be used only for testing purpose.

--unsafe-pac-url

Pass the full https:// URL to PAC (Proxy Auto Config) scripts. As opposed to the default behavior which strips path and query components before passing to the PAC scripts.

--unsafely-treat-insecure-origin-as-secure

Treat given (insecure) origins as secure origins. Multiple origins can be supplied. Has no effect unless --user-data-dir is also supplied. Example:

--unsafely-treat-insecure-origin-as-secure=http://a.test,http://b.test --user-data-dir=/test/only/profile/dir
--use-angle

Select which ANGLE backend to use. Options are: default: Attempts several ANGLE renderers until one successfully initializes, varying ES support by platform. d3d9: Legacy D3D9 renderer, ES2 only. d3d11: D3D11 renderer, ES2 and ES3. warp: D3D11 renderer using software rasterization, ES2 and ES3. gl: Desktop GL renderer, ES2 and ES3. gles: GLES renderer, ES2 and ES3.

--use-cras

The constant USE_CRAS must be defined.

Use CRAS, the ChromeOS audio server.

--use-fake-device-for-media-stream

Use fake device for Media Stream to replace actual camera and microphone.

--use-fake-ui-for-media-stream

Bypass the media stream infobar by selecting the default device for media streams (e.g. WebRTC). Works with --use-fake-device-for-media-stream.

--use-file-for-fake-audio-capture

Play a .wav file as the microphone. Note that for WebRTC calls we'll treat the bits as if they came from the microphone, which means you should disable audio processing (lest your audio file will play back distorted). The input file is converted to suit Chrome's audio buses if necessary, so most sane .wav files should work. You can pass either <path> to play the file looping or <path>%noloop to stop after playing the file to completion.

--use-file-for-fake-video-capture

Use an .y4m file to play as the webcam. See the comments in media/capture/video/file_video_capture_device.h for more details.

--use-first-display-as-internal

Uses the 1st display in --ash-host-window-bounds as internal display. This is for debugging on linux desktop.

--use-gl

Select which implementation of GL the GPU process should use. Options are: desktop: whatever desktop OpenGL the user has installed (Linux and Mac default). egl: whatever EGL / GLES2 the user has installed (Windows default - actually ANGLE). osmesa: The OSMesa software renderer. swiftshader: The SwiftShader software renderer.

--use-gpu-in-tests

Use hardware gpu, if available, for tests.

--use-mobile-user-agent

Set when Chromium should use a mobile user agent.

--use-mock-keychain

The constant OS_MACOSX must be defined.

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--use-new-virtual-keyboard-behavior

Use new window behavior for virtual keyboard (do not change work area in non-sticky mode).

--use-passthrough-cmd-decoder

Use the Pass-through command decoder, skipping all validation and state tracking.

--use-simple-cache-backend

Uses experimental simple cache backend if possible.

--use-test-config

Initializes X11 in threaded mode, and sets the |override_redirect| flag when creating X11 windows. Also, exposes the WindowServerTest interface to clients when launched with this flag.

--user-agent

A string used to override the default user agent with a custom one.

--user-always-affiliated

Always treat user as affiliated. TODO(antrim): Remove once test servers correctly produce affiliation ids.

--user-data-dir

Directory where the browser stores the user profile.

--use_new_features_summary

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Forces the new features summary to be displayed below the update menu item.

--utility

Causes the process to run as a utility subprocess.

--utility-allowed-dir

The utility process is sandboxed, with access to one directory. This flag specifies the directory that can be accessed.

--utility-cmd-prefix

The contents of this flag are prepended to the utility process command line. Useful values might be "valgrind" or "xterm -e gdb --args".

--utility-run-elevated

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--v

Gives the default maximal active V-logging level; 0 is the default. Normally positive values are used for V-logging levels.

--v8-cache-options

Set options to cache V8 data. (off, preparse data, or code)

--v8-cache-strategies-for-cache-storage

Set strategies to cache V8 data in CacheStorage. (off, normal, or aggressive)

--validate-crx

Examines a .crx for validity and prints the result.

--validate-input-event-stream

In debug builds, asserts that the stream of input events is valid.

--variations-server-url

Specifies a custom URL for the server which reports variation data to the client. Specifying this switch enables the Variations service on unofficial builds. See variations_service.cc.

--version

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--video-image-texture-target

Texture target for CHROMIUM_image backed video frame textures.

