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Status: WontFix
Owner: ----
Closed: Jan 2015
EstimatedDays: ----
NextAction: ----
OS: Windows
Pri: 2
Type: Feature

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Issue 446841: Disable session restore functionality using command line flag

Reported by, Jan 7 2015

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/39.0.2171.95 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Open chrome 
2. Crash it. (Ex: pkill -9 chrome)
3. Reopen chrome
4. The yellow session restore infobar is shown

What is the expected behavior?
I am running chrome browser as kiosk. I dont want my user to see the yellow session restore infobar (neither the white session restore bubble). It would be great if there is a commandline flag that would ignore the session crash and just show the home page as if nothing happened.

What went wrong?
Chromium doesn't have a command line or configuration flag to disable session restore functionality.

Did this work before? No 

Chrome version: 39.0.2171.95  Channel: stable
OS Version: 6.1 (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2)
Flash Version: Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0

Comment 1 by, Jan 7 2015

Btw, would --incognito be good for your use case? It always runs in incognito, and pages visited in incognito are never restored by session restore. As a bonus, your users' cookies and other data will be deleted when Chrome is closed.

Comment 2 by, Jan 7 2015


Comment 3 by, Jan 7 2015

That is what I am using right now: ingonito + kiosk mode. But the problem is i would like to keep the cookies and other data between shutdowns and crashes.

Comment 4 by, Jan 9 2015

Status: Untriaged
Seems to be a feature request.

Please change the status, if somebody don't agree.

Comment 5 by, Jan 9 2015

Labels: M-41

Comment 6 by, Jan 9 2015

Labels: -Type-Bug Type-Feature

Comment 7 by, Jan 15 2015

Labels: -M-41 M-42 MovedFrom-41
Moving all non essential bugs to the next Milestone.

Comment 8 by, Jan 15 2015

Status: WontFix
We actively try to keep the set of flags chrome exposes to a minimum; only those that are used widely enough.

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