Google Chrome on Windows 8.1

Google Chrome on Windows 8.1? Well, I tried it out this week and things look, hmm, say, normal? I am actually writing this post from my Windows 8.1 PC at the moment (on my PC after a long time, thanks to my 5 550 Chromebook).

Google Chrome on Windows 8.1 looks and feels the same way as Chrome on Windows 8. You get the same metro mode and the same tile, window docking etc.

I have  been using Chrome on Windows 8.1 for couple of days now and things are looking all good here. However, I see couple of bug reports on the Google support forum, at least from the touch screen users.

I updated Windows 8 to the Windows 8.1 Preview last night. I’m using a high-resolution Samsung SMS27A850 display (2560×1440). I noticed immediately that Chrome looks sort of blurry/fuzzy. It looked crisp in the previous version of Windows.” one comment says.


Another report on Softpedia says the touch is not accurate on Chrome running on Windows 8.1. “Each touch registers about 1.5″ up-left from where I actually touch the screen. This is consistent after a restart of Chrome and a reboot of the Surface. I calibrated touch through the Control Panel and the issue persists. The pen is not affected… I can use it to touch an exact location on the screen,” says Softpedia, quoting a user bug report.

I will try to use Windows 8.1 more in coming days and bring you more updates. Stay tuned for more!

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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.

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