I want to launch chrome and chromium from the unity launcher with the --purge-memory-button option.

For chromium I was able to add the above parameter to /etc/chromium-browser/default but that's not an option for google-chrome.

How do I do it for google-chrome ? Would an alias in my .bash_profile work ?

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Edit the .desktop file in


Edit the exec line and add the arguments you need

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    The .desktop file might get reverted on your next chrome update. So it might be a good idea to copy it to ~/.local/share/applications. May 10, 2013 at 19:47

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