Chrome prompting for custom protocol handlers every time after update

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world, and it is constantly being updated and improved. Many users find the updates convenient, but some are frustrated by the fact that Chrome prompts them to register a custom protocol handler each time it is updated.

A custom protocol handler is a type of software that is used to respond to requests from a web browser. It allows a web page to make requests to external applications. For example, if a user clicks on a link to a video file, the browser would use the protocol handler to launch the appropriate media player.

The problem is that Chrome can't remember previously registered protocol handlers, so it prompts the user to register them each time it is updated. This can be a nuisance for users who have a lot of custom protocol handlers installed.

Fortunately, there is a way to prevent Chrome from prompting for custom protocol handlers after each update. By disabling the feature in Chrome's settings, users can prevent this annoyance.

To do this, open Chrome, type \chrome://settings\ into the address bar, and press enter. From there, scroll down to the \Advanced\ section and click the \Content Settings\ button. From the content settings page, scroll down to the \Handlers\ section and toggle the \Allow sites to ask to become default handlers for protocols\ option to \Off\.

This setting will prevent Chrome from prompting the user to register custom protocol handlers every time it is updated. It also ensures that previously registered protocol handlers are not forgotten.

Although this feature can be useful for some users, it can be a nuisance for others. By disabling it, users can ensure that Chrome does not prompt for custom protocol handlers after each update.

Inquire Now

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Find your next full or part-time role here

ScaleDesk can either help you find your next full time gig or a part time side gig where you can create extra income!

Onboard with us once
Skip HR screening and go to the final interview with with only your resume and a video interview you never have to redo
Get paid electronically every month for the hours you work
We will be your reference even if you work for us once

IT Teams: Use ScaleDesk to augment your team

Schedule Demo