How to Start Google Chrome in a New Instance?

By Xah Lee. Date:

How to start Google Chrome in a new instance?

on linux, in terminal, use this option --user-data-dir.


google-chrome --user-data-dir=/home/joe/.config/google-chrome-jane2 &

note: don't start the path with ~/, because it won't expand to home directory.

by default, the user directory is ~/.config/google-chrome