How to Check if Chrome 93 is Installed

Google Chrome 93 is officially here. There is plenty to be excited about. For example, with Chrome 93, progressive web apps (PWAs) feel a lot more like native desktop apps, as clicking on a link can open an associated web app. There’s also improved multi-screen support for web apps, making this an update web app users will love.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
JSeptember 21, 2021

Google Chrome 93 is officially here. There is plenty to be excited about. For example, with Chrome 93, progressive web apps (PWAs) feel a lot more like native desktop apps, as clicking on a link can open an associated web app. There’s also improved multi-screen support for web apps, making this an update web app users will love. Let’s explore how to install Chrome 93.

This is for Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone, and iPad

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Some new features are related to recently closed tabs, a Material You theme for Android 12, a new Google Search UI on Android, the ability to sync Two-Factor OTP codes across devices (a true game-changer), the ability to use note-taking apps right from the browser, a new context menu on iPhone, and so much more.

Chrome 93 will now also show Google Drive documents on the New Tab page. The suggested documents will appear in a card underneath the Search Bar, allowing you to easily access recently edited Google Docs or Sheets.

First, you can check for an update by going to the three-dot menu hamburger icon on the top-right of Chrome. Next, click Help followed by About Google Chrome. Refer to below image:

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Selecting the About option

Now, the Chrome Settings window open. If Chrome is outdated, it will automatically download and install the latest version. See below image:

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Your Chrome version

Now, close Chrome and restart the app.

If you are on iPhone or Android, update the app as you would for any other application.

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How to Add a Web Page to Chrome’s Reading List for iPhone and iPad

The Reading List is a similar concept to bookmarks but intended for reading material that you find online. At the time of this writing, it’s available in Chrome on the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and for iPhone and iPad. The feature is not available on Android.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 15, 2021

The Reading List is a similar concept to bookmarks but intended for reading material that you find online. At the time of this writing, it’s available in Chrome on the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and for iPhone and iPad. The feature is not available on Android. For this blog post, we will explore this feature for the iPhone and iPad.

This is for the iPhone and iPad using Google Chrome

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Chrome for iPhone and iPad has two different ways to add web pages to your Reading List. It can either be done from Chrome or from another app.

Method 1 – Within Chrome

First, find a page to save for later, and then tap the Share icon in the address bar. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Share icon

Next, select Read Later from the menu. See below image:

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Selecting Read Later option

That’s it! The page is now in your Reading List.

Method 2 – Use an App

The second method allows you to add things to the list from outside of Chrome. Now, find a news article or story that you would like to read later in any app. In our example, we are using Apple News. Next, find the Share icon in the app and tap it. See following image:

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Accessing the Share icon

Now, find Chrome in the app row and select it. If you do not see Chrome, tap the three-dot More menu. Refer to below image:

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Finding the Chrome app

Now, find Chrome from the app list and tap it. See below image:

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Selecting Chrome app

Next, from the Chrome menu, tap Read Later. See following image:

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Selecting Read Later option

To access the Reading List on your iPhone or iPad, first, open Chrome and tap the three-dot Menu icon at the bottom. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Menu icon

Next, select Reading List from the menu. You will notice a number that indicates unread pages. See below image:

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Accessing Reading List option

Now, the Reading List will open with Unread pages at the top and Pages You’ve Read at the bottom. Pages marked with a green check are ready to read offline. See following image:

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Your Reading List

Next, tap Edit in the bottom corner to manage the list. Refer to below image:

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Selecting to Edit your Reading List

From here, you can select pages and delete or mark them as read. See below image:

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Selecting Delete or Mark as Read option

The Reading List is a nice, simple alternative to apps that provide similar services. It all happens right inside of Chrome without any additional software.

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How to Download PDFs Instead of Viewing Them Using Chrome

When you click a PDF link in Chrome, the browser opens the PDF in a preview window. If you do not want this, you can change its default behavior.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 19, 2021

When you click a PDF link in Chrome, the browser opens the PDF in a preview window. If you do not want this, you can change its default behavior.

The Chrome browser has a built-in option to change this default setting. You can instruct Chrome to automatically download the PDF file without opening it in a preview window.

Instead, Chrome will prompt you to save your PDFs. Let’s explore how to set this feature in Google Chrome.

