Chrome will not launch when windows 8 mode selected.


  1. Posts : 3
    8.1
       #1

    Chrome will not launch when windows 8 mode selected.


    When you open Chrome and select re-launch in Windows 8 mode, it closes. It is then impossible to relaunch chrome unless you right click it and choose as run as admin.

    IUninstalling, rebooting, then reinstalling is the only thing that worked.
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,133
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
       #2

    Hello Tuck, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Does setting compatibility mode back to default instead allow Chrome to work normally again?

    Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 3
    8.1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    No, it did not work for me. I tried that before resorting to uninstalling, rebooting, then reinstalling Chrome.
      My Computer

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,133
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
       #4

    Interesting. Thank you for posting your findings.

    You might also see if anything below may work.

    Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode
      My Computers

  5. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,517
    Windows 10
       #5

    There's a few issues with this, one thing is that Chrome has to be your default browser.
      My Computer

  6. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,155
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #6

    Thought I'd try this and sure enough Chrome refuses to launch.

    Here is the steps needed to fix this:

    1. Open task manager and make sure there are no running instances of Chrome.
    2. Run regedit
    3. navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\Metro
    4. change launch_mode from 0 to 1

    Relaunch Chrome and it should be ok.
    Set it to default browser, close it.
    Relaunch again and it should still run.

    Original solution source: Google Groups
      My Computers

  7. Kesto's Avatar
    Posts : 86
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #7

    I wished win8 mode and desktop modd could work like it does on IE, no need to select "launch chrome in windows 8 mode" when set as default browser .
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 803
    10 Pro Preview x64
       #8

    Kesto said:
    I wished win8 mode and desktop modd could work like it does on IE, no need to select "launch chrome in windows 8 mode" when set as default browser .
    Am I missing something? IE doesn't launch in Metro mode any more does it? Which is presumably why chrome doesn't work in Metro mode either..
      My Computer

  9. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,155
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #9

    Google changed the way that worked from Metro mode to its own alternative desktop thing and its this newer iteration which isn't working.
      My Computers


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:34.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums