Monday, June 24, 2013

Windows 8/Google Chrome: How do I toggle between Windows 8 and regular Google Chrome modes.

So I finally got a Windows 8 machine.  For all the talk about the flaw of Windows 8, I really like the interface.  It does work much better with a touch screen however.  So as I was playing around with my new Sony Vaio laptop and installing all of the software that I normally use, I noticed that my Google Chrome was opening up in full screen mode in a very Windows 8 type way.  I actually like the desktop version of Google Chrome.  That way I have the traditional taskbar below with my other programs that I run frequently.  So after noticing that Google Chrome was opening up in the Windows 8 mode, I decided to go and see what setting I might have changed so that I could get it back to the desktop mode. So if you are stuck like I was, then below are the instructions on getting the Google Chrome settings back.  You will be amazed at how simple it is.

1.  First click your "Settings" button in Google Chrome.

2.  Now all you have to do is click the fourth option down, "Relaunch Chrome on the desktop."

Just a two step process is all you need to get Google Chrome back to the desktop version within the Windows 8 environment.