I've been using Chrome for sometime. current ver: 23.0.1271.40 beta
Initially I used the On startup setting Open a specific page or set of pages. It worked fine for awhile then one day it stopped working and has not worked since.
I've tried all three options many times and they all produce the same result = Open the New Tab page. I disabled all extensions, but still no luck. I also cleared cache, cookies and history.
This problem is all over the bulletin boards, but I've not seen any solution.