Add Windows 8 Metro Tiles to Chrome’s New Tab

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Are you fond of customizing your computer or the browser? Google Chrome has developed an excellent app that will help you customizing the new tab on your chrome browser. Windows 8 metro start screen has gained attention of many users. The traditional start menu is replaced by the tile version in the metro interface of Windows 8. Now, you can create a customized metro interface on your chrome browser even though you don’t have Windows 8 OS. Follow the tutorial to customize the new tab on your chrome browser.

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Metro live tile screen in the new tab of Google Chrome can be created by an extension or app named MySites. This is a browser extension App developed by Google that allows you to personalize the Metro UI style to the New Tab in Chrome. It will display the most visited websites or bookmarks in the form of live tile style.

MySites will customize the Chrome extension and allow you to access your favorite websites in a trendy and useful mode as the New Tab in Chrome organizes the most visited sites and bookmarks with classy colors. The live tiles are created with different sizes strictly according to the number of visits for each website.

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Chrome extension comes with its own search engine that allows you to search on the internet from the New Tab window make sure of this before downloading MySites. Go to Chrome Web store and download the MySites.

Once you download the App from the chrome store and open a new Tab window, you will find that the Most Used, Favorites and Apps categories like the default ones, but this time they arranged in tiles and have the Metro UI visuals. You can access them with a simpler click on it as you do to launch programs on Windows 8 computer. Using the numbered buttons at the bottom of the screen, you can browse through the websites that you have bookmarked or visited.


The tiles in the New Tab of chrome can be arranged in the same way as it is done i case of the live tiles on the metro start screen of Windows 8. Along with these the size of the tiles keep on changing basing on the number of times you have accessed the website. The large sized tiles indicate the most visited ones, while the smaller ones indicates the ones that are less or often accessed.

So if you want to experience the metro interface on your browser, then you can download MySites from the chrome web store and have the Metro UI visuals in the New Tab window.


Priyanka contributes to the Computer and Gadgets section on Techcular.

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