As frequent readers will know, I recently triple-booted my new laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 as one of the host operating systems. However, Chrome has been acting up a bit. When I went to start Chrome from the launcher, it would instead start an icon called "Getting Started - Google Chrome" (other people have reported "New Tab" and "Chrome Settings" as their icon label of choice). If you pin this icon, Chrome does not start when clicked; if you pin the other, you'll always have two Chromes in your dock.

Fortunately, there's a way around it. After at least a half hour of various keyword attempts (involving "unity", "Ubuntu", "13.10", "Chrome two icons", etc.), I managed to find a post on AskUbuntu which had a solution.

I did notice, however, that the answerer's Chrome shortcut file was nothing like mine; not wanting to screw it up, I found out the main thrust of the solution.

gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop

Once this file is up, do a control+F for -stable and remove any occurrences (they should all be part of google-chrome-stable ). Save the file, remove all icons from the launcher, restart Chrome, and pin it. Boom! All working.

Update: You may need this command to keep the file from reverting:

sudo chattr +i /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop

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