This simple trick turns Chrome into Chrome OS on Windows 8

Chrome OS apps

The latest development version of Chrome for Windows is like no other. Instead of just being a browser, it actually works more like Chrome OS, Google’s environment for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes. You can open and move multiple browser windows on the same screen, the Chrome app launcher is present and Chrome Apps for Desktop run outside the browser. Here’s a peek of what it looks like:

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Simply installing the software, however, doesn’t enable the Chrome OS-like features. There’s a simple trick, though: Just make Chrome your default browser to get the Chrome OS experience. We covered this tip and more on our weekly Chrome Show podcast. Tune in below or download the show to hear more about that, the new Camera app in Chrome, and the new web app functionality in the Chrome beta for Android.
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