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Starting chrome with powershell

I am trying to start google chrome with a power shell script but everything that i have tried has not worked.

 

An example of what I have tried is:

Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Program Files(x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome" -ArgumentList '--start-maximized'

This however throws the error that it can't find the specified application even though it is the default install location and I have checked multiple times that it is correct.

 

I want it to also start so that it full-screens the tab (usually done by pressing f11)

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maybe put ".exe" at the end of the file path?

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I think you're just missing the .exe at the end of the file path

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2 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

maybe put ".exe" at the end of the file path?

 

2 minutes ago, madknight3 said:

I think you're just missing the .exe at the end of the file path

i have tried it with both

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13 minutes ago, BA64 said:

 

i have tried it with both

that is not where chrome is

 

what you did is point to a folder, ps doesn't work that way 

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19 minutes ago, BA64 said:

 

i have tried it with both

 

Note sure what to tell you then. This opened Chrome fine for me.

Start-Process -FilePath 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'

Then again, so does this

Start-Process -FilePath 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome'

Are you sure your path is completely correct? Note that on my system there's a space before (x86), could you be missing that?

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Just now, deXxterlab97 said:

that is not where chrome is

 

what you did is point to a folder, ps doesn't work that way 

then where is chrome located? Because when i click on the executable that is stated under the directory i have provided here, it opens the browser

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Just now, BA64 said:

then where is chrome located? Because when i click on the executable that is stated under the directory i have provided here, it opens the browser

oh my bad. yeah, i thought they were still in appdata,  still you are starting a process so you need to add .exe at the end of it

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3 minutes ago, madknight3 said:

Note sure what to tell you then. This opened Chrome fine for me.


Start-Process -FilePath 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'

 

I deleted everything in the file and put this in exactly as you have it here and it did not work. This is the error I get: 

 

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1 minute ago, BA64 said:

 

I deleted everything in the file and put this in exactly as you have it here and it did not work. This is the error I get: 

 

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show me the file with the code

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12 minutes ago, deXxterlab97 said:

show me the file with the code

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2 minutes ago, BA64 said:

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Is the Execution  policy set to RemoteSigned? Don't write PS script in notepad, use Windows PowerShell ISE. Also why is there a pause at the end. 

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Just now, deXxterlab97 said:

Is the Execution  policy set to RemoteSigned? Don't write PS script in notepad, use Windows PowerShell ISE. Also why is there a pause at the end. 

The pause is just so i can see the error message, its not meant to be there for the final product.

 

How do i set that execution policy?

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2 minutes ago, BA64 said:

The pause is just so i can see the error message, its not meant to be there for the final product.

 

How do i set that execution policy?

set-executionpolicy remotesigned

 

also write it with ISE for error checking, notepad isn't great

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22 hours ago, BA64 said:

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In both the examples, you are still missing the space in the file path. You have "C:\Program Files(x86)" when you should have "C:\Program Files (x86)".

There should be a space between "Files" and "(x86)". Or at least every version of Windows I have has the space between them.

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