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I've got the most recent version of Mountain Lion installed, as well as the most recent version of Chrome.

When I've got Chrome set as the default browser, and if I close out all the tabs before I quit Chrome itself, if I click on an external link (e.g., from within an e-mail, Tweetbot, etc.), two Chrome windows launch—one with Google (my set homepage) and one with the target of the link.

Not closing out all the tabs before I quit Chrome does the trick, but what specifically could be causing this?

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You've set the homepage to open on startup. Go to settings cmd+, check the On startup option there. You can disable it from there too.

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Ah, yessir, that did indeed solve it! Thank you for the response! –  Terrance Shaw Dec 11 '12 at 23:49
    
Happy to help :) –  noob Dec 11 '12 at 23:52
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