Chrome for Windows CLI Options

If you thought there were a lot of options in chrome://flags, there a ton options available as command line switches. See for a list of the available switches.

If you’re using Google Chrome on Windows, it is pretty easy to launch Chrome with these command line options. This assume you are launching Chrome from your start menu, an icon pinned to your taskbar, or a shortcut you created somewhere else. Note: You must do this for each shortcut you use to launch Chrome.


  1. (taskbar only) Right-click on the Chrome icon
  2. Right-click on your shortcut, in this case "Google Chrome"
  3. Click on "Properties"
  4. In the "Target" field, move the cursor all the way to the right (past chrome.exe) and add the switches you want to use.

    For example, adding --ssl-version-min=tls1 disables SSLv3.0:ChromeWinCmdOpt