How to make Chrome and Edge always open in full screen

Learn how to make Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge always open in full screen or maximized on Windows 10 and 11 with this step-by-step tutorial.

Steps

1. Locate the shortcut you use to open your web browser. The shortcut can be in the taskbar, on your desktop, or in the Start menu.

2. Right-click on your web browser's shortcut and then click on Properties.

If you open your web browser from the taskbar, then right-click on the browser's taskbar icon, right-click on the browser's name in the menu that appears, and then click on Properties.

Open web browser properties from the taskbar

If you open your web browser from the Windows start menu, then right-click on your browser's icon and name > Open file location or More > Open file location. File Explorer will open and here you right-click on the shortcut > Properties.

Open web browser properties from the start menu
Open web browser properties from the start menu

A “Properties” window will appear.

3. Add --start-fullscreen to the end of the path in the Target field. Add a space between the path and --start-fullscreen (e.g., "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --start-fullscreen).

Make your web browser always open in full screen

Or if you want your web browser to always open maximized, then click on the selection menu button at Run and select Maximized.

Make your web browser always open maximized

4. Click on Apply button at the bottom of the “Properties” window.

5. Click on the OK button.

Your web browser will, from now on, always open in full screen or maximized.

If you use other shortcuts to open your web browser, you will also need to edit them.

You can undo this change by editing the shortcut and removing the --start-fullscreen text you've added.