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I'm new to Ubuntu, just installed it on my ChromeBook a few days ago. So please forgive me.

My problem is with Google Chrome. I have it installed and working, but when I open it and start browsing, a new icon appears in the launcher titled "New Tab - Google Chrome", which replaces the original Chrome icon. When I click this new icon, it turns yellow and does nothing. I have rebooted the computer and reinstalled Chrome, no fix. I can still open Chrome from the terminal though. I would like to have an icon in the launcher that opens Chrome.

Your help is much appreciated.

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I had the same issue and it was fixed by answer here:… Don't know exactly why it happened, but I think it was after I setup Ubuntu Online Account / Google Account. – Simon Tremblay Dec 19 '13 at 15:52
screenshot please – Liso Apr 20 '14 at 1:19

They way I was able to fix this problem was to follow the instructions in the answer here!.

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