--video-threads

Set number of threads to use for video decoding.

--video-underflow-threshold-ms

Allows clients to override the threshold for when the media renderer will declare the underflow state for the video stream when audio is present. TODO(dalecurtis): Remove once experiments for http://crbug.com/470940 finish.

--viewer-launch-via-appid

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Requests that Chrome launch the Metro viewer process via the given appid (which is assumed to be registered as default browser) and synchronously connect to it.

--virtual-time-budget

If set the system waits the specified number of virtual milliseconds before deeming the page to be ready. For determinism virtual time does not advance while there are pending network fetches (i.e no timers will fire). Once all network fetches have completed, timers fire and if the system runs out of virtual time is fastforwarded so the next timer fires immediatley, until the specified virtual time budget is exhausted.

--vmodule

Gives the per-module maximal V-logging levels to override the value given by --v. E.g. "my_module=2,foo=3" would change the logging level for all code in source files "my_module." and "foo." ("-inl" suffixes are also disregarded for this matching). Any pattern containing a forward or backward slash will be tested against the whole pathname and not just the module. E.g., "/foo/bar/=2" would change the logging level for all code in source files under a "foo/bar" directory.

--wait-for-debugger

Will wait for 60 seconds for a debugger to come to attach to the process.

--wait-for-debugger-children

Will add kWaitForDebugger to every child processes. If a value is passed, it will be used as a filter to determine if the child process should have the kWaitForDebugger flag passed on or not.

--wake-on-wifi-packet

Enables wake on wifi packet feature, which wakes the device on the receipt of network packets from whitelisted sources.

--wallet-service-use-sandbox

Use the sandbox Online Wallet service URL (for developer testing).

--watcher

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Causes the process to run as a watcher process.

--waveout-buffers

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Number of buffers to use for WaveOut.

--webapk-server-url

The constant OS_ANDROID must be defined.

Custom WebAPK server URL for the sake of testing.

--webrtc-stun-probe-trial

The constant BUILDFLAG(ENABLE_WEBRTC) must be defined.

Renderer process parameter for WebRTC Stun probe trial to determine the interval. Please see SetupStunProbeTrial in chrome_browser_field_trials_desktop.cc for more detail.

--webview-enable-safebrowsing-support

used to enable safebrowsing functionality in webview

--webview-sandboxed-renderer

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--whitelisted-extension-id

Adds the given extension ID to all the permission whitelists.

--win-jumplist-action

Specifies which category option was clicked in the Windows Jumplist that resulted in a browser startup.

--window-position

Specify the initial window position: --window-position=x,y

--window-size

Sets the initial window size. Provided as string in the format "800,600".

--window-workspace

Specify the initial window workspace: --window-workspace=id

--windows10-custom-titlebar

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Enables custom-drawing the titlebar and tabstrip background so that it's not a garish #FFFFFF like it is by default on Windows 10.

--windows8-search

The constant OS_WIN must be defined.

Indicates that chrome was launched to service a search request in Windows 8.

--winhttp-proxy-resolver

Uses WinHTTP to fetch and evaluate PAC scripts. Otherwise the default is to use Chromium's network stack to fetch, and V8 to evaluate.

--wm-window-animations-disabled
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If present animations are disabled.

--zygote

Causes the process to run as a renderer zygote.

FAQs

How do I change chrome command line? ›

Just right-click the shortcut, locate Google Chrome there, right-click on it and select Properties. The Shortcut tab should open up automatically. It displays the load path of the browser in the target field. At the end of the field, after the closing ", add a space, and then the command line switch you want to use.

What are all the chrome commands? ›

Windows & Linux
ActionShortcut
Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tabAlt + Right arrow
Close the current tabCtrl + w or Ctrl + F4
Close the current windowCtrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4
Minimize the current windowAlt + Space then n
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How do I run Chrome flags? ›

If you are building Chromium from the source, you can run it with flags by adding them in the Experimental Settings.
  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Chromium/Experimental Settings.
  3. Add your flags in the "Extra flags (one per line)". Don't forget to switch on the "Append Extra Flags" setting.

What is the difference between Chrome and Chromium? ›

Chromium is an open-source and free web browser that is managed by the Chromium Project. In comparison, Google Chrome is a proprietary browser developed and managed by Google. Unlike Chromium, Google Chrome offers built-in support for media codecs like MP3, H. 264, and AAC, as well as Adobe Flash.

