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Google Chrome will not stay in Desktop Mode

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Google Chrome will not stay in Desktop Mode


    Hi,

    I'm trying to set Chrome as my default browser and have it open in Desktop mode, but it always opens in Metro Mode if it's the default. I've tried the "Relaunch Chrome in the desktop" (lots of times), but it just beeps and stays in Metro mode. This used to work, but it suddenly changed a few weeks ago, and I simply can't work out how to get it back. I didn't change anything. (Windows or Chrome may have behind the scenes, but I didn't fiddle with any of the levers). Chrome just started launching in Metro mode one morning, and nothing I do will change that if it's the default.

    The only way I can open Chrome in Desktop Mode is to set IE as the the default browser. And that is most definitely not what I want. I'm a web dev, and love the Chrome dev tools, so want it as the default.

    To make things even more confusing, I've got 2 Win 8.1 machines side by side, and Chrome works exactly as I want on one of them, and not on the other. I've looked everywhere I can think of, and both systems are set up identically, from what I can see.

    Any ideas anyone? This is driving me nuts.

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Welcome to EightForums.

    See if this resolves your issue...

    Click Settings and then see below setting:

    Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode

    Click image for larger version

    You should see something like 'Desktop Mode'

    Hope this helps

    Regards,
    Jamie
    Last edited by Brink; 03 Dec 2013 at 16:37. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Yeah, I've tried this, lots of times. Chrome beeps then closes. When I launch it again, it's still in Metro mode.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by foreground View Post
    Yeah, I've tried this, lots of times. Chrome beeps then closes. When I launch it again, it's still in Metro mode.
    Not sure then as this has always been the fix for me
    Have you seen the registry fix? - Google Chrome Stuck in Windows 8 Mode ? How to Fix It
    This is not something i can vouch for though, i would recommend backing your registry up if you go down this route.

    Regards,
    Jamie
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hi Jamie, yep tried the Registry fix too. No go there either. Thanks tho.
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  6. #6


    hhmm, can't think of much more
    Sorry i can't be of more help.
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Google Chrome will not stay in Desktop Mode
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