FIX: Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons missing from Google Chrome. (Solved)

FIX: Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons missing from Google Chrome. (Solved)

Last updated on September 30th, 2020

In recent days, I have come across different computers missing the “Minimize, Maximize and Close” buttons from the top-right corner in Google Chrome, and as a result of that problem, users cannot be able to close, or to minimize and maximize, the Google Chrome window.

The problem of missing buttons in the Google Chrome browser is usually caused when a different theme is installed, (especially a Dark Theme), so I guess there may be a bug in Google Theme options.


This guide contains several ways to get back the Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons in Chrome browser.

How to FIX: Close, Minimize & Maximize buttons are Missing from Google Chrome.

Method 1. Open a New Chrome window.

A quick but temporary solution to restore the Chrome missing buttons in the upper right corner, is to open a

New Window (Ctrl+N),

or a

New Incognito window (Ctrl+Shift+N).


Method 2. End the Desktop Window Manager (DWM.EXE) process.

Another quick method, to restore the missing “Minimize, Maximize and Close”buttons in Chrome browser, is to terminate the DWM.EXE process. To do that:


1.

Press

Ctrl

+

Shift

+

Esc

to open the

Task Manager

.


2.

At Processes tab, find and then

right-click

at

Desktop Window Manager

process and select

End task. *


* Note:

In Windows 7 OS,

terminate

the

dwm.exe

process.


Method 3. Reset Google Chrome Theme to Default.

The final method to resolve (permanently) the “Close, Minimize and Maximize buttons missing” problem in Google Chrome, is to restore the Google default theme. To do that:


1.

From the Chrome

Menu



, choose

Settings.



2.

At

Appearance

options, click

Reset to default

.


That’s it! Which method worked for you?

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