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Sunday, June 09, 2013

How to restore Google Chrome's missing buttons in Windows 8

Now that I'm running Windows 8 for at least part of my workday (much to my chagrin), I'm doing my best to make it hospitable. And for me, the first step is installing Google Chrome, my preferred Web browser.

So I dropped into Desktop, fired up Internet Explorer, downloaded and installed Chrome, and set it as my default browser.

Then I ran it, signed into my Google account, and smiled as my synced bookmarks appeared like magic. This is how the world should work.

But, wait, what's this? Something's missing. Three somethings, in fact. When I went to minimize Chrome, I discovered that the Minimize button was gone. And so were the Maximize and Close buttons. That whole area in the upper-right corner of the browser? Empty!

What. In. The. World.

I'm going to forgo my usual heavy sighing, eye rolling, and Windows 8 griping and just tell you how to fix this: …


Contributing Editor Rick Broida writes about business and consumer technology. Ask for help with your PC hassles at, or try the treasure

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