This is for devices running Google Chrome

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First, open Google Chrome on your computer. Next, click the Chrome menu (three dots hamburger icon) in the top right-hand corner of your window. Now, select Settings. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, in Chrome settings, click Privacy and security in the left sidebar. Click Site Settings on the right. See below image:

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Accessing Site Settings

Now, scroll down in Site Settings and click Additional content settings at the very bottom of your screen. See following image:

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Accessing additional content

Next, in the expanded menu, select PDF documents on the left. Refer to below image:

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Accessing PDF documents

Now, toggle ON the Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome option. Refer to below image:

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Enable download of PDF documents instead of preview

Chrome will now display the standard save prompt for PDFs.

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How to Free Up Space in Google Drive

It’s easy to run out of space on Google Drive, since it stores data across much of your Google account. Fortunately, it’s also easy to delete data and free up some storage. As you will see, I am running out of space. Let’s explore how to do this.

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It’s easy to run out of space on Google Drive, since it stores data across much of your Google account. Fortunately, it’s also easy to delete data and free up some storage. As you will see, I am running out of space. Let’s explore how to do this.

This is for devices using Google Drive. Screenshots are from Drive on Windows 10 PC

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If you use Google Drive to share large files, it’s quite easy to hit the 15GB free data limit on your Google account. While you can upgrade, for a price, it’s best to manually delete some data for more space first. After doing this, I upgraded to the 100GB plan, yet I am still out of space.

You will not need to spend hours combing through every nook and cranny in Google Drive. The website has a storage management feature that lists all your files, sorting them based on their file size.

First, open the Drive website in your browser.

You will see the Storage section at the bottom of the left sidebar. This will show you how much storage space you have left in your account. Now, click the Storage button. Refer to below image:

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Your used Storage space

Next, you will see a list of all the large files in your account. Just click a file to select it. To select multiple files, hold the Command/Control key while selecting the file.

Now, to delete the file (or files), click the Remove button (the Trashcan icon) in the top toolbar. See below image:

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Delete a file

Google Drive will remove the file and send it to the Trash.

If you want to find and open a folder where a particular file is saved (or find more files to delete), right-click and choose the Show File Location option. See following image:

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Find more files

Next, you can select multiple files and use the Remove (Trashcan icon) in the toolbar to delete all the files at once. (You can use this method to delete entire folders as well.)

If you do not have a backup of the file that you are planning to delete, click the Download button in the right-click menu to download a copy of the file to your local storage. Refer to below image:

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Download a file before deletion

Once you delete files like this, the files are no longer available in Google Drive, but you have not recovered any storage space yet. That’s because Google Drive does not actually delete the files for 30 days. So, if you change your mind, you have up to 30 days to recover the data.

If you want to reclaim the storage space, you will have to force Google Drive to permanently delete the data. To do this, go to the Trash or Bin section in the sidebar. See below image:

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Accessing the Trash

Now, in the Trash, you will see a list of files that have yet to be deleted. To individually delete a file, right-click and choose the Delete Forever option. Or, click Empty Trash to delete all the files. See following image:

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Delete your file(s)

Next, in the pop-up that appears, confirm using the Delete Forever button. Refer to below image:

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Confirm to delete the file(s) forever

Now, all the files will be deleted. Once you reload the page, you will see that the storage space has been recovered.

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How to Create a Link for Selected Text in Chrome

As of Google Chrome version 90 and higher, you can create a link to selected text on a web page. When clicked, this link takes you to the page and highlights the selected text.

As of Google Chrome version 90 and higher, you can create a link to selected text on a web page. When clicked, this link takes you to the page and highlights the selected text. Let’s explore how to create such links.

This is for devices running Chrome 90 and higher. Screenshots are from Windows 10 PC

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Enable the Feature

For some of us, Chrome’s Copy Link to Text feature is enabled by default, for others, it’s not. If this is your case, you will have to manually enable it on Chrome’s experimental flags page.

First, open Google Chrome on your computer. In the address bar of any window, type:

chrome://flags

and press Enter. Refer to below image:

Enabling Chrome flags

Now, on the Experiments tab that opens, click the search box at the top and type this:

Copy Link To Text

See below image:

Setting up the feature

Next, in the search results, click the drop-down menu beside Copy Link To Text and select Enabled. See following image:

Enabling the feature

Now, Chrome will ask you to restart the browser so that the change can take effect. Click Relaunch in bottom left-hand corner. Refer to below image:

Restart Chrome

After Chrome restarts, the feature will now be enabled.

