How to Fix ‘Chrome Continue Use’ not Working

Google’s Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers due to its immaculate browsing speeds and easy to use interface. The browser contains numerous features that the users love and these features provide for an even better experience with browsing. However, quite recently a lot of reports have been coming in where users have been complaining about the “Continue Use” Feature not working properly.

Continue Where You Left Off feature Chrome

According to reports, the browser sometimes doesn’t continue from the last few tabs that were opened and tends to open just one tab. In this article, we will discuss some of the reasons due to which this might be happening and also provide viable solutions to fix this issue completely. Make sure to follow the article carefully and accurately to avoid conflict.

What Prevents the Continue Use Feature From Working Properly?

After receiving numerous reports from multiple users, we decided to investigate the issue and came up with some solutions that fixed it for most of our users. Also, we looked into the reasons due to which this error was being triggered and listed them as follows.

  • Profile: It is possible that the profile which you are using might not be working properly due to which this error is being triggered. In some cases, old profiles can be corrupted due to which certain features can stop working correctly.
  • Unconfigured Settings: There are certain Flags that need to be enabled and also some other common settings that should be enabled in order for the Continue feature to work properly.
  • Chrome Web Apps: If you are using certain Chrome Web Apps that are opened in one tab of the browser that is separate from another instance, it is possible that the browser might be facing issues with recognizing the last opened tabs.

Now that you have a basic understanding of the nature of the problem, we will move on towards the solutions. Make sure to implement these in the specific order in which they are presented to avoid conflict.

Solution 1: Reconfiguring Settings

There are a few settings that need to be configured properly. Therefore, in this step, we will be checking to see if the fast unload flag is disabled. For that:

  1. Open Chrome and launch a new tab.
  2. Type in “chrome://flags” in the address bar.
    Typing in “Chrome://Flags” and pressing “Enter”
  3. Search for the “Enable Fast Unload” flag and set it to disabled.
  4. If it isn’t present, don’t worry as it has been removed in some versions of Chrome.

Solution 2: Closing Web Apps

If you are using certain Web apps with Chrome, it is highly recommended that whenever you are closing Chrome, close the Web apps first and terminate the browser at the last. This way Chrome can properly estimate the tabs that you want to be opened at startup.

Solution 3: Reinstalling Chrome

In this step, we will be reinstalling Chrome completely but be assured that all the settings and configuration will be kept and nothing will be deleted. In order to do that:

  1. Press “Windows” + “R” to open the Run prompt.
  2. Type in the following address and press “Enter” to navigate to the indicated folder.
    C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
    Typing in the Address in the Run prompt.
  3. Now if you only have one profile it will be named “Default“, if you have more than one they will be named “Profile 1″, “Profile 2″ and so on.
  4. Copy the profiles to a safe folder on the computer.
    Copying the profile
  5. Press “Windows” + “R” to open the Run prompt and type in “Control Panel“.
    Typing in “Control Panel” and press “Enter” from the list.
  6. Click on “Uninstall a Program” and select  “Google Chrome“.
    Selecting the “Uninstall a Program” Option
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall it completely.
  8. Download and install Google Chrome again.
  9. Navigate back to the folder indicated in step 2.
  10. Copy and paste the profile/profiles from step 3 back to the folder and select “Replace all Files” in the prompt.
  11. Open Chrome and all the user data will be safe.
  12. Check to see if the Continue Use feature works properly.
Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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