Recently Google tested out metro style version of its popular Chrome web browser for Windows 8 operating system. 

In this post I am going to show you

  • How to download and install Google Chrome Metro Style browser in Windows 8
  • How to set Chrome as the default browser to unlock its metro features.

Metro style chrome browser is still in development mode. Therefore it cannot be downloaded in the regular Chrome browser download page. Use this special link to get it .Once you finish installing it, you will notice that short cut is added to the Start screen as well as desktop. However, both short cuts will take you to the normal desktop version.

Step by step video tutorial will show you exactly what need to be done.

You will require simple trick to add metro style to it. You need to make it as the default browser. Normally when you start Google chrome it will ask the question whether you want to make it as the default browser or not. Click it to make chrome as the default browser. But it might not enough.

How to set Chrome as the default browser to unlock its metro features.

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Click Programs
  • Click Default programs
  • Click Set you default programs
  • Select Google Chrome
  • Click Set this as default program

Now you should be able to enjoy the metro version of Google chrome browser. In any case you want to make IE as your metro style browser make sure you make IE as the default browser.