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empty-chrome is a way to open a chrome driver version of chrome. This allows us to open a version of chrome that is empty with no extensions or profiles.


A lot of times developers use extensions when using chrome. This sometimes causes sites to render improperly.

This is better than incognito mode, because incognito mode can still run extensions.

Instead of creating a whole new profile we can use empty-chrome to give us a clean chrome experience.

How to use

First you must have chrome installed on your computer.

npm install -g empty-chrome

NOTE: On Linux you may have to use sudo to install

To Run:

empty-chrome --url http://localhost