How to Create Application Shortcuts in Google Chrome for Mac


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. Just 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 run chmod +x filepath, where 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 from Google Imagesor the 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.

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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