Create shortcuts for apps and websites

You can create shortcuts to your favorite websites and web apps so you can get to them faster. You can put these shortcuts on your desktop or menus.

Note: Shortcuts are available only for Google Chrome on Windows and Linux.

Create shortcuts for apps installed from Chrome Web Store

  1. Open a new tab by clicking the New Tab new tab icon at the top of the browser window.
  2. Click the Apps bookmark in the bookmarks bar.
  3. Right-click the app you want to create a shortcut for.
  4. Select Create shortcuts.
  5. Choose where you want to see shortcuts on your computer.
  6. Click Create.

Create shortcuts for websites and other apps

You can make desktop shortcuts for websites, as well as for apps that didn’t come from the Chrome Web Store.

  1. On the browser toolbar, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Select Create application shortcuts.
  4. Choose where you want to see shortcuts on your computer.
  5. Click Create.

When you open an app from a shortcut icon, it opens in a window without the regular tabs, buttons, address bar, or menus. To see these regular page options, click the page logo in the top left corner of the window.