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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: with the current Chrome version: 95.0.4638.69 (Official Build) (x86_64) (I tried the Intel build, but should work for M1 version as well) it's possibile open the link in a different PROFILE when the target 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.

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  • not working any more :( Aug 29 '16 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. Jan 12 '17 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. Oct 8 '17 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
    Apr 19 '19 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
    May 16 '20 at 10:42

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