04/12/12How to Fix Google Chrome3/8kv5r.com/articles/win/fix-google-chrome.asp
You will have to do this again each time Google updates chrome andreplaces chrome.dll, so save these instructions in a handy text file.Also in Chrome, set your homepage to New Tab (Wrench, Settings, OnStartup, Open the New Tab page). Otherwise, after your mod, it will simplyload it twice upon start-up.The only useful thing (IMO) on the New Tab page is Recently Closed Tabs.To restore that handy functionality, install an extension calledRecentlyClosed Tabs.
Problem 2: You Can’t Make Chrome Put ItsCache Elsewhere (Oh yes you can!)
ou just installed a brand-spanking-new solid-state drive, and you’ve readthat you should try to move temp and cache files off to a hard drive (seealso: mySSD Migrationpage). All browsers except Chrome allow you to do thisfrom within the browser. But I found a way—in fact, I found
1. Put DiskCacheDir or UserDataDir in the Registry
This easy method will move the cache location to a folder of your choice. Therest of the user profile stuff will stay where it is by default.Run regedit and open up the tree to
. If not there, createit:Right-click Policies and click New and Key. Name it Google.Right-click Google and click New and Key. Name it Chrome.Click Chrome. Right-click in the right side of the screen and click New,String Value, and name it DiskCacheDir.Double-click DiskCacheDir and put in location desired. I used
. You may be tempted to use an Expandable StringValue and put like H:\temp\Chrome\%HOMEPATH% in there—I tried it(many ways) and it just won’t work. Apparently, Chrome expects aREG_SZ data type, not a REG_EXPAND_SZ.But fascist Google Update will delete it at the next update! To stop thisNazi Google behavior:Right-click that Google key you made under Policy and choosePermissions. Notice that SYSTEM and Administrators have Full Control,and they are all grayed out, because they are Inherited.Click Advanced. Uncheck “Include Inheritable Permissions…” and clickRemove on the warning box that pops up. Now all permissions are