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    Google Chrome Browser Windows 8.1


    Can anybody help me to remove the dark coloured screen that now comes up when chrome starts up. It only shows a few items in the bottom left corner that you have to click on to select the normal screen I am used to. Can this dark page be removed?

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    Win 8.1 64bit


    What version of Chrome ? I am running the Dev version and do not experience that issue.

    You may want to reset Chrome (Settings/Advanced/Reset) or completely uninstall/reinstall (you can save your data). I would recommend the latter.
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    Not seen this & I use Chrome (ver 38)
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    Hello torre & rfruth
    Thanks for quick reply to my problem. The Chrome update is 38.0.2125.111m on a W8.1 laptop. This looks like a splash screen that opens before the normal Chrome screens comes up, and when you close the page down it comes on again. I have checked other W8.1 laptops and it is the same. This new splash screen does not come up on my W7 PC's that are 38.0.2125.122m and 39.0.2171.62m 64bit. It looks like its added thing that Chrome has come up with on W8.1 systems. Before if you closed down Chrome it would come back to start screen or desk top, but not now. Is there anyway to remove it.
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    Win 8.1 64bit


    Are you launching Chrome from Metro ? That might be the problem.


    You may want to post this issue in the Chrome Forum.


    https://productforums.google.com/for...egories/chrome
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    Hello torre
    No Chrome is launching from my desktop. I will play a bit more with this issue or may be try the link you have provided.
    Thanks torre for your input.
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