How to Get Rid of that Stupid Black Bar on Top of Google Chrome

If you move your mouse up to the top of your screen in Chrome, does a black bar come down to obscure the tabs? Is it super, dooper annoying? Yeah, it is.

The problem is that you are using Chrome in “Windows 8 mode”. There is no good reason to use Chrome in that mode, so here’s how to fix it.

  • Open Chrome.
  • Click on the three bar thingy at the top right of the screen that lets you see the options for Chrome.
  • At the bottom you will see “Relaunch Chrome in Desktop Mode”. Click it.

From now on, Chrome will launch in regular desktop mode unless you switch it back to Windows 8 mode. No more stupid black bar.

13 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of that Stupid Black Bar on Top of Google Chrome

  1. KDelphi

    THANK YOU! (I’ve been trying to get rid of it for a week)

  2. Thank you!!!! It was driving me crazy! Why would they even do that?!

  3. Rob

    Thank you. This has been a major irritant for a week. Nice to be done with it–with your help!

  4. Abi

    Thank you :)

  5. john

    thanks for fixing the most FUCKING ANNOYING THING EVER!! what genius thought this is a good idea? fire that dumb asshole geek

  6. Lacey

    Thank you!! Mine switched over by itself one day. SUPER ANNOYING!!

  7. Annette

    Hallelujah! Thank you!

  8. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this fix. The bar is way more than annoying. :-)

  9. Jaye

    Thank you!!! You are a legend!!

  10. Steph

    Oh my God. Thank you so much. A fix even an old lady can understand!

  11. jenny

    Many thanks!!

  12. Frankie

    OMG! You are my new best friend! Sofa king annoying!

  13. gina


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