How to remove user menu from Chrome as avatar menu flag no longer exists. We’ve said Chromium team has removed the Enable Avatar menu flag from Chrome browser, you can notice this in v44 beta. If you’re a single user use the Chrome browser then that profile menu is not necessary, here is how to disable that now in Chrome 44 (which is currently in beta). This — How to remove the ‘You’ User Menu from Chrome? –No longer works.

Disabling  User menu in Chrome 44

1. Exit from Chrome browser.

2. Right click on its desktop shortcut and select ‘Properties’

3. In the target field, after Chrome.exe add the below switch after giving space and click ‘Apply’


Tip: You better pin that shortcut to taskbar to launch it quickly. Hold ‘Ctrl’ button, right click on the shortcut and select ‘Pin to taskbar’.

4. If you launch Chrome from taskbar, ensure this: right click on Chrome icon on taskbar, hover over Chrome, right click on it >Properties and check there is the switch we’ve added in target field.

UPDATE: Whole Target field in the Properties dialog should be as below (could be different if you’re using 64-bit Windows)

"C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --disable-new-avatar-menu

We’ve tested and it worked, let us know if you’ve any doubts in the comments.

UPDATE 1: I am glad that through this post I’d helped you in removing the avatar menu, that worked for a short period of time, it no longer works now as Google has already removed the relating flags. Check this comment from Google employee.