My Google Chrome taskbar shortcuts were changed at some point and it has been driving me completely nuts trying to get them set up again! I’d unpin and re-pin, but any chrome taskbar shortcut would just open up the most recently used profile – not the one that I thought I had pinned to the taskbar. This feature is really nice if your work uses Google Apps and you don’t want work knowing about your top-secret anonymous blog!
I finally figured out what the problem is. Somehow one of the profiles became known to chrome as “Default”.
Here was the solution:
#1: Uninstall Chrome completely.
#2: Reinstall Chrome
#3: Open Chrome but DO NOT LOG IN!
#4: Click on the “Profile Switcher” button in the top right corner.
#5: Choose Add another person and go through the login. DO NOT Delete Person 1.
#6: When the separate Chrome instance opens for the person/profile you just added you will notice that it has the correct icon on the taskbar. Right click on the taskbar instance and choose “pin to taskbar”.
#7: To add additional taskbar shortcuts reopen Person 1 (the default profile – accessible through the Chrome Shortcut that was put on your desktop when Chrome was reinstalled) and then repeat steps 5 and 6.