Google Chrome Now Includes A Windows 8 UI

Google Chrome Now Includes A Windows 8 UI

Google recently released Chrome version 32. On the surface, it’s just another browser update, but something major is lurking beneath the covers. By default, the Windows-based application runs in Desktop mode, but it also has Windows mode, which can be selected from the Chrome menu. If executed in Windows mode, all Chrome runs in full-screen mode with multiple windows replacing the Windows User Interface (UI) completely. Chrome even has it’s own taskbar reminiscent of ChromeOS. Essentially, running Chrome in this way allows the user to bypass Windows 8’s cumbersome interface (for the Chrome-enabled apps anyway). While this environment seems slightly immature, it does open the door for others to improve Windows 8’s less than fantastic UI.

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