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Checkbox ''always open these types of apps'' is missing in a new version 0 Recommended Answers 16 Replies 90 Upvotes
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I've recently noticed there is no checkbox to always open any apps. Now I have to do it manually. Is there a way to fix this or was it really removed on Chrome 77? Who the hell asked for this to be removed and why? it's really annoying. I reinstalled Chrome but it's still not there, what led to this ? This is one of those that don't really help you using Chrome.
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Most of my main applications are triggered from links in my browser (Chrome). Now every time I click one of these links to trigger an external application I have to confirm it, like was said above. This happens hundreds of times a day and gets very annoying to confirm it each time.
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why you do dis google
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same prob, pls bring update for chrome
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This feature change is causing serious issues for our clients. We have RingCentral embedded into a CRM to allow point and click dialing. Now a user has to provide an additional mouse click to make a phone call from their browser. While this may not seem like much, if someone is making 100 phone calls a day and it takes an extra 3 seconds with the additional mouse clicks that is five wasted minutes a day not to mention the absolute annoyance.
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Why hasn't anyone from Google responded to this?
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      1. please bring update for chrome
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There are a couple of apps that I use at work frequently and I am constantly asked "Open xyz.exe?"

I only have the option to cancel or Open xyz.exe.  There used to be a checkbox to always allow.  Now it's gone and I have to click this question to confirm dozens of times per day.

Is there a flag that needs to be set, or??

Thanks!
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I noticed this change after resetting Chrome to its defaults, and for me it introduces a significant loss of usability.   Until Google provides a response, I have switched to Firefox, which continues to provide the checkbox.  Here are a couple of tips if you choose to do the same:
  • Chrome's dialog is within a tab, but Firefox's is in a separate window.  It is intuitive, but can get misplaced behind other windows if not dismissed immediately.
  • If you install Firefox to Windows, go to the about:config page and set security.enterprise_roots.enabled  to true.  With this setting,  Firefox will use the Windows certificate store just as Chrome does by default.
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does anyone have a work around for this yet? I have the same problem but not only does it add a click but it also gives people the ability to not run the EXE and i need them to from our CRM
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To those who don't enjoy this new feature:
PLEASE SEND FEEDBACK TO THE CHROME TEAM ABOUT THIS ISSUE VIA CHROME
  • To give feedback, just press ALT+SHIFT+i OR
  • Click the menu button (the three dots in the right top corner) > Help > Report an issue


In Chrome 76.0.3809.132 the 'Always open these types of links in the associated app' box is present.
In Chrome 77.0.3865.90 the 'Always open these types of links in the associated app' box is missing.
Furthermore, if you had previously checked the box, this particular setting is ignored after the upgrade.


As others have mentioned this is an incredibly important option to have, especially in an Enterprise environment.  While I understand the [in]security argument and sympathize with those who chant the "You could be exposed because Chrome opened some random URI/protocol handler" mantra, I think it's important to consider:
  • Chrome doesn't open handlers without expressed permission from the user operating the machine.
  • If the operator checked the box & forgot about it, that's not Chrome's fault.
  • If the operator left the machine unattended and someone else did it, that's also not Chrome's fault
  • It's extremely heavy handed to have a feature, and for such a long time too, then take it away without any sort of notice or equivalent workaround
There are plenty of intelligent user-friendly ways to handle this including but not limited to:
  • Always open these types of links from this website in the associated app
  • Allow an 'enhanced security' mode in Chrome that removes the check box along with a number of other changes to improve the security posture.
  • Adjust the process such that making this change requires more thought like displaying a warning banner or prompt to re-validate this setting once a month or quarter or N period of time.
Ok - I'm off my soap box. :)


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