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11/21/13
Original Poster
herzog.brian.a

Cannot open Chrome in Metro Mode for Windows 8.1

Chrome Version (type about:version into your omnibox):Version 31.0.1650.57 m
Operating System (Windows 7/8/Vista/XP, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS):Windows 8.1
Extensions (type Chrome:extensions into your omnibox):
 
When I click the setting button (Button with 3 lines) the option that says "Relaunch Chrome in Windows 8 Metro Mode", is not there.
 
I've updated Chrome to the latest version.
 
What am I missing?
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Ali Hussan Ahmed
12/4/13
Ali Hussan Ahmed
Getting the same problem here, using the latest Dev Release
Google user
12/8/13
Google user
Having the same problem, ive checked canary the dev edition and regular edition, ive been running 8.1 since opening day but this bug didnt take effect till i updated to version 32-33 of chrome. I would really like a fix for this because in the developer channel when it opened in metro mode it resembled chrome os with multi window and app drawer support.
pdxgeek421
12/14/13
pdxgeek421
Having the same problem. Not sure why the option is missing, but you can force it to metro mode through the registry but thats not a great solution.
Timothy Holmes-Mitra
12/27/13
Timothy Holmes-Mitra
Any progress resolving this? I would like to launch chrome in metro mode!
12/27/13
Original Poster
herzog.brian.a
Nope. Hopefully will be corrected in a update.
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Keith Stuart Jackson
6/25/14
Keith Stuart Jackson
I'm seeing a totally different problem.

I'm running Windows 8.1 in a Boot Camp partition on my 2011 iMac and if I click the 'Relaunch in Windows 8 Mode' link (which is visible and enabled) Chrome (desktop) closes but nothing else happens.

I tried selecting the 'Disable display scaling...' option but that doesn't seem to have made any difference.

Here's my GPU data, if that helps...

Graphics Feature Status

  • Canvas: Hardware accelerated
  • 3D CSS: Hardware accelerated
  • Compositing: Hardware accelerated on all pages and threaded
  • CSS Animation: Accelerated and threaded
  • Flash 3D: Hardware accelerated
  • Flash Stage3D: Hardware accelerated
  • Flash Stage3D Baseline profile: Hardware accelerated
  • Video: Hardware accelerated
  • Video Decode: Hardware accelerated
  • Video Encode: Hardware accelerated
  • WebGL: Hardware accelerated

Driver Bug Workarounds

  • clear_uniforms_before_first_program_use
  • exit_on_context_lost
  • texsubimage2d_faster_than_teximage2d

Problems Detected

Version Information

Data exported6/25/2014 3:56:28 PM
Chrome versionChrome/35.0.1916.153
Operating systemWindows NT 6.3
Software rendering list version7.6
Driver bug list version4.9
ANGLE commit id4b65c53df548
2D graphics backendSkia
Command Line ArgsFiles (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end

Performance Information

Graphics0.0
Gaming0.0
Overall0.0

Driver Information

Initialization time88
Sandboxedfalse
GPU0VENDOR = 0x1002, DEVICE= 0x6720
Optimusfalse
AMD switchablefalse
Desktop compositingAero Glass
Driver vendorAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Driver version13.251.9001.0
Driver date4-23-2014
Pixel shader version3.0
Vertex shader version3.0
Machine model
GL version2.0
GL_VENDORGoogle Inc.
GL_RENDERERANGLE (AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
GL_VERSIONOpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 1.3.4b65c53df548)
GL_EXTENSIONSGL_OES_element_index_uint GL_OES_packed_depth_stencil GL_OES_get_program_binary GL_OES_rgb8_rgba8 GL_OES_standard_derivatives GL_OES_texture_half_float GL_OES_texture_half_float_linear GL_OES_texture_float GL_OES_texture_float_linear GL_OES_texture_npot GL_EXT_occlusion_query_boolean GL_EXT_read_format_bgra GL_EXT_robustness GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1 GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic GL_EXT_texture_format_BGRA8888 GL_EXT_texture_storage GL_EXT_frag_depth GL_ANGLE_depth_texture GL_ANGLE_framebuffer_blit GL_ANGLE_framebuffer_multisample GL_ANGLE_instanced_arrays GL_ANGLE_pack_reverse_row_order GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt3 GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt5 GL_ANGLE_texture_usage GL_ANGLE_translated_shader_source GL_NV_fence
Window system binding vendorGoogle Inc. (adapter LUID: 00000000000082b3)
Window system binding version1.4 (ANGLE 1.3.4b65c53df548)
Window system binding extensionsEGL_EXT_create_context_robustness EGL_ANGLE_d3d_share_handle_client_buffer EGL_ANGLE_query_surface_pointer EGL_ANGLE_window_fixed_size EGL_ANGLE_surface_d3d_texture_2d_share_handle EGL_NV_post_sub_buffer
Direct renderingYes
Reset notification strategy0x8252

