Windows 10: Google’s Chrome app launcher says bye bye to Windows, Linux, Mac deskt


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    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) .48
       24 Mar 2016 #1

    Google’s Chrome app launcher says bye bye to Windows, Linux, Mac deskt


    While Microsoft is currently working to bring extensions to its still barebones Edge browser on Windows 10, Google plans to streamline its Chrome browser in the coming months. The company announced yesterday that it will soon get rid of its Chrome app launcher on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux as it found that users “prefer to launch their apps from within Chrome”.

    If you’re not familiar with it, the Chrome app launcher automatically installs as soon as you install a Chrome app from the Chrome web store (Chrome apps are glorified web apps that try to deliver an experience comparable to a native app). The Chrome app launcher uses a Start menu-like UI, and while it perfectly makes sense on Chrome OS as these are the only kind of apps that the OS can run, the launcher never made a lot of sense on other desktop operating systems.
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    Googles Chrome app launcher says bye bye to Windows, Linux, Mac desktops in July
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  2.    24 Mar 2016 #1

    I am a chrome user and have 30-40 extension (apps) I use all the time. But I don't have a clue what the author is talking about. So I guess I will not miss it LOL
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  3.    24 Mar 2016 #2

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    I am a chrome user and have 30-40 extension (apps) I use all the time. But I don't have a clue what the author is talking about. So I guess I will not miss it LOL
    Neither do I.. just a wall of text.
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    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) .48
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       24 Mar 2016 #3

    I don't use Chrome at all
    But thought it was well worth posting in case anyone did use it that way
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  5.    24 Mar 2016 #4

    Its like the Start Menu, but for Chrome apps

    you click the app launcher and it shows all your apps, click one and chrome opens the app up

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    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       24 Mar 2016 #5

    I use it all the time, it's such a timesaver. I'll have to find a replacement
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  7.    24 Mar 2016 #6

    Sounds like the app launcher on OSX. . .really like app launcher will have to give this a try. . .
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  8.    25 Mar 2016 #7

    Very seldom I use Chrome, so it will not affect me. Hope those that use it find a work around.
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       25 Mar 2016 #8

    7 Stacks seems to work on W10 although you don't get the nice transparency you get on W7. http://alastria.com/software/7stacks/
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  •    25 Mar 2016 #9

    kado897 said: View Post
    7 Stacks seems to work on W10 although you don't get the nice transparency you get on W7. http://alastria.com/software/7stacks/
    Thanks for the tip.. I'll check this out later on today.
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