How to Add Chrome Apps to Windows 8 Metro Start Screen

Google Chrome was working fine on Windows 8 Developer Preview and now I have Consumer Preview installed on my netbook. The upgrade went fine, but I had to re-install Google Chrome.

Metro UI Start Page is the biggest attraction on Windows 8. So, how do you add your Google Chrome Web Apps to this menu? Well, its easy. Here is a simple guide.

1. Go to “Apps” section of your New Tab Page and right click on the app you want to show on metro menu.

2. Select “Create Shortcut”

3. Here, make sure you have “Desktop” checked. You can uncheck “Start Menu” and “Pin to Taskbar”

4. Go to Desktop of Windows 8. You will see the app there. Right click on it and select “Pint to start”

This app should now be available on your Metro Start Page. Newly added apps usually show up on the extreme right of the menu. You can drag it to the front page or even group few of your apps together in to a folder. You can delete the app from your classic desktop if you want!

More Chrome Windows 8 posts coming soon!

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

Show 4 Comments
  • Arthur 06/03/2012, 6:51 pm

    It would be much faster to just select “Start menu” on the popup with Desktop and Pin to Taskbar.

    • Dinu 06/03/2012, 11:07 pm

      hmm will that add the app to the Metro UI? I’ve to test.. thanks for the tip 🙂

      • Arthur 07/03/2012, 3:26 am

        No problem, and yes it does. The Metro UI is the Start Menu now.

  • Mike Marr 15/12/2012, 12:24 am

    Where the hell is this? Step #1: Go to “Apps” section of your New Tab Page.

    I can’t even find Chrome after I install it on Windows 8 Pro!!