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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 the Google Chrome browser- 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: askubuntu.com/questions/377851/… 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 –  FirstStrike 1 hour ago
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They way I was able to fix this problem was to purge Google Chrome and reinstall it from the deb file.

To purge Google Chrome, type the following in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable

Then head over to the Google Chrome website and reinstall the browser. At the end of this, the launcher titled "New Tab - Google Chrome" should no longer appear.

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