didn't work :F The latest offline installer seems to be giving everyone (including me) a hard time, bitching about an installation error 0x80070057. An Google isnt giving links to older installers.
So im just going to either have to wait until Google fixes the installer, or revert back to my old friend Opera to avoid this taskbar issue.
Sorry to hear you're having so much trouble and that I couldn't help.
Just 3 or 4 days ago I started using Chrome, again, as Firefox, which I've been using for many years, seemed to be crashing quite a bit.
Not to put salt on an open wound, but, I don't see or have the issue you're having, Chrome is running extremely good.
Again, sorry my suggestions didn't work out for you,
I've actually never encountered this before, and I've been using chrome ever since it came out as chromium.
Maybe my latest format + installation of win 7 was not 100% successful ...
Anyway, thank you all for your help and suggestions.
Its just an extra useless icon on the taskbar :P I will learn to live with it
I have another suggestion,
Right click the pinned icon (original), select "Properties", then select the "Compatibility" tab, then check "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select Vista, then click "Apply", then "OK"
You could also try this;
With Chrome open, click on the wrench in the upper right hand corner, then click on "About Google Chrome". This will update to the latest version. Once the latest installed version is confirmed, unpin it, then pin it again.
Other than that, I'm pretty much out of ideas and I was unable to duplicate the issue on my machine.
I will keep looking to see if anything else comes along.
Let us know if that helped
I checked my chrome and it is up to date.
As for your first suggestion ... every compability mode other than Win 7 fixes the problem, but chrome doesn't load any pages. They just remain blank, with a greyish color.
I've also noticed that whenever I unpin and pin it back, the first time i launch it, it doesnt generate the second icon.
When I launch it the second time, it doesnt launch ... and the third time is when the second icon is created.
This is somewhat wierd. Never seen this type of behaviour before :/