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Everytime I either reboot or shutdown and later turn on my computer I get the message that Chrome didn't shut down properly.

I am using the reboot/shutdown from the Application Launcher (not cli). This persists on both Debian and flavors of Ubuntu. Currently I am running Kubuntu 17.10 (but the problem was also on Kubuntu 17.04). I have tried the following "workarounds", but they do not work.

  1. Unselecting the Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed

  2. Placing a script called K99-close-google-chrome (with +x permissions) in both the /etc/rc0.d and /etc/rc6.d folders

    #!/bin/bash
    killall chrome
    sleep 5
    exit 0
    

I see posts dating all the way back to 2012 of this being an issue and none of them ever have a clear answer. Is there no fix for this problem and if so why? This isn't an issue on Windows or Mac, so why is it on Linux?

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  • Could it be a problem with your profile? I don't have this issue with Google Chrome on Kubuntu 16.04.
    – DK Bose
    Feb 2, 2018 at 16:34
  • @dk-bose I have one profile (and the guest). What could be wrong with my profile that is causing this issue?
    – werdho
    Feb 2, 2018 at 18:09
  • Many of the files in the profile aren't plain text files and so understanding what could be wrong is difficult to say.
    – DK Bose
    Feb 2, 2018 at 18:14
  • xkcd.com/979 is probably very related to this problem. Especially considering this has been a problem since 2012 and this question still doesn't have an answer...
    – Joeytje50
    May 25, 2019 at 12:36
  • Have you tried closing Google Chrome directly before turning the PC off? :) I experienced the same problem only when I didn't close it.
    – user45853
    Dec 13, 2019 at 9:35

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I used this solution for Ubuntu 20.04.

Add this at the bottom of your .bash_logout file located in your home directory (If it does not exists create it).

pkill chrome

It will always close chrome properly whenever you shutdown or reboot.

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