I have been using Windows 7 very comfortably for a long time. I love the product and I love the presence of my start menu. I use my laptop/computer for a causal use as well as for professional work. One of my primary job as an evangelist is to present technology sessions at various places. I use my mobile ultrabook for the all the presentations. This ultrabook is pretty new (11 months old) and it has Win 8 Operating System. Though I use my laptop as a tablet most of the time, I still use Desktop mode ALL the time for everything I do. I personally have not found a reason to switch to Windows 8 modern UI modes as I just love desktop mode.
Here is something which I have faced recently and it has become very annoying to me when I am using Chrome as a my browser. Usually I see my browser with various window buttons like Minimize, Maximize and Close on the windows as displayed in following window.
However, one fine day, I did not see any of those buttons. I had no clue how I will turn of my browser or reposition them. I was even not able to open another instance of the browser as well I was not able to close that entirely with the keyboard command CTRL+W. I was pretty much stuck with no close button and extremely confused.
I searched the internet and few people were thinking it is a virus but I could not believe the same as I have seen plenty of the virus and it was no virus – it was something, which I had no clue about but for sure it was not a virus. If it was a virus, I am pretty confident that virus scanner would have caught it. Finally after playing around with Chrome for a while, I suddenly realized that I had accidentally switched the mode of the Chrome to Windows 8 Modern UI and it was no more in the desktop mode. I followed steps displayed in the following image and I relaunched Chrome on the Desktop. After that I was able to comfortably use my Chrome as I was used to earlier.
I am very sure, just like me many other people outside who have installed Windows 8 or have a relatively new computer with Windows 8. Let me know if you have ever faced this issue and if this blog post is helpful.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)