Opening Chrome using Windows command-line

Here is a quick post about opening Chrome browser in Windows command-line. You may be wondering why you need this. This is very useful if you want to open a bunch of tabs in Chrome and pre-load them with your favorite URLs.

This is what you need to type in Windows command-line or a Windows batch script:

@echo off

echo OPEN SOME URLS...

echo Opening chrome
start "c:\program files (x86)\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe" "https://www.youtube.com"

I am not sure if you need the same thing but I am often have a need to pre-load a YouTube video to a specific time within that video. Here is how you can do this:

(1)

Let’s assume that the link for the YouTube video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49YvbcqjEiA

(2)

In order to position the video to a specific time position, you just need to append the following to that URL: &t=1m44s

(3)

Then you get the following links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49YvbcqjEiA&t=1m44s

This will position the video to 1 minute and 44 seconds.

(4)

Here is how you would do it in command-line or a batch script:

@echo off

echo OPEN SOME URLS...

echo Opening chrome
start "c:\program files (x86)\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe" "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49YvbcqjEiA&t=1m44s"

Thank you for reading.

Almir Mustafic