You can bookmark the sites you visit very often and open them later from the bookmarks list without having to type in the URL. But Google Chrome offers an even faster and easily accessible way to open sites – Application Shortcuts. You can create application shortcuts to web sites that you regularly visit. These shortcuts can be placed on your computer desktop, pinned to the taskbar and the Start Menu for quick and easy access. Here is how :
- First of all open the web site you want to create the application shortcut for in Google Chrome web browser.
- When that web site has completely loaded, click on the wrench like icon in the top-right corner of Google Chrome browser and select Tools → Create application shortcuts as shown,
- In the window that appears you can choose where you want to create the shortcuts. You can select desktop, taskbar and start menu from the list of options of where to create the shortcuts. After selecting one or more places, click on the Create button.
- That’s it. You should be able to see the newly created shortcuts now on your desktop, start menu or the taskbar. Clicking on these shortcuts will open the site in a Chrome browser window without any toolbars.
You can create these application shortcuts not only for web sites but also for apps installed in Google Chrome. For more information about Chrome Application Shortcuts, you can visit Google support site http://www.google.com/support/.