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annoying newb question: how do I get google chrome to...

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    annoying newb question: how do I get google chrome to...


    open on my desktop? It used to just open like normal on my desktop, which was great because I could have a youtube video or something running while I was using photoshop on the other side of the screen or whatever.

    But yesterday....
    I was typing something rather frantically and something happened which made my google chrome open as like a separate app.

    Like, when I have Chrome open, I can't see what time it is or any of that other stuff that you can normally see in the bottom right corner.

    It must be an easy fix, since accidentally clicking something while I was typing a message on a forum caused it to open this way instead of on my desktop. There must be something I can just click to fix it. But what?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    hi, i think maybe ,if you are opening it via the start icon ,right click on the icon and you should be able to choose open on desktop
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    Quote Originally Posted by rachel View Post
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    It must be an easy fix, since accidentally clicking something while I was typing a message on a forum caused it to open this way instead of on my desktop. There must be something I can just click to fix it. But what?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Go to the Chrome menu and try selecting "Relaunch Chrome in Windows 8 Mode."
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    Hello Rachel. Welcome to EightForums.

    I don't normally use Chrome but just installed it to test your issue. It seems there is a little icon in the top right corner of the browser that sets the default browser UI - either Windows 8 mode or relaunch Chrome on the desktop. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rachel View Post
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    It must be an easy fix, since accidentally clicking something while I was typing a message on a forum caused it to open this way instead of on my desktop. There must be something I can just click to fix it. But what?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Go to the Chrome menu and try selecting "Relaunch Chrome in Windows 8 Mode."
    Where is this menu? Sorry, I'm finding it pretty difficult to do much of anything in windows 8. lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Hello Rachel. Welcome to EightForums.

    I don't normally use Chrome but just installed it to test your issue. It seems there is a little icon in the top right corner of the browser that sets the default browser UI - either Windows 8 mode or relaunch Chrome on the desktop. Hope this helps.

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    A picture! How wonderful. Let me try that.
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    Oh my gosh! I knew it must be easy. Thank you both for your help! I was going crazyyyy not having everything on the same screen. THANK YOU!!! <33333333333333333333333333333333333333
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    Cute. And, you are very welcome.
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