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Creating shortcuts and apps for Chrome

Add and open Chrome apps

You can add and open apps from the Chrome Web Store.

Add a shortcut to a website as an app

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Navigate to the website you want to add as an app, then click More (three vertical dots on the upper right corner).
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  1. Click More tools > Create shortcut.
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  1. Enter a name for the shortcut and click Create. Make sure to tick the Open as window checkbox.
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  1. Shortcut will look like this:
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Open app

  1. Open Chrome. In the address bar at the top, type chrome://apps, then press Enter.
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  1. Click the app you want to open. Right click an app to open it in a regular or pinned tab, full screen, or new window.
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  1. You can also add this website app to Start Menu. Just click on Create shortcuts…
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If you choose Desktop shortcut, it will look like this:

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And on Start menu, it will be under Chrome Apps folder.

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Once you click on the website shortcut, it will open and looks like an application now.

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Creating shortcuts for Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge. Navigate to the website you want to add a taskbar shortcut.
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  1. Click More on the upper right corner, then click More tools > Pin to taskbar.
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  1. You can also pin a website on the Start Menu by selecting More tools > Pin to Start.
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Learn more about creating applications and shortcuts for websites here:
Add & open Chrome apps – Chrome Web Store Help (
Creating a desktop shortcut to a website in Windows 10 with Edge. – Microsoft Community

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