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Tiles vs apps

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Win8 Pro

    Tiles vs apps


    Hi,

    I have Chrome installed on my desktop, and as a tile on the Start menu.

    My problem is that these two icons both open as 'different' instances of chrome, rather than realising the program is already open. Is this a feature of 8, or can I somehow force it to recognise that it shouldn't reopen the app?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 4
    Win8 Pro


    Is it ok to bump this just one time? I can't find the answer to this, and it feels strange that tile_Chrome opens a different program than desktop_Chrome...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    Win 7 Pro


    That's how it's supposed to work - because they are different programmes.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Win8 Pro


    I don't get that though.

    I like the desktop Chrome app, so I "pin" it to the start menu for easier access. I expect it to open the Desktop one, not the tablet-enhanced version of Chrome... I don't understand the two different programs!
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