Disable Chrome Metro in Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by farooqk, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. farooqk

    farooqk MDL Novice

    Aug 4, 2012
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    If you install Chrome on Windows 8 and haven't set it as the default browser it works just fine.

    But if you set it as your default browser the Chrome shortcut in the start menu will open a Metro app.

    Here's how to disable the metro version.

    [video=youtube;yLLVK6yEQ1c][/video]
     
  2. Dhalmel

    Dhalmel MDL Novice

    Jan 28, 2011
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    Pin to taskbar and it will open to the desktop instead
     
  3. petersaints

    petersaints MDL Novice

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    And what if I want to have it on the Start Screen as a shortcut to the Desktop? This is really annoying... especially because apparently the Chrome version doesn't even share the profile as the desktop version.
     
  4. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    I had a real hard time with this, but I pretty much got rid of anything mentioning Google Chrome in both the main and own Startmenu folders, and then left a custom shortcut to chrome.exe on the main startmenu, and then pinned it to start.
     
  5. Laymain

    Laymain MDL Novice

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    If you want to "UnMetro" Google Chrome
    laymain.com/files/UnMetroGoogleChrome.reg
     
  6. vicente.bissoli

    vicente.bissoli MDL Novice

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    i just created a chrome new shortcut in the desktop and clicked "place to start menu". Then it will always start in desktop mode.
     
  7. e500

    e500 MDL Novice

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    Use that option to switch between metro and desktop mode chrome.

    EDIT:
    Sorry for posting here, I didn't notice how old this thread was
     
  8. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    Yeah, in the past there was no such setting.

    As an alternative; if you disable UAC, Chrome automatically starts in Desktop-mode. Downside may be is that no Metro apps (aside from Immersive CP and maybe Store) work.