Google services open on external app on ChromeOS

Problem

You notice that Google services, such as Drive, Gmail, Calendar, etc. are being launched on an external window, not the browser.

Environment

  • ChromeOS

Solution

Follow these steps to change the way a Google service opens in ChromeOS devices:
  1. Access the Google service (Drive, Gmail, Calendar…)
  2. Once the app is open, locate the three dots option in the upper right corner and click it.
  3. Then choose Open in Chrome.
  4. Do the same for other apps, they should start opening on the browser.

Cause

Users intentionally or unintentionally clicked Open in app when they accessed the service the first time, and now want to change that behavior.