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Hello all,

I've been trying to figure out how to launch Google Chrome in the background (hidden) but it doesn't seem possible. I've tried the following methods:

ShellExecute("C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe", "", "", "", @SW_HIDE)

Also I've tried:

ShellExecute(@ComSpec, "/c start chrome.exe","","",@SW_HIDE)

Lastly I tried:

RunWait('"'&@ProgramFilesDir&'\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --silent-launch',@ScriptDir)

 

But all of them launch my chrome browser without hiding it. Does anyone know a workaround for this or if AutoIT just can't Chrome? 

Bonus points if you know how to make it launch chrome hidden and make it go to https://www.autoitscript.com

 

Thank you,

Brian

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2 hours ago, Danp2 said:
$pid = Run("C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --silent-launch")

This seems to work ok for me.

For me, that just launches chrome but doesn't hide it. Also would you happen to know how to make it go to  https://www.autoitscript.com  after launching the hidden chrome browser?

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