I'm using user profile switching in Chrome, which works perfectly fine. Except for when I'm clicking links, that are depending on one of the profiles being logged in. By default Chrome just opens the link in this profile, which was used last.

How can I force Chrome to use specific profile?

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With the current version of Chrome (51.0.2704.106 (64-bit)) you can just right-click an url and then open it with the fourth menu choice from top: "Open Link as PROFILE" (your configured Chrome profile).

EDIT: as pointed out by Daan Bakker, now (Version 108.0.5359.71 (Official Build) (x86_64)) (I tried the Intel CPU build, but should work for arm M1 architecture as well) it's possibile to open the link in a different PROFILE when the target window profile it's already open.

Here two images by example. Menu when the target PROFILE it's already open:

new profile

Menu without the target PROFILE already open:

no new profile

I hope this helps.

  • not working any more :( Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 11:18
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    This does work, however, not when opening links from any other app, which is where I most often run into this annoying problem. Furthermore, it would be great to have a default app and not need to remember and go through this menu process for each link. Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 21:07
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    For me "Open Link As" shows up but only when I already have another profile open in another Chrome. Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 7:14
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    Clarifying @DaanBakker's comment: you have windows from at least two different profiles open before this submenu is available. This feels like a bug to me.
    – Dave Land
    Commented Apr 19, 2019 at 19:02
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    @MichaelLiquori you can check out this app and it does what you ask for. hikmetcancelik.com/open-in-profile
    – Can Celik
    Commented May 16, 2020 at 10:42

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