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How do I select a default profile?
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I have 2 profiles in Chrome:
- One for school
- One for everything else

When I sign in with my school account (which is managed by my district) and make a profile for it, that one becomes the default. I tried logging in to my other account again but my school profile is still the default profile.
How can I make my main profile (the one that's not used for school) the default one?
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The "most recent" profile gets used when you open a new window, but there are subtleties.  There is no way to specify a persistent default profile, but there are two ways to control the profile when you open a new window.  
The first is to create shortcuts for each profile, so you know what you are opening by the shortcut chosen.  The second is to enable the option to choose the profile every time. 
 
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How can I input the option to choose my main profile every time?
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Having different profiles is very useful to me, but not having the ability to select a default profile is a problem. When I click on a link in an email, for instance, I want it to use my main profile every time, but it doesn't. It goes to the last profile I opened. even if I've closed down my other profiles.
It's one more thing to think about, that is to make sure I close my main profile last when shutting down my computer. I hope you fix this by making it possible to have a default profile. Until then, I may stop using profiles.
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This worked for me to create a "default" profile via the taskbar.
  1. Go into Chrome profile settings (where you'll find theme color/avatar picker: chrome://settings/manageProfile) for the profile you'd like to use as the default.
  2. Select "create desktop shortcut" at the bottom.
  3. Unpin and close all instances of Chrome on the taskbar.
  4. (Optional) Change the icon of the new desktop shortcut to the Chrome icon, without the profile avatar. You can find the stock Chrome icon in Program Files
  5. Right-click the new desktop shortcut and "pin to taskbar."
This will create a taskbar icon that opens a specific profile every time, effectively giving you a default profile (if you're like me and always open Chrome from the taskbar)! Unfortunately doesn't fix the link-opening issue.
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