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Desktop version of Chrome?

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    Windows 8

    Desktop version of Chrome?


    So far, i am LOVING windows 8 and my new inspiron 15z, super fast and super powerful.

    One thing that has been bothering me though is that i really like to play windowed video games on the desktop (ex. minecraft) while listening to Pandora on chrome (my favorite browser). The only problem is that when i start playing the music on chrome and i go back to desktop, the music stops playing because chrome is a windows 8 app and it can't be used while you're in desktop .

    Does anyone know a way i could get a desktop version of chrome or if there is any other FAST and DECENT browser that will run in desktop?

    THANKSS!!!

    -Karim

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    I just went to the Chrome site, using iExplorer from the desktop, downloaded/installed Chrome on the desktop as usual. It works just as any other Chrome install I've ever done. How did you install Chrome? All fast and decent browsers will run on the desktop, including iExplorer.
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    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Problem appears to be resolved.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Karim, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In addition:

    Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode
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