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This is a minor problem but it kind of annoys me because it used to work. When I set Google Chrome as the default browser on Windows 8 Professional 64-bit, it works as it should (with links opening in Google Chrome and everything), except Internet Explorer is coloured as the default browser. I find it weird because it only happens with Google Chrome. When I set another browser like Firefox as the default browser it colours it as the default browser like it's supposed to.

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This is IE with chrome - IE seems to be set as default yet in reality Google Chrome is

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Firefox Nightly with IE

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It all looks grey to me - could you add some screenshots - even if you don't have the rep to embed images directly give a link and someone will edit it in. You can screenshot the start screen by pressing the windows key and the printscreen key together, and looking in my pictures – Journeyman Geek Aug 17 '13 at 4:42
Okay so this is what it's like when Google Chrome is the default browser: And this is what it's like when Firefox Aurora is the default browser: Notice how Google Chrome doesn't change its icon like the others do, instead Internet Explorer does. – Kelyn Ferguson Aug 17 '13 at 4:59
OH. You're running the nightly. Does it do metro? – Journeyman Geek Aug 17 '13 at 5:15
I've edited in the images - feel free to edit any of the text I added in – Journeyman Geek Aug 17 '13 at 5:18
I tried getting the nightly to work with metro but it wouldn't work. Anyway, do you have any idea why the Chrome tile isn't changing to reflect its default status? I noticed that when I go into the chrome://settings/ page to make it the default browser, I get two Internet Explorers pop up to make default, and one of them corresponds to Chrome: (this is with Internet Explorer as the default, trying to change Chrome to default). Could this be related to my problem? – Kelyn Ferguson Aug 17 '13 at 5:28

You can only register 1 default app as modern Browser so only 1 icon is shown. In your second picture the Firefox is default browser so only the Firefox Metro Tile is shown.

The default new experience enabled desktop browser always appears as a square tile. Any secondary tiles belonging to the default new experience enabled desktop browser also appear with new user experience tile visuals.

MS explains this here:

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Yes, I know that. You don't understand. I have the Google Chrome browser set as default, yet the Internet Explorer tile is coloured as default. – Kelyn Ferguson Aug 17 '13 at 6:07
the second screen shows the desktop IE and the metro firefox (as default browser) – magicandre1981 Aug 17 '13 at 6:08
I'm talking about the first screen. The second one was only to show what is the expected behaviour (which happens with all browsers EXCEPT FOR Google Chrome). – Kelyn Ferguson Aug 17 '13 at 6:09
ok. File this as a bug in the Chromium bug tracker. – magicandre1981 Aug 17 '13 at 6:10
Okay, thank you :) – Kelyn Ferguson Aug 17 '13 at 6:11

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