Double Google Chrome icon on the taskbar [QUICK FIX]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Double Google Chrome icons on taskbar

Some users have reported having a double Google Chrome icons on their Windows 10 taskbar. This can become extremely frustrating in time, as the space available in the taskbar is limited.

Here’s how one user described the issue on Microsoft Answers forums:

Double Google Chrome icon on the taskbar. I’ve tried to unpin the first one on the left, and then pin the new one on the right, but I can’t pin that one because there is no option to pin it. If you can, please help me!

For these reasons, in this article, we will explore some of the best proven methods to solve this issue and clear your taskbar from any unwanted icons. Read on to find out how to do it.

What to do if Chrome opens a second icon on Taskbar?

1. Pin Chrome to your taskbar using File Manager

  1. Open up File Manager and copy paste this location in your explorer: C:\Users\your username here\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
  2. Inside that folder, you will see a folder with a shortcut to Google Chrome.
  3. Launch Chrome from that shortcut and pin it to your explorer google chrome - double chrome icon on taskbar

Note: In case this method doesn’t work (you can’t see any folders in that location), please follow the next methods.

2. Try a different browser

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3. Unpin the second Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome like you normally would.
  2. Observe which of the two pinned Chrome icons from your taskbar looks activated.
  3. Unpin the icon that’s not active by clicking on it and selecting ‘Unpin from taskbar‘.unpinning Chrome from taskbar - double Chrome icons on taskbar
  4. Right-click on the other icon -> select ‘Pin to taskbar‘.

4. Create a Google Chrome shortcut from Start Menu

  1. Right-click on each of the Chrome icons and select ‘Unpin from taskbar‘ (see image above).
  2. Click on Start menu, and search for Google Chrome.Chrome in Start menu - Double Chrome icons on taskbar
  3. Drag-and-drop Google Chrome to your Desktop.
  4. Double-click the shortcut from your Desktop to open Chrome.
  5. Right-click the Chrome icon, and select ‘Pin it to Taskbar‘.pinning Chrome to taskbar - double Chrome icons in taskbar

In this article, we explored the best proven methods to solve having two Google Chrome icons on your taskbar. Please follow the methods presented in this article in the order that they were written to avoid any other issues.

Please feel free to let us know if this guide helped you solve your problem by using the comment section found below.