Create the Link

To use the Copy Link to Text feature, first, open a site and select the text that you want to copy a link for using your mouse or keyboard. See below image:

Highlight the link

Next, right-click the highlighted text and select Copy Link to Highlight from the menu. See following image:

Copy highlighted link

Now, Chrome will copy the link for your selected text to your clipboard. You can now share this link via social media, send it in an email, paste it in a text editor, or use any other method. Refer to below image for sending the link via email:

Paste the link in an email

When the recipient clicks the link, they will be taken directly to the page with the previously selected passage highlighted. See below image:

Once the above email link is clicked, you will see the highlighted text in the original document

It’s a very handy feature.. Repeat as often as you like.

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How to Use Safety Check in Google Chrome

Google Chrome offers a tool that lets you perform a checkup to secure your web browsing.

Google Chrome offers a tool that lets you perform a checkup to secure your web browsing. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for devices running Google Chrome. Screenshots are from Windows 10 PC

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First, launch the Chrome web browser on your Windows 10, Mac, Chrome OS, or Linux computer and click the three-dot (hamburger icon) located in the top-right corner. Refer to below image:

Selecting the hamburger icon

Next, click on Settings from the drop-down menu. See below image:

Selecting the Settings option

Now, scroll down to find the Safety Check section and click the Check Now option. See following image:

Selecting the Check Now option

Next, Chrome will kick off the Safety Check test. Depending on how much browsing data you have, this can take anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes. When finished, just click the Review option by any listing. Refer to below image:

Selecting the Review button

In this process, Chrome scans a total of four core modules to look for any malicious code. It will make sure that the browser app is on the most recent version for protection against the latest internet viruses and that all of your installed third-party extensions are harmless. It will also check whether any of your saved passwords have been compromised in a data breach and that Safe Browsing, a setting that warns you against suspicious sites, is enabled.

Once the Safety Check is complete, Chrome will pull up shortcuts for anything that may need your immediate attention, such as reviewing compromised credentials.

After running Safety Check on my PC, it found comprised passwords. See below image where we are displaying three of them:

Viewing Comprised Passwords

After taking the recommended steps, you can also run the Safety Check again to ensure that your new security settings are active.

There’s another feature you can use by switching on Enhanced Safe Browsing, an advanced mode that allows Google to assess your browsing for potential threats and suggest privacy-focused improvements. However, we do not recommend using this option because you are choosing to share a copy of your browsing data with Google.

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How to Name Chrome Windows for Alt+Tab and Taskbar

If you keep many Google Chrome windows open to organize your tabs like me, you can go one step further and name each window. Chrome’s built-in naming feature makes it easy to remember the windows name in the Taskbar or the overview screen (Alt+Tab).

If you keep many Google Chrome windows open to organize your tabs like me, you can go one step further and name each window. Chrome’s built-in naming feature makes it easy to remember the windows name in the Taskbar or the overview screen (Alt+Tab).

The Windows naming feature was introduced in Chrome 90 and is available for Chrome on Windows 10, Mac, and Linux. It is easy to use and can save you from opening the wrong window.

This is for devices running Chrome 90. Screenshots are from Windows 10

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First, launch Chrome and open a Chrome window. Next, click the three-dot menu (the hamburger) icon in the top-right of the Chrome window. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the main menu

Now, from the drop-down menu, select More Tools. See below image:

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Selecting More Tools option

Next, from the expanded options, click Name Window. If you don’t see this, you are not running Chrome 90. To check your Chrome version, go to:

Click the three-dot menu (the hamburger) icon > Help > About Google Chrome

Now, your Google version will be displayed. Google should auto update to the latest version.

See following image for your expanded options:

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Accessing Name window option

A pop-up text box will appear. Now, enter the name for the window and click OK. Refer to below image:

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Naming your window

Alternatively, you can right-click the title bar of the Chrome window and select Name Window from the drop-down menu and go through the process of assigning it a name. See below image:

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Accessing Name window option from title bar

You will now see this name in the Alt+Tab on Windows 10. See following image:

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Your Alt+Tab named window

Additionally, this name will appear in the Taskbar on Windows 10. Refer to below image:

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Your Taskbar named window

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Mitch Kapor

You are finished. This is probably a pretty niche feature, but for those of us who like to organize Chrome tabs by separating them out into windows, it’s a handy little trick.

