Launch TO before opening any Chrome windows

Loony Bin 9 years ago updated by Hunter Morgan 9 years ago 2
I have been trying to figure out a way to open my TO tree before opening Chrome itself (or at least a Chrome window). For me, that is simply easier since I always begin navigating to my tabs straight from TO anyway and always just close the first window that pops up when Chrome launches.

I know that TO can run without any Chrome windows open, so I thought there should be a way to just run it solo from the get-go. To figure this out I ended up running across these Chromium cmdline flags/switches and found one for launching extensions. So far, I have been successful in launching TO solo before Chrome, but I can only access the TO options page and not the actual tree.

In my case, the .exe path with flags looks like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --profile-directory="Profile 1" --app-id="eggkanocgddhmamlbiijnphhppkpkmkl"
where Profile 1 is the user I want to open Chrome as and eggkanocgddhmamlbiijnphhppkpkmkl is the TO app-id, found in C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Extensions (for Windows).

What I'd like to ask is:
1) Is there another, better way to accomplish this?
2) Can the json or js files be altered so that the app-id flag opens the tree view?
3) Could you add a button to the options page that opens the tree view? (not ideal, but probably easiest for you to implement)

...and since I'm not sure the app-ids are consistent across systems, I found the one for TO by going to Chrome options > Tools > Inspect devices > Extensions > Inspect (for TO) > Resources > any of the last 4 or so menus.

This is the Tabs Outliner Tree page url:
You can open it directly from shortcut for example
I've used "create application shortcuts..." to put icons on my taskbar, but I need one for each Chrome profile, which is less than ideal and also is another icon(or 2) on my taskbar., but works. I'd really like to have TO in the Apps menu/launcher. That does support multiple profiles.
Also, the open extension taskbar icons don't get picked up by windows to combine, so yeah. Having them in the Apps launcher would be pretty fantastic. Having the icon there instead of the main button bar in chrome would serve me much better.