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Google to run Chrome OS within Windows 8 'Metro' mode

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#1 Elhuyar

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:26 PM

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Google's latest developer version of its Chrome browser run within Windows 8's "Metro" mode as a full screen app and looks very similar to Chrome OS.

 

There's a shelf with Chrome, Gmail, Google, Docs, and YouTube icons that can be arranged at the bottom, left, or right of the screen. Like Chrome OS, you can create multiple browser windows and arrange them using a snap to the left or right of the display or fullscreen modes. An app launcher is also available in the lower left-hand corner.

 

Source: Verge



#2 Villain

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:58 PM

Oh that is nice.... now if only you had a way to boot directly in to this.



#3 Shaun of the Seven

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:51 AM

Looks good but will it be useful? I mean we already have a desktop mode with a taskbar and Chrome.



#4 Borix

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:55 AM

Cool!

Immersive/fullscreen mode biting MS in the a$$ :)



#5 Frylock86

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:23 PM

Microsoft should be blocking this. Technically, it's a Trojan.



#6 RUY

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:42 AM

Oh that is nice.... now if only you had a way to boot directly in to this.

you can use it by using kiosk mode of windows 8.1



#7 FalseAgent

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:03 PM

Cool!

Immersive/fullscreen mode biting MS in the a$$ :)

Lots of Windows programs have already 'bite MS in the a$$'...just look at the entire Adobe Creative Suite collection. Completely non-standard Windows UI. iTunes. Spotify. Even Microsoft's own programs are culprits sometimes. This isn't anything new.

 

On topic, actually I think this is kinda great but Chrome should at least respect Windows' DPI scaling!



#8 K.L.Devine

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:07 PM

So it's Chrome running inside fullscreen Chrome!



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