07/04/2012 21265 views

I've created a custom master_preferences file and can deploy it with the MSI install without issue.  The problem is that I can't seem to skip the first run Google "Sign In" page.  If I click on the "Skip sign in", close Chrome and open Chrome again - I can see all my customisations.

Here is my master_preferences file:




    "homepage" : "http://Intranet/Pages/Home.aspx",
    "homepage_is_newtabpage" : false,
    "browser" : {
        "show_home_button" : true,
        "check_default_browser" : false,
        "window_placement": {
              "bottom": 1000,
              "left": 10,
              "maximized": true,
              "right": 904,
              "top": 10,
              "work_area_bottom": 1010,
              "work_area_left": 0,
              "work_area_right": 1680,
              "work_area_top": 0
    "bookmark_bar" : {
        "show_on_all_tabs" : true
    "distribution" : {
        "skip_first_run_ui" : true,
        "show_welcome_page" : false,
        "import_search_engine" : false,
        "import_history" : false,
        "create_all_shortcuts" : false,
        "do_not_launch_chrome" : true,
        "make_chrome_default" : false

Can anyone point to wait I have missed or misconfigured?







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Community Chosen Answer


For XP:

Create a file under "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data" and name it "First Run" without the quotes.

Guess for Win7 it would be something like: "USERPROFILE\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data"

Answered 07/04/2012 by: andemats
Second Degree Black Belt

  • I was hoping I could avoid having to do that. Thanks.
  • When I added the First Run file in, it does bypass the Sign In page, but it also did not import customisations from my master_preferences file.
  • Ah, ok. Been a while since I did my last Chrome package.
    I would give it a go, but the current customer won't let me download executables from the Internet.

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Chrome can be controlled via Group Policy, but I'm not sure if that's something you can suppress:


Answered 07/05/2012 by: chucksteel
Red Belt

  • You can suppress the first sign in page using the ADM templates mentioned above.