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How to Use Spell Check Everywhere on Chrome

We have all been there; looking up a word on Google just to find out how it’s spelled. No matter the typos, Google usually knows what you want to type. Thankfully, Google allows you to use its spell-check feature everywhere in your Chrome web browser.

We have all been there; looking up a word on Google just to find out how it’s spelled. No matter the typos, Google usually knows what you want to type. Thankfully, Google allows you to use its spell-check feature everywhere in your Chrome web browser.

Called the Enhanced spell check, this setting allows you to access Google’s more advanced spell check whenever you type something on the Internet.

But as is the case with most Google services, there is a privacy cost to this. Turning on Enhanced spell check in Chrome also means agreeing to send everything you type on the web to Google’s server. So enable it at your own risk. But, you can also enable Basic spell check without sending data to Google. Lets explore how to do this.

This is for PCs, Macs, Chrome OS, or Linux running Chrome

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First, open your Google Chrome browser. Next, click the three-dot hamburger icon located in the top right-hand corner. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the menu hamburger icon

Now, from the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings. See below image:

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Accessing Settings

Alternatively, you can press the Cmd+Comma keyboard shortcut on a Mac or Alt+E on a Windows PC to access the Settings option.

Next, in the sidebar, click Advanced to reveal the advanced menu. Now, choose Languages from the list. See following image:

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Accessing Languages under the Advanced section

Under the Spell check section, toggle the radio button in front of the Basic spell check option to turn it On. If you want enhanced spell checking, toggle the radio button in front of the Enhanced spell check to turn it On. Keep in mind, the enhanced option means you are sending your browser activity to Google. Refer to below image:

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Enabling Basic spell check option

At the time of writing, Enhanced spell check is not available for Google Chrome’s Android and iPhone clients.

In case you are still not satisfied with your Chrome’s spell check, you can give a third party Chrome extension called Grammarly, a try.

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The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft

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How to Insert a YouTube Video Into Word

There might be times when it would be helpful to add a YouTube video to a Microsoft Word document. It can help you get your point across or help with training. Inserting the YouTube video directly into the document makes it easier to watch it. Word allows you to include the video right inside the document. Then the reader does not need to click a link to the video and launch a separate browser instance.

There might be times when it would be helpful to add a YouTube video to a Microsoft Word document. It can help you get your point across or help with training. Inserting the YouTube video directly into the document makes it easier to watch it. Word allows you to include the video right inside the document. Then the reader does not need to click a link to the video and launch a separate browser instance. Let’s explore how this is done.

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If you follow my example, I will be using a YouTube video from the 2008 Winner in a Poland ballroom dance competition on BBC One. I have been ballroom dancing for 15 years and this is one of the best ballroom dance videos I have found. As of this writing, the video has been viewed over 3.9 million times. I hope you enjoy the video and this post.

Copy YouTube Video URL

To insert a YouTube video into your Word document, open your browser of choice (I am using Chrome) and go to the YouTube website. Now, search for a YouTube video that you want to use by typing the name of the video in the search bar. Next, click the search button or simply press Enter. Refer to below image:

Entering your YouTube video name

Next, select the video from the search results by clicking it. See below image:

Accessing your YouTube video

Now, highlight the video’s URL in the browser’s address bar. Right-click and then select Copy from the context menu. (This is the easiest option). See following image:

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Copy the URL of your YouTube video

Copy YouTube Embed Code

Alternately, to get the embed code, click Share under the video. Refer to below image:

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Accessing your YouTube video Share option

Next, in the Share window, select Embed. See below image:

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Selecting your YouTube video Embed option

Now, the Embed Video window will appear. Click Copy to copy the code to your clipboard. Optionally, if you want to start the video from a specific time, check the box next to Start At and enter the desired time. See following image:

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Copy your YouTube video Embed code

Insert URL or Embed Code

With the URL or embed code copied to your clipboard, open Word. Next, place your pointer where you want to insert your video.

Now, from the top toolbar, click the Insert tab, then select Online Video in the Media group. Refer to below image:

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Selecting the Inset option for Online Video

The Insert a Video dialog box will appear. Next, paste (Ctrl+V or right-click > Paste) the URL or embed code in the text box, then click Insert. See below image where I used the URL:

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Copy/Paste the URL of your YouTube video

The video will now be inserted into the Word document. Clicking the play button will make the video pop out in the foreground while the background is dimmed. Press the Play button again to start. To pause, just click the video.

