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Chrome New Window Focus

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The 'Chrome New Window Focus' will try to force focus on any newly created Chrome window.

Image from store Chrome New Window Focus
Description from store The Chrome New Window Focus extension attempts to fix a bug present in Chrome since several years: when a new Chrome window is opened, sometimes it doesn't get focused and it remains behind other windows. This extension will try to force focus on any newly created window. Please report any issues you might encounter. Thank you.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-11-15) John Clark: Still a bug in Chrome, this extension FIXES it (workaround)! There should be 3.5 MILLION installs!
  • (2019-07-25) Doesn't work. We have several pc's that just started experiencing the "disappearing window" syndrome in Chrome within the last couple of months. All have added the Chrome new window focus extension and it hasn't worked for any of them. Very frustrating problem to have. Since this has been going on for years, you'd think Chrome would have fixed it by now. If it weren't for a speed issue, I'd be using Firefox.
  • (2018-11-14) mad dog 24: ok
  • (2018-08-24) Hansel Roush: Worked for me and solved the issue I was having using Chrome. Many thanks!
  • (2018-02-09) David Richards: Useful when multiple windows are open. Unbelievable that the functionality is not built into Chrome. Very good when developing and needing to see a 'how to' page while toggling back and forth to code editor. Edit: Unfortunately, my positiveness was premature. The extension does not work reliably. Could be the deprecation of extensions in Chrome. However, every time I invoke the functionality, there is a box containing the invite to review. Was useful. Not now. And irritating to boot!
  • (2017-04-08) sports plus: god
  • (2017-02-02) love it
  • (2017-01-05) Awesome work! I was searching for a solution for some hours now and your extension just fixed it! Thanks!
  • (2016-07-16) Excellent extension! I had been having this problem off and on for months, but it had stopped happening for a while until I upgraded to the latest Chrome. Now the problem was back, but your extension fixed it. Thanks so much!
  • (2016-07-16) Simon Pascal: Thanks for this, the lack of focus on new windows was really annoying - I was even thinking of giving up on Chrome. Google should have fixed it but this is a great workaround.
  • (2016-05-20) James Provines: Works great!
  • (2016-04-30) Billy Galbreath: Doesnt work for Chrome on Debian Stretch
  • (2016-01-30) w dew: This extension clearly focussed on the google chrome window however it does not solve the real problem. Going with the mous pointer to the top edge of the screen let the top edge of the annoying window appear in W8.1. It is workable and far less annoying now ! Good temporarily solution !
  • (2015-09-05) Nenad Stojanovikj: For some reason, it won't force a new Chrome window when the previous application is Spotify on Ubuntu 15.04, Gnome Shell 3.16. I'm not sure if the extension can fix this.
  • (2015-05-27) Ben Miles: Brilliant. Fixes a ridiculous bug that has been present in Chrome since day 1
  • (2015-03-21) Bjorn Bimboom: This does EXACTLY what it promises, and fixes a really annoying bug in Chrome. Toppie!!
  • (2015-02-20) Chad Kimrey: yep works like a charm. Thanks!
  • (2015-02-04) OH GOD YES. This has fixed what must be my single biggest gripe with Chrome.. Relief has never tasted so sweet or so good.
  • (2015-01-30) Eric Nemchik: Works as advertised. Solved the biggest annoyance I've had with chrome on Win8.1 (probably other OS as well).
  • (2015-01-25) Doesn't work for Chrome in Arch Linux
  • (2015-01-16) Wade Fife: Finally, a solution to a really annoying problem. Works great.
  • (2015-01-15) Daniel Cook: Thanks for this extension! I can't believe Google hasn't fixed this problem by now. Should be a non-issue.
  • (2015-01-13) Konrad Starowicz: Works great - only curious why it needs to access my browsing history?
  • (2015-01-12) Magno Alberto: Fixed my problem of chrome no focusing on a new window. Very good plugin!
  • (2014-12-21) Andreas Zetterlund: Fixes the Chrome new window random no focus bug.
  • (2014-12-20) Greg Frederick: does what it says. boom. done.
  • (2014-12-18) Johnathan Hebert: Works perfect. Yay!


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4.6 (96 votes)
Last update / version
2013-11-02 / 0.1.1
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