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Federico Guiliani

Add to Desktop in Tools is missing in chrome 67?

In chrome Versión 67.0.3396.99 (Build oficial) (64 bits) is missing the option add to desktop. 

Is this a bug or is on pourpose?

How can I add that option again?

I need to create desktop link that open the link as a window not like a tab, that why I need this option.


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Matt - Community Specialist
Matt - Community Specialist
Hi Federico,

Thanks for posting on the Google Chrome Help Forum.

It looks like the add to desktop option has been removed from Google Chrome. I suggest you to send us feedback regarding the missing feature so that we can work on it. Here are the steps:
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click Help and then Report an issue.
  4. Add details, including steps to help us recreate the issue you're experiencing.
  5. Choose if you want to include more information in your report, like a web address, your email address, or a screenshot.
  6. To submit the report, click Send.
Hope this helps.


Jake R Gibson
Jake R Gibson
You can still access it though it is called something different. Click on the three dots in the top right, go down to more tools and select create shortcut. It is the same thing but under a different name. 
Kort Pearson
Kort Pearson

Im using build 67.0.3396.99 and the option is not there any longer was moved or removed?

Google user
Google user
That just creates a regular shortcut. It doesn't create a web application like it did before.
Google user
Google user
This isn't the case currently. Using More Tools -> Create Shortcut does the same thing as add to desktop used to.
No, it does not add to your desktop.  This is a sadly missing component of Chrome.  Who makes these decisions?
Tyler Whitehurst
Tyler Whitehurst
You can still add one manually with a little more work,
- Right click on desktop > new > shortcut
- set location of item to: "{Path to Chrome}" --app="{URL}"
for example if my path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

Hope this helps!
R. Dave Spencer
R. Dave Spencer
Here is a video which shows the process and results from what I described above:

Erhan Arat
Erhan Arat
This is awesome! Thank-you!!!
Dominic Huang
Dominic Huang
And for Mac users?
Sadly it is not the same thing. The shortcut will now open a full chrome window with tab row and bookmark row and everything.

What I want is an dedicated window only for that website I created a shortcut for.
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