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How can Chrome be configured to respect the default behavior for Windows XP forms in Classic mode? Specifically, I'm asking about the minimize, restore and close icons in the upper right-hand corner of a window.
This question has been asked before (How can I make Google Chrome's minimize, restore and close buttons match those of other programs?), but it got closed after the OP upgraded his operating system. As he did before, I'm running Windows XP Service Pack 3 (up-to-date), and I'm still facing this issue.
I guess I'll edit this question, since apparently this is rocket science. The answer that everyone here is leaping to states "In Linux Chromium I have the option to "Use system title bar and borders" under Wrench->Settings. As is stated, it puts a system title bar above the tabs and has the system shrink/expand/close buttons. I'm not sure if windows chrome has the same option, but if it does it may be what you are looking for."
Well, guess what, Chrome Version 24.0.1312.57 m running under Windows XP doesn't have that option. Can someone actually read these questions before closing it as a dupe?