Diagnostics

0
b3DAccelerationEnabledtrue
b3DAccelerationExiststrue
bAGPEnabledtrue
bAGPExistenceValidtrue
bAGPExiststrue
bCanRenderWindowtrue
bDDAccelerationEnabledtrue
bDriverBetafalse
bDriverDebugfalse
bDriverSignedfalse
bDriverSignedValidfalse
bNoHardwarefalse
dwBpp32
dwDDIVersion11
dwHeight1440
dwRefreshRate60
dwWHQLLevel0
dwWidth2560
iAdapter0
lDriverSize1318552
lMiniVddSize0
szAGPStatusEnglishEnabled
szAGPStatusLocalizedEnabled
szChipTypeAMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6720)
szD3DStatusEnglishEnabled
szD3DStatusLocalizedEnabled
szDACTypeInternal DAC(400MHz)
szDDIVersionEnglish11
szDDIVersionLocalized11
szDDStatusEnglishEnabled
szDDStatusLocalizedEnabled
szDXVAHDEnglishNot Supported
szDXVAModesModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C
szDescriptionAMD Radeon HD 6900M Series
szDeviceId0x6720
szDeviceIdentifier{D7B71EE2-2460-11CF-0477-0A2BBEC2C535}
szDeviceName\\.\DISPLAY1
szDisplayMemoryEnglish4095 MB
szDisplayMemoryLocalized4095 MB
szDisplayModeEnglish2560 x 1440 (32 bit) (60Hz)
szDisplayModeLocalized2560 x 1440 (32 bit) (60Hz)
szDriverAssemblyVersion13.251.9001.0
szDriverAttributesFinal Retail
szDriverDateEnglish6/10/2014 00:52:28
szDriverDateLocalized10/06/2014 00:52:28
szDriverLanguageEnglishEnglish
szDriverLanguageLocalizedEnglish
szDriverModelEnglishWDDM 1.3
szDriverModelLocalizedWDDM 1.3
szDriverNameaticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
szDriverNodeStrongNameoem4.inf:cb0ae414af6f1dd0:ati2mtag_Vancouver:13.251.9001.0:pci\ven_1002&dev_6720
szDriverSignDate
szDriverVersion8.17.0010.1247
szKeyDeviceIDEnum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6720&SUBSYS_0B00106B&REV_00
szKeyDeviceKey\Registry\Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\{C31321FA-BC32-464B-A8C9-6138EBA7E07E}\0000
szManufacturerAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc.
szMiniVddn/a
szMiniVddDateEnglishn/a
szMiniVddDateLocalizedn/a
szMonitorMaxRes
szMonitorNameGeneric PnP Monitor
szNotesEnglishNo problems found.
szNotesLocalizedNo problems found.
szOverlayEnglishNot Supported
szRankOfInstalledDriver00DA2001
szRegHelpText
szRevision
szRevisionId0x0000
szSubSysId0x0B00106B
szTestResultD3D7EnglishNot run
szTestResultD3D7LocalizedNot run
szTestResultD3D8EnglishNot run
szTestResultD3D8LocalizedNot run
szTestResultD3D9EnglishNot run
szTestResultD3D9LocalizedNot run
szTestResultDDEnglishNot run
szTestResultDDLocalizedNot run
szVddn/a
szVendorId0x1002

Log Messages

  • GpuProcessHostUIShimThe GPU process exited normally. Everything is okay.
 
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