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This dialog box should be familiar to any Windows 8 user. It's identical to the one you see when you pin a favorite to Start when Internet Explorer is the default browser.
Chrome remembers your choice of Windows 8 (Metro style) or desktop. When you click a shortcut on the Start screen, you go to the environment you used most recently.
Beginning with version 23, you can install extensions in Chrome on the desktop or in Windows 8 mode, and they'll be available in both places. A single profile lets you share bookmarks and other settings as well.
When you install Chrome, it offers to make itself the default browser. Don't be fooled. That option doesn't work with Windows 8. After installing Chrome, you need to go into this dialog box and click the Set this program as default option to enable Windows 8 mode for Chrome.