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I have read that the dev build of Google Chrome can work in metro style in win 8 if it is the dev build, is the default browser, and is pinned to start. I did all that, and it is starting in desktop mode, even when I start it from the start menu. I am using version 24.0.1312.2 dev-m or Google Chrome and Windows 8 Pro. What can I do to make Chrome open as a Metro App?

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Current stable version of Chrome has a Metro version, upon installation you'll be prompted if you want it to be your default browser; agreeing to that will allow you to use its Metro interface. – Xandy Nov 6 '12 at 1:51
Are you sure it is set to default? Check out other browser's as well for default. – avirk Nov 6 '12 at 1:51
I do not use Chrome, but I noticed that there is a Chrome app available in the windows store. – Artium Nov 6 '12 at 1:57
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If Chrome's set to default and still doesn't launch in Metro mode, despite opening it from the Start Screen then you'll have to instruct Chrome to open in Windows 8 Mode.

To do this, Click on the Chrome menu and select "Relaunch in Windows 8 Mode"

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Works! I would like there to be a way to make it start in Windows 8 mode in the first place without having to do this, but it is still okay. – Markasoftware Nov 7 '12 at 3:04
Never mind. If you do this once it automatically opens in metro until you change it again. – Markasoftware Dec 20 '12 at 3:52

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