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    Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode

    Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode
    How to Toggle Google Chrome Browser Between Desktop and Modern Windows 8 Mode
    Published by Brink is offline
    20 Nov 2012
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    How to Toggle Google Chrome Browser Between Desktop and Modern Windows 8 Mode


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    This tutorial will show you how to quickly toggle Google Chrome browser back and forth between using desktop or modern Windows 8 mode.

    When you switch back and forth between using desktop or Windows 8 (Metro) mode, all of your currently opened tabs in Google Chrome will remain intact.

    Note   Note
    When using Google Chrome Windows 8 (Metro) mode, Google Chrome is set as the default program. To have modern IE10/IE11 available on the Start screen again, you would have to set Internet Explorer back as the default program.


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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 or 3 below depending on what Chrome mode you currently are in.

    2. If Currently in Google Chrome Desktop Mode

    A) Click/tap on the Chrome menu Name:  Chrome_menu.png
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Size:  1.6 KB button, and click/tap on Relaunch Chrome in Windows 8 mode. (see screenshot below)

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    B) If Google Chrome is not already set as your default program, then you will have an Open with dialog open. Click/tap on Google Chrome.

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    C) When you switch to Chrome in modern Windows 8 mode, the desktop Chrome browser will be closed.

    3. If Currently in Google Chrome Modern Windows 8 Mode

    A) Click/tap on the Chrome menu Name:  Chrome_menu.png
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Size:  1.6 KB button, and click/tap on Relaunch Chrome on the desktop. (see screenshot below)

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    B) After you close the desktop Chrome browser, you may also wish to close the still open modern Chrome browser if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, but this does not allow to use both the modes at the same instinct of time like IE rite?
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    Hello Bagavan,

    Unfortunately yes. It's either or, but not both modes at the same time. Even if you have separate Chrome windows opened.
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    I also found out that When chrome windows 8 mode is enabled you wont be able to use IE 10 metro version
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    Nope. When using Chrome Windows 8 (Metro) mode, Chrome is set as the default program. To use IE 10 Metro, you would have to set Internet Explorer back as the default program.
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    how do you do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xraiderv1 View Post
    how do you do that?
    If you mean how to set IE10 as the default program, then you can click on the tutorial link in my post above. It'll help show you how to step by step.
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    that works, thank you.
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    You're welcome mate.
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    Thank you very much for useful article! I would never guess myself.
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