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Status: Fixed
Owner: ----
Closed: May 2017
EstimatedDays: ----
NextAction: ----
OS: Windows
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

Blocked on:
issue 686608

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--headless not headless on Windows

Reported by, Apr 14 2017

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/57.0.2987.133 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Get excited about --headless on Windows in Chrome 59 by reading:
2. Install Chrome Canary to get Chrome 59
3. .\chrome.exe --headless --remote-debugging-port=9222 --user-data-dir=.\user-data --disable-gpu --enable-logging --v=9
4. notice Chrome Canary window drawn on Windows desktop

What is the expected behavior?
Chrome running as background process

What went wrong?
Windows is drawn on Windows desktop

Did this work before? N/A 

Chrome version: 59.0.3070.0  Channel: canary
OS Version: 10.0
Flash Version: 

I'm ultimately trying to make chrome run in a headless Docker Windows Server container. After trying failing at that for a while, I tried reproducing on Windows 10.
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Comment 1 by, Apr 17 2017

Labels: Needs-Triage-M59

Comment 2 by, Apr 18 2017

Components: -Platform>DevTools
Blockedon: 686608
Status: Available (was: Unconfirmed)
Great that you are excited :) The Windows patch for --headless hasn't quite landed yet. Please keep an eye on  bug 686608 .
Status: Fixed (was: Available)
crbug/686608 has been fixed now and --headless flag should be available as of M60

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