Chrome For Windows Could Soon Get A Start Menu-Like Web App Launcher For The Taskbar

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November 9, 2012 by yamakashi

TechCrunch

Microsoft killed the traditional Start menu with Windows 8. Now, however, it looks like Google’s Chrome browser is about to launch a very Start menu-like option for its Windows users. As the good folks over at Chrome Story noticed earlier this week, the latest Chrome Canary builds feature an option to enable the same app menu for the Windows taskbar that Google already uses on Chrome OS.

It’s important to note that this isn’t exactly a replacement for the Windows Start menu, as it just focuses on Chrome web apps. It probably isn’t a coincidence, though, that Google started working on this feature just after the launch of Windows 8.

The Chrome App Launcher is currently only available in Google’s highly experimental Chrome Canary builds (the good thing about these  is that you can install them without touching your regular stable Chrome install). Even there, it’s still a bit…

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