On a brand new Ubuntu 19.04, the latest chrome Version 77.0.3865.90 (Official Build) (64-bit) refuses to remember my selection. I'm trying to open a zoom URL, I'm getting the [Open xdg-open?] and just the action buttons without the checkbox to store my selection. I have removed ~/.config/google-chrome options in order to reset it but still same behavior

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    Did you find a solution. I've two machines with the same debian on and one is prompting without the option to remember too. – RichieHH Dec 8 '19 at 23:33
  • Well.. I know why it does that but I haven't found a solution. It's Google's stupidity I guess. They have disabled the checkbox to store your selection in version 77: support.google.com/chrome/thread/14193532?hl=en – Nick De Greek Dec 9 '19 at 20:47

Create following path and file:

sudo mkdir -p /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed/
sudo touch /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed/managed_policies.json

Open permissions for this file:

sudo chmod -R 775 /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed

By default adding following content to this file should add the checkbox to remember your choice:

    "ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox": true

This worked for all external website for me. For custom link, you may need to add those links to the whitelist:

    "ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox": true,
    "URLWhitelist": [

Same question on different community: Stop chrome from prompting when running external URL handler?

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