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Change Chrome Settings

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Is there any way to change chrome settings from Auto-it.  I would like to change back and forth, between "Allow Site to show POP-ups" and "Do not Allow Site to show POP-up"?

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I know that in firefox there's this file prefs.js or whatever it is, that holds preferences such as that one, maybe for chrome there's something similar? Then it's a question of opening the file, read the line, compare to that, and change accordingly. :)


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Download the Google Chrome Group Policy Templates from here: https://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-templates

Look in ...\Policy_Templates\Windows\Examples\chrome.reg for settings to control a number of built-in Chrome settings for example:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome]
"DefaultPopupsSetting"=dword:00000001 - Disables all Popups(Requires Chrome restart I believe)
"DefaultPopupsSetting"=dword:00000002 - Enables all Popups (Requires Chrome restart I believe)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\PopupsAllowedForUrls]
"1"="https://www.example.com"
"2"="[*.]example.edu"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\PopupsBlockedForUrls]
"1"="https://www.example.com"
"2"="[*.]example.edu"

You can also use per user settings by using HKEY_CURRENT_USER in place of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

As Careca mentioned there is a %LocalAppData\Google\Chrome\UserData\Default\Preferences file that you can modify (its a json file) but I could never get the settings to change while Chrome was open, so used the registry settings.

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Thanks, Great info.  

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