for a information monitor i wanted to open different chromium windows on startup (The reason is because i use xdotool to switch between different websites and i dont get it to work if the Websites are in the same window (different tabs)) I wanted to use a basci code for startup:

@lxpanel --profile LXDE-pi
@pcmanfm --desktop --profile LXDE-pi
#@xscreensaver -no-splash
@chromium-browser --start-fullscreen --start-maximized https://www.faz.net
@chromium-browser --start-fullscreen --start-maximized https://google.com 

It works perfectly if i dont specify the website on the second chromium line. But if specify both so that i dont get one faz window and one empty window, it opens both in the same window and as two tabs. I dont know why it opens a new window if i dont specify the second website but puts it together if i specify it. Im lost right now so i hope you guys can help me

  • Where is the basic code located? What operating system do you use? Raspbian Buster?
    – Ingo
    Commented Apr 15, 2020 at 10:40
  • Looks like the OP has these commands in lxsession autostart.
    – Botspot
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 20:41

1 Answer 1


To open two chromium windows (and not have them "stick together" as 2 tabs in 1 window), simply add this to both commands in your lxsession autostart:


I found that command line flag by typing this:

chromium-browser --help

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.