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8/4/15
Original Poster
Google user

Create Desktop Shortcuts using Chrome

Until recently I could Create a Desktop Shortcut from Settings, More Tools Menu, but now it's gone.
How do I restore that option?  I don't want a work-around.....I want a fix.
I am using Chrome Version 44.0.2403.125 m
Thanks to all helpers.


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8/4/15
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sarjoor
Hi W. Marsh,

Starting in Chrome 44, the "create application shortcut" feature has been replaced with "add to taskbar" which will add app shortcuts to the Google Apps Launcher or into the Chrome taskbar (ChromeOS) or Windows taskbar (Windows).

To create an Application Shortcut yourself, you can use the following procedure:
  • Copy the Chrome Icon shortcut to the computer desktop
  • Right-click the copied icon and select "Properties"
  • In the Target box, at the very end put a  space  and then  --app=http://thewebsite.com
That new shortcut icon will be an Application Shortcut for the website you specified.

8/4/15
Expert - Gold
sarjoor
Hi W. Marsh,

Another workaround you can use is:

When you use "add to taskbar" make sure you check "Open as window"

Or:
  • Use "add to taskbar" which adds the icon into chrome://apps
  • Find the icon in chrome://apps, then right-click the icon and check "Open as window"
  • Then right-click > Create shortcuts, then Check "Desktop" then click "Create" 
  • If you don't want the App icon, you can get rid of it by: right-click > Remove from Chrome

8/4/15
Original Poster
Google user
Hello,
Thank you very much for this enlightening and valuable information.  It is very much appreciated.
W. Marsh
8/4/15
Original Poster
Google user
Hello,
Thank you very much for this enlightening and valuable information.  It is very much appreciated.
W. Marsh
rowen
8/4/15
rowen
It is much simpler to open a webpage using Internet Explorer. Click  File - Send > Shortcut to Desktop.  The shortcut will open in Chrome.
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