How to Create Google Chrome Application Shortcuts on Mac OSX
Software blog The Less Annoying Blog has written a shell script just for creating SSBs that run on Google Chrome. JustÂ download it here (a very slightly modified version of the original) and save it somewhere permanent, like a scripts folder in your Documents.
Next, open up Terminal and runÂ
chmod +x filepath, whereÂ
filepath is the path to the script. This will make it executable.
Now, whenever you want to make an app shortcut, just drag that script into a Terminal window and hit enter. will ask you to name the app (unfortunately, the name doesn’t allow for spaces), specify a URL, and choose an icon, which you can get easily fromÂ Google Imagesor theÂ Fluid Icon Flickr Pool.
After that, head into your applications folder and you’ll find your new application shortcut there. If you double-click on it, you’ll find it opens as a separate application, in its on little window and with its own dock app. Note that any Google Chrome preferences and extensions won’t carry over, since this creates a new Chrome profile for each SSB. So, if you need to apply user scripts or anything else to that site, you’re probably better of opening it as usual in Chrome or using Fluid to create the shortcut.