How to Relaunch Chrome on Desktop from Windows 8 Mode and Vice Versa

by Venkat eswarlu on September 23, 2012

in Google Chrome

Internet Explorer in Windows 8 Mode allows to launch the same page on desktop from its Page Tools icon with “View on Desktop” option, but IE 10 on desktop doesn’t offer the menu item to switch to Modern IE from within, something that Google has worked on it yes! Chrome’s Windows 8 app now allows to “relaunch Chrome on the desktop” from HotDogs icon in Windows 8 mode and similarly Chrome on desktop allows to “relaunch Chrome in Windows 8 mode” from Settings icon.

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Switching between Chrome’s Windows 8 and Desktop Modes

The Relaunch menu item which Google added to settings menu of both Windows 8 and desktop versions of Chrome makes switching between the two Worlds easy.

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Set Chrome as default browser after installation to access in Windows 8 Mode

When you perform clean install of  Chrome in Windows 8, once the installation is finished Chrome asks you to choose the your default browser from IE and Chrome, if you select Chrome as default browser then only you can access chrome in Windows 8 mode.

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Matthew Wilkes November 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

There seems to be a problem a number of people are experiencing in Chrome 23 where you cannot switch back to Desktop Mode. This can be fixed by going into Regedit, navigating to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\Metro” and changing the key in there to “0″ instead of “1″.

Hope this helps anyone who got stuck with this like I did. Not sure if this solution has been posted anywhere yet so tell your friends!

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Gerardo Melendrez November 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Well, actually it didn’t work for me. What worked for me, for some reason, is opening Chrome as an Administrator… still looking for a permanent fix. Thanks.

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Lucas December 21, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Thanks Gerardo, opening Chrome as Admin solves the problem!

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