What are command line switches? ›

A command line switch (also known as an option, a parameter, or a flag) acts as a modifier to the command you are issuing in the Command Prompt window, in a batch file, or in other scripts. Usually, a switch is a single letter preceded by a forward slash.

How do I use Chrome command line? ›

Open Chrome Using Command Prompt

Open Run by typing “Run” in the Windows 10 search bar and selecting the “Run” application. Here, type Chrome and then select the “OK” button. The web browser will now open.

What does Ctrl Shift M do in Chrome? ›

Open the Find Bar to search the current page: Ctrl + f or F3. Open Developer Tools: Ctrl + Shift + j or F12. Open the Chrome Help Center in a new tab: F1. Log in a different user or browse as a Guest: Ctrl + Shift + m. Open a feedback form: Alt + Shift + i.

How do I get to advanced settings in Chrome? ›

To access Chrome's advanced settings, click on the three dots and select Settings from the menu and select the Advanced option on the left sidebar. The section will expand to reveal the advanced settings.

What is the shortcut to switch tabs in Chrome? ›

On Windows, use Ctrl-Tab to move to the next tab to the right and Ctrl-Shift-Tab to move to the next tab to the left. This shortcut isn't a keyboard shortcut but one of the best features of Chrome. Chrome is quite flexible when it comes to moving your tabs around.

What is Chromium kiosk mode? ›

Kiosk mode allows you to replace the Raspberry Pi desktop with a stripped down Chromium browser. It will show your Web page or app and nothing more. The user won't even see the address bar. It will look more like an app on a phone or a tablet. If using a touchscreen the user won't even need a mouse.

How do I run Chrome headless? ›

As we have already seen, you just have to add the flag –headless when you launch the browser to be in headless mode. With CLI (Command Line Interface), just write: chrome \<br> – headless \ # Runs Chrome in headless mode. <br> – disable-gpu \ # Temporarily needed if running on Windows.

Is it OK to use Chrome flags? ›

They haven't gone through the extensive testing required to make it into the main version of Chrome. Proceed with caution. Flags aren't tested for security. If you're super security conscious, use a different browser or disable Flags to do your online banking or other sensitive activities.

Which is faster Chrome or Chromium? ›

Chrome and Chromium are both fast browsers, but they rely on extensions since they don't have a wide range of features on their own. As you can tell, Chrome emerges as the victor once again. Chromium isn't a slow browser, but Chrome is much faster, according to our browser testing.

Is Chromium safer than Chrome? ›

Does Chromium Have Security Issues? Chromium has all of the same security strengths and weaknesses as the more stable Chrome browser. Since Chromium is updated far more frequently, it receives security patches before Chrome does. The issue with Chromium is that it lacks any kind of automatic update feature.

Does Chromium use less RAM than Chrome? ›

but overall, chromium is using much less RAM than it used to, and it is clearly being swapped a lot, so these cgroup commands are working despite of what I can see at htop, so cgroup seems to try to keep chromium using "not much more than 1GB" what is good enough.

How do I Run a command line switch? ›

Type the switch command in the Run command and press Enter (or click OK). If the run command is not on your start menu, open it by pressing the Windows Key + R. This works in all versions of Windows. Type the switch command in the Start search field in Windows 7 and Vista and press Enter.

What is a CLI explain with example? ›

A command-line interface (CLI) is a text-based user interface (UI) used to run programs, manage computer files and interact with the computer. Command-line interfaces are also called command-line user interfaces, console user interfaces and character user interfaces.

How do I switch to desktop in cmd? ›

Often when opening the command prompt window, you automatically be placed in the (username) directory. Therefore, you only need to type cd desktop to get into the desktop. If you're in any other directory, you would need to type cd \docu~1\(username)\desktop to get into the desktop.

What is Chrome command line? ›

Chrome supports a variety of command line switches that can be used to start Chrome in a specific manner or even extend its functionality. In order to instruct the browser to do something different from the standard behavior, command line switches are used with the actual executable.

How do I hit a URL in CMD? ›

You can open IE from CMD or launch whatever your desired Web browser is.
  1. Launch the Command Prompt.
  2. Press "Win-R," type "cmd" and press "Enter" to open the Command Prompt.
  3. Launch the Web Browser.
  4. Type "start iexplore" and press "Enter" to open Internet Explorer and view its default home screen. ...
  5. Open a Particular Site.

