How To Change Default Windows 8 Metro Browser

Google Chrome is my favorite web browser, i can set up different bookmarks, shortcuts, browsing history and extension etc with different chrome account setting. I still not used to Internet Explorer (IE) as main web browser on Windows 8 then need to change Windows 8 default browser to Google Chrome that suit for my needed.

So far Google released Google chrome dev channel version that can supports Windows 8 metro UI only (Firefox metro UI version coming soon). Visit Chrome release channels page and download Dev channels for Windows version.

Change default windows 8 browser

 

Change Windows 8 Default Web Browser

1.Select Google chrome as default browser on Windows 8.

Change default windows 8 browser

 

There are two types of Internet Explorer version installed on Windows 8 – first is for Windows 8 metro user interface and second is for desktop versions. Google chrome become default web browser on Windows 8 metro UI and IE metro UI icon then change to IE desktop icon.

Change default windows 8 browser

 

2.Google chrome appear as full screen mode under metro UI to enhance touch mode enable interface.

3.Google chrome and Windows 8 metro integration is quite good, as move mouse pointer to lower right corner desktop then a 「Charms menu」 appeared, click 「Setting 」 icon.

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4.Google chrome setting page appeared as you click 「Settings」 option, are you felt it’s convenient ?

Change default windows browser

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5.Moreover Chrome support Windows 8 snap view enables you to snap Metro applications with classic desktop interface, that can viewing two pop up screen at the same time.

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How to change back default browser to IE ? It’s easy just tab IE icon and it’s will pop up a windows message asking set default browser, click it IE will set and change back to Windows 8 default browser.

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You can also access to 「Default Program 」 > 「Set Default Program 」, then find internet Explorer and choose 「Set this program as default 」, that all.

Change default windows browser