What’s new in Google Chrome on Windows 8?

Google recently launched Chrome web browser for Windows 8 users. Have you got it? If not, it’s worth a try. However, when you use it for the first time, you may find some unfamiliar things in the interface. Never mind, all old options are there, you only need to familiarize yourself which once done, you are going to love it.

Can’t find close button?

Yes, you must have noticed that in most of the applications on Windows 8, you can’t find the close button. It may be because Microsoft wants to encourage people to let apps run in the background when switched to something different, and when you want them back you can switch fast. How to switch? Simply take your mouse pointer to the top left corner of your screen, you will find all open apps there. Alternatively, you can press ALT and Tab keys together and then only Tab key to switch. But what to do when you want to close the Google Chrome?

Like any other application in Windows 8, you can drag the top Title Bar to the bottom of your screen to close the window. You can do the same with Chrome window also. Still not satisfied? Want that close button back? Well, you can do that too. Go to Settings Tab in the Chrome Window, you can find it in the top right corner right beside the address bar. Can you spot an icon with three horizontal parallel lines? That’s the Settings Tab. Click it to open the drop down, and then click “Relaunch Chrome on the Desktop”. You will notice that Chrome has restarted with its Close button restored in the position.

relaunch google chrome on windows8

How to switch between Chrome native browser window and the Incognito window?

As you open the Incognito Window in Chrome, you will notice a new icon at the top right corner of your browser window.

Now you can click on those square shapes one by one to switch between the native and incognito windows.

Want to Pin a website bookmark on the Start Screen of Windows 8?

Open a web page and go to the Settings > Bookmarks and then click ‘Pin this to Start Screen’, give it a name and you are done. Want to change the picture and customize it? Read our previous blog on the topic.

How to Pin a bookmark to Task Bar or to Desktop from Google Chrome in Windows 8?

Go to Settings > More Tools and then click ‘Create application shortcuts’, a new pop up opens up. Click OK and you are done.

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