Launch Google Chrome & IE 10 in Metro Mode in Windows 8

Metro screen or the metro mode in Windows 8 has been fascinating many users. The metro screen has become prevalent which has made many App developers to bring out the metro version replacing the traditional versions in most of the applications. Similarly, many Web browsers have made Metro version in Windows 8. Here is the tutorial to activate and access it the web browser from the metro screen in metro mode. Launch Google Chrome & IE 10 in Metro Mode in Windows 8

Some of the Web browsers in Windows 8 with Metro version and their procedures to activate and access it are described below.

Internet Explorer 10

As we all know that Internet Explorer 10 has been installed on Windows 8 as the default browser. IE 10 provides two variants namely the desktop windows mode and Metro mode. You can enable only one mode at a time. To access IE 10 in metro mode, you have to make it as your default web browser if you have set any other browser as your default browser.

To begin with metro mode browsing, switch to metro start screen of your desktop and type default. A new windows appears consisting of Default Programs, click on it. You will find a new window. Next, click on Set your Default programs which is a first option. From the left sidebar of the list locate Internet Explorer and select it. Now, click on Select this program as default.

Now switch to start screen and you can see the icon of Internet Explorer has changed.

After completing all the steps, open Internet Explorer and you will find that it opens in Metro mode only. To get back to the traditional mode, you will have to remove it as a default browser.

Google Chrome

metro interface chrome

Like IE 10 Google Chrome also comes with two modes namely Desktop and Metro (Windows 8) mode. But, here you don’t require to set it as your default browser. The modes can be modified anytime when you want to.

Open Chrome Browser and click on Settings icon from the 3 horizontal bars present at the top-right corner which was wrench in previous versions. Next, click on Relaunch Chrome in Windows 8 Mode and browser will now restart in Metro mode.

To go back to your traditional Desktop mode, simply repeat the same procedure.

There is still no news about Metro app for Mozilla Firefox and Opera Web browser.

Upon following the steps above you can now set metro mode in your Windows 8 Web browser and enjoy the metro Apps too.


No comments yet.

Leave a Comment