Problem with Google Chrome in Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by de666vill, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. de666vill

    de666vill MDL Novice

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    Hi.
    The problem is that if Google Chrome is set as default web browser then I can't pin it to start menu because then it only opens up as metro application instead of in desktop.
    However if I set Internet Explorer as default browser then it works fine.

    I tried to pin chrome.exe to start menu and it "works" until I restart the system, then it automatically switches to metro shortcut or just disappears completely.

    Is there any way to solve this?
     
  2. pawanyadav

    pawanyadav MDL Novice

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    I am using chrome and its automatically pinned to taskbar and metro tiles
     
  3. de666vill

    de666vill MDL Novice

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    but does it open in fullscreen metro mode when you open it from the tile? that's my problem. i want it to open in desktop mode from the tile.
     
  4. Sparky51

    Sparky51 MDL Novice

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    working for me 100% and pin to the taskbar also
     
  5. de666vill

    de666vill MDL Novice

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    #5 de666vill, Aug 20, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2012
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    :[ I guess my post is not clear at all.
    I'll use pictures.

    1) When Chrome is set as default browser the tile looks like this:
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    and when you click on the tile it goes to this: ( = metro fullscreen mode)
    20_08_2012__14_41_47.jpg metrochrome.jpg

    2) When Chrome is not set as default browser the tile looks like this: (different background)
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    and when you click on it, it goes to desktop chrome (the regular one)
    regular.jpg

    The question is: How do I keep Chrome as default browser and keep the second tile, so it goes to desktop and not metro?
     
  6. buksnatata

    buksnatata MDL Member

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    Man just use ie10 until google release official version import bookmarks from chrome, I'm using ie10 and it works really good full hardware acceleration.
     
  7. de666vill

    de666vill MDL Novice

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    I have no problems using Chrome, it's just that if there's no workaround to this then the shortcut in start menu is useless.
     
  8. buksnatata

    buksnatata MDL Member

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    I don't have it too but still ie10 works faster then chrome in windows 8 just test it. BTW. just reinstall chrome and then when you get shortcut to desktop drag it to taskbar.
     
  9. mget

    mget MDL Novice

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    Launching Chrome from metro will give you the full screen version if you have Chrome as default browser, however you can launch Chrome from your desktop and u will get the normal old Chrome window
     
  10. de666vill

    de666vill MDL Novice

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    Alright. That's kinda lame though. If it's a sign of things to come and more apps go metro in the future then that whole interface is going to be useless for me and either my taskbar or my desktop is going to be full of shortcuts.
     
  11. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    why would you want a metro start menu tile for chrome anyway? it's not like you are going to stay on the metro start menu and use chrome at the same time? are you? :confused:
     
  12. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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  13. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    @ jayblok mine works one chrome shortcut for metro and one for desktop in start menu
    i.m using latest stable version
     
  14. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    you mean you have a shortcut for each? one for metro chrome and one for desktop chrome?:confused:
     
  15. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    yes look @ my screenshot 2 post above :)
     
  16. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    i only see the one chrome metro tile? you mean you have one metro tile for metro chrome but when you click on it it opens the desktop chrome,right?? :confused::D
     
  17. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    #18 Espionage724, Aug 20, 2012
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    1. Install Google Chrome (I used Stable)
    2. Unpin any Start links to Google Chrome in Metro
    3. Go to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    4. Delete any reference to Google Chrome in there
    5. Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    6. Create a folder called Google Chrome
    7. Go to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application
    8. Create a shortcut of chrome.exe
    9. Put the chrome.exe shortcut in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Google Chrome
    10. Go to All Apps in Metro
    11. Pin Google Chrome to Start
    12. Profit

    You can also rename the shortcut to Google Chrome
     
  18. palbertsma

    palbertsma MDL Member

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    I did it in this way:

    1. I installed Chrome and set it as standard browser.
    2. Automatically there is a shortcut placed on the start screen as a tile with a dark background: this starts Chrome as a Metro app.
    3. As I use Classic Start Menu I went in that menu to Chrome, right-clicked on it and choose for Attach to Start.
    4. Now there is also a shortcut placed on the start screen as a tile, but now it has the normal background: this starts Chrome on the desktop.
     
  19. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    #20 Jessica Alba, Aug 20, 2012
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    i have 2 google chrome tiles, one i click opens metro chrome another one i click opens desktop chrome