Get chrome to prompt for restart after update

William Scott Lockwood III scott at
Thu Apr 10 15:23:47 UTC 2014

On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
> On 10 April 2014 15:49, Wes James <comptekki at> wrote:
>> In the past I've noticed once that after a chrome update at some point
>> (settings menu ?) it had a prompt to update.  How do I get it to do that so
>> I get all my chrome windows back. Otherwise I need to log out then log back
>> in to get all the windows I had open.  Any other ideas how to do this?
> I've only seen it do that on Windows. On Ubuntu it gets updated with
> the rest of the system via apt-get. To restart it, just close all
> windows, wait a few seconds, then restart. If you're not sure, watch
> `top` until it disappears from the list.

I have seen this, and I solved it by killing all Evolution processes,
as it was the only thing hanging for me. You could do something
similar for Chrome. Here's the script I wrote:

ps aux | grep evolution | grep -v grep | cut -d ' ' -f2 | kill -9 $(cat $1)

You could replace 'evolution' with the name of your chrome binary (for
example, I use chromium).

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