I am starting the chrome browser in app mode using

$ google-chrome-stable --app="http://example.com" 

in order to start the browser without the tab bar and other UI elements. However in order to turn on an extension I need to open a new chrome windows (thus revealing the normal UI components) and manually turning on the extension. The keyboard shortcut for extensions also don't work in app mode, so that doesn't work.

Is there a terminal command I can use to make sure all, or some, extensions are on when the browser launches? Or even a setting within chrome that I haven't found yet? Thanks!

  • Did you enable all the extensions in settings and make them available on Incognito mode? – Arijit Chatterjee Nov 16 '16 at 18:54
  • Yes, the extension is working fine. It's just that I have to manually turn it on every time the browser launches. – Lucas D'Abate Nov 16 '16 at 18:55
  • Also, using the keyboard shortcut that I set in the settings doesn't work when in app mode. – Lucas D'Abate Nov 16 '16 at 18:57
  • It's beyond my knowledge. Hope someone can help – Arijit Chatterjee Nov 16 '16 at 18:58

i don't know which version of chrome you are using so , the terminal command is




use it the same way you use the other commands to start chrome.

  • Thanks for you answer. Upon using the commands you provided I am still unable to make it work. I am currently trying to open duolingo.com in app mode, and I need the "Phonetic Lookup" extension to be on in order to better study the phonetics of my vocabulary. Using the --enable-extension-apps doesn't really enable the extension (or the keyboard shortcut) for me. – Lucas D'Abate Nov 16 '16 at 19:41
  • pfff, too bad. thats the one and only command for chrome to start with enabled apps. usually chrome starts with apps enabled by default. – Pavlos Theodorou Nov 16 '16 at 19:44
  • I don't know what you mean with apps enabled. I am using the command line to start chrome in app mode, and I don't really need to use chrome apps. – Lucas D'Abate Nov 16 '16 at 20:32
  • sorry , im used to android development and i sometimes use "apps" word. **extensions enabled. Chrome has them enabled by default and saves the last state to reopen with disabled the ones we disabled. Anyway... chrome only has that command for the extensions, too bad it didn't help. – Pavlos Theodorou Nov 17 '16 at 5:59

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