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I want to run Chrome Canary in Windows 8 Mode. I know this has to do with setting it as the default browser, which I don't mind doing, but isn't an option within Chrome Canary. How can I launch it as a metro/"modern" ui app? Thank you.

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Control Panel > Default Programs > Set your default programs. Click on Google Chrome Canary and select "Set this program as default". Close and reopen the browser and wait. The Metro app should look like the desktop on Chromebooks.

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You can only run a browser in "metro" mode if it is set as default browser, this is a Windows 8 limitation. You have no choice here.

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Might also be worth explicitly pointing out that canary can never be the default browser –  Journeyman Geek Oct 21 '13 at 4:40

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