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After minimizing the Google Chrome window, clicking on the chrome icon in the unity sidebar doesn't restore the window. Additionally, the the icon seems to behave more like a launcher: no white indicators showing whether a window is open or not, and clicking on the icon just opens another instance of chrome. No other icon does this.

Can anyone help me here?

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marked as duplicate by Mitch Apr 27 '14 at 7:17

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have you installed the chrome by SOFTWARE CENTER or by downloading from the ? – VENKI Jan 13 '12 at 3:19
if you want to view them just press "super(windows)+w" – VENKI Jan 13 '12 at 3:20
Software center only had Chromium, not Chrome, and I did download the .deb file from the official website. and @VENKI, viewing the windows aren't really a problem. I just want the icon to do what it's supposed to. – TreefrogInc Jan 13 '12 at 3:21
have you tried to install from the .deb file? – VENKI Jan 13 '12 at 3:27
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Works fine here - the launcher icon for goggle-chrome launches & controls google-chrome plus the 2 quicklists options.

Maybe try resetting - Remove the icon from the launcher if pinned, then do a log out/in.

While you shouldn't need to, try adding back to launcher this way - Browse in nautilus to /opt/google/chrome. Inside you'll see 'goggle-chrome.desktop'. Grab it with your cursor and DnD onto the unity launcher, then see if it works as intended.

This fixed the issue for me with 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04: simply launching "chrome" from the dash didn't work, I had to use the nautilus method described above.

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Thank you for your answer! Apparently, I neglected to look elsewhere on the site first for answers, and there is another question that deals with the same problem here. Thank you for your time anyway! – TreefrogInc Jan 13 '12 at 23:34

This happens if this setting in chrome is wrong, set Preferences >> Personal Stuff >> toggle: "Use system title bar and borders"

Google Chrome unity icon does not restore after minimizing

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I am really sorry to inform this that the chrome you installed from the software center was broken so please uninstall the chrome, and install it by downloading from google.

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This is the exact site I downloaded from. I don't see how it can be broken. – TreefrogInc Jan 13 '12 at 3:48
have you got all back to normal – VENKI Jan 13 '12 at 3:51
Look; I did not install from the Ubuntu Software Center. The site you linked me to is the same site I used to download the .deb package the first time. The icon still does not work after re-installing. – TreefrogInc Jan 13 '12 at 3:56
the above case is reverse is reverse sorry – VENKI Jan 13 '12 at 3:59
the CHROMIUM and chrome are same do not get wrong idea by the name and then uninstall the one you installed and reinstall from the software center – VENKI Jan 13 '12 at 4:00

Disable all the extensions and close the browser. Try again and enable the extensions one by one.

That works for me.

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