When Microsoft released Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), one of its noticeable features was the ability to pin website shortcuts on Windows 7 Taskbar, Start Menu and Desktop. You can simply drag-n-drop a running tab from IE window to Windows 7 Taskbar or Start ORB to pin the shortcut. There are also other options available which are given in following article:
Did you know Google Chrome also comes with a similar feature? Actually its a very old feature present in Google Chrome but very few people are aware of it. Thanks to our reader "Aditya" for reminding us about this feature.
Google Chrome also allows you to add any website shortcut to Windows Taskbar, Start Menu or Desktop. If you don't know about this feature and want to know how to add a website shortcut to Windows Taskbar, Start Menu or Desktop using Google Chrome, check out following simple steps:
1. Open your desired website in Google Chrome and click on Wrench icon present in the end of Chrome toolbar.
2. Now select "Tools -> Create application shortcuts" option.
3. It'll open a new dialog box where you can select the desired location to put website shortcut. You can create the shortcut in following 3 places:
- Start Menu
- Pin to Taskbar
4. After selecting the desired location, click on "Create" button.
That's it. Chrome will create the shortcuts in your selected locations and will launch the website in a special view of Chrome which shows only the titlebar and doesn't show tabbar or toolbar.
You can press "Ctrl+T" keys together or right-click on titlebar and select "Open browser window" option to open a normal Chrome window.
So did you know about this feature of Google Chrome or was it new for you? Feel free to share your feedback...