How do I start the chromium command line? ›

Install Chromium Browser from command line
  1. Start by opening a terminal window and execution of the bellow apt command: $ sudo apt install chromium-browser. All done.
  2. You can start the Chromium Browser using the below command: $ chromium-browser.
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What is Ctrl Shift P? ›

Delete selected item(s) Ctrl + Shift + P.

What is Ctrl Shift N? ›

Opens a new window in incognito mode. Ctrl+Shift+N. Opens a file from your computer in Google Chrome. PressCtrl+O, then select file. Opens the link in a new tab in the background.

What is Ctrl Shift L? ›

CTRL + SHIFT + L: Insert a Filter in Excel.

What is Advanced tab in Chrome? ›

Advanced Tabs gives your browser some more power for your tabs. Current feature set: - Keyboard shortcut to create new tab next to current tab - Keyboard shortcut to duplicate current tab If you have a feature request, feel free to contact me (rate the extension and write a comment).

Does Chrome have an about config? ›

There is no about:config at the moment. the feature request on chromium was closed on July 22nd with the status WontFix so you'll probably have to keep bumping the original feature request or open a new request here with additional ideas or features than the previous.

What advanced settings? ›

Advanced Settings is accessible from the main menu on Android or under the Adapt tab of the iOS app. Advanced Settings provides you access to Advanced router features. Networking Mode - Auto Mode is the default mode when you set up Plume. Auto Mode chooses the best network mode for your setup (Router or Bridge).

How do you toggle between tabs? ›

The first is to hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and press the "Tab" key. This will cycle through all of the open tabs in Excel. If you want to move backwards through the tabs, you can hold down the "Ctrl" key and press the "Shift" key and the "Tab" key at the same time.

How do I switch between tabs? ›

Press Ctrl + Shift + Tab (or Ctrl + Page Up) on your Windows or Linux computer.

How do you switch tabs? ›

Switch to a new tab
  1. On your Android phone, open the Chrome app .
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap Switch tabs. . You'll see your open Chrome tabs.
  3. Swipe up or down.
  4. Tap the tab you want to switch to.

Can a kiosk be hacked? ›

Without kiosk software, users can hack in to your kiosk to give it a virus. They can close your interface and use the kiosk to watch videos, check email, and browse the web. Even worse, without kiosk software, they can install dangerous software. It's not secure, unless it's KioWare secure.

How do I open Chromium in kiosk mode? ›

You can press the F11 key to break out of full-screen mode. Kiosk mode: @chromium-browser --kiosk . The browser starts in full-screen mode but does not respond to the F11 key, nor to any command to get it to switch tasks.

How do I run my browser in kiosk mode? ›

Chrome Kiosk Mode
  1. Open up Chrome's settings.
  2. Under "Users" click "Add new user."
  3. Give the new profile a name and picture. ...
  4. Right-click the newly-created shortcut and select "Properties."
  5. In the "Target" field, add "--kiosk" (no quotes) to the end.
  6. Click "Apply."

Is headless browser faster? ›

One clear advantage while using headless browsers is that they are faster than your typical browsers, as you can bypass all the time you take to load the CSS. But this is just one advantage. Other advantages include: Scraping Websites: You can scrape the HTML of a website without rendering the full browser.

What is headless mode? ›

Flying a drone in headless mode means that your drone “faces forward” no matter your position on the ground. The headless mode makes the drone respond to your controls irrelative to which way it's actually facing, so that you don't have to keep track of the drone's orientation in flight.

How do you execute using headless mode? ›

You can run Google Chrome in headless mode simply by setting the headless property of the chromeOptions object to True. Or, you can use the add_argument() method of the chromeOptions object to add the –headless command-line argument to run Google Chrome in headless mode using the Selenium Chrome web driver.

How do I start Chrome incognito from command line? ›

Press the spacebar, and then type “-incognito” at the end of the path in the text box. The Target box should now contain the path to the Chrome app in quotation marks, and the text you just typed, as shown in the image below. Click “OK” to close the Properties window.

How do I open a Terminal in Chrome? ›

Go to the ChromeOS settings and in the “Linux” section, “Turn on” Linux. This will bring up a window with a series of prompts. Choose your preferred username and disk size and click “Install”. When the installation is complete, a Terminal window will open.

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