Your YouTube Video in Word

All of the normal video controls you would find on YouTube are also available for the video inserted into your Word document. See following image on how the video is displayed in Word:

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Your YouTube video inside of a Word document

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Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”

Gertrude Stein

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How to Turn a Website Into a Windows 10 App

You can use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to convert a website into an app. Although it works for Window 8 or 7, we are using Windows 10 for creating this blog post. This lets you use your sites as if they were normal apps.

You can use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to convert a website into an app. Although it works for Window 8 or 7, we are using Windows 10 for creating this blog post. This lets you use your sites as if they were normal apps.

This is for devices running Windows 10, and Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge

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How Website Apps Work

Your website looks and works exactly the same in your app as it does in your web browser. The only difference you will see is that there will not be any browser elements in your app window, such as the bookmarks bar, address bar, and other toolbar elements.

If you use Chrome, the website app will be using Chrome in the background. If you use Edge, the browser app will use Microsoft Edge. However, normal browser elements are stripped off so that you get the actual app-like experience. These web apps get their own separate windows, taskbar icons, and desktop shortcuts.

Turn a Website Into an App Using Chrome

You can use Chrome’s main menu to turn any website into a Windows app.

First, open the Start menu. Next, enter “Google Chrome” in the Cortana search box at bottom left-hand corner. Now, click the browser in the results at top left-hand corner. Refer to below image:

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Selecting Chrome

Next, open any website that you want to turn into an app. Navigate to the specific web page that you want your app to start with.

When the site has loaded, click its hamburger menu button (the three dots) in the top-right corner of the window and select:

More Tools > Create Shortcut

See below image:

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Create a shortcut

A prompt will appear asking for your new app name. Enter a name for your new app, enable the Open as window checkbox, and click Create. See following image:

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Name the shortcut

A shortcut will be placed on your desktop. You can launch your app from this desktop shortcut. Refer to below image:

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Your desktop shortcut

Also, Chrome will create the app for your site and add it to the Start menu. You can now search and launch your app using your PC’s Start menu. See below image:

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Use the Start menu to launch your Chrome app

Turn a Website Into an App Using Edge

You can also use Microsoft Edge to make a website into an app. This creates the exact same kind of app that Chrome does. First, open the Start menu. Next, enter “Microsoft Edge” in the Cortana search box at bottom left-hand corner. Now, click the browser in the results at top left-hand corner. See following image:

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Selecting Edge

Navigate to the website that you want to make an app for, then navigate to the specific page that you want to use for the app.

Now, click the menu hamburger button (the three dots) in the top-right corner of the window and select:

Apps > Install this site as an app

Refer to below image:

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Select to install as an app

Type a name for your new app, then click Install. See below image:

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Name the shortcut

You can now launch your newly created app from the Start menu. See following image where TechSavvy.Life (1) is the Chrome version, TechSavvy.Life is the Edge version:

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Use the Start menu to launch your Edge app

Create a Desktop Shortcut for Your Apps

Your website apps will have their own shortcuts in your Start menu’s All Apps list. You can also create a desktop shortcut for your apps in order to quickly access them on your PC’s desktop, if you like.

If you used Chrome to make your apps, your desktop shortcuts are already created. But if you used Microsoft Edge, you will need to manually add shortcuts to your desktop.

To do this, open the Start menu and search for your newly created app. Right-click your app and select Pin to Start.

You need to do this because Windows does not let you directly make a desktop shortcut for this kind of app in Edge. Refer to below image:

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Pin to Start menu in Edge

Open the Start menu again, and you will see your app on the right. Drag it over to your desktop and a desktop shortcut for it will be created. See below image:

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Drag the Edge app to your desktop

Create a Taskbar Shortcut for Your Apps

You can also make a taskbar shortcut for your website apps.

To do this, open the Start menu again, search for your app or find your desktop shortcut, right-click your app, click More, and select Pin to taskbar. See following image:

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Pin to Taskbar

Assign an Icon

By default, Windows uses your website’s favicon as the icon for your app. You can change this icon if you want to give a little makeover to your new app.

You can use an icon file from your computer or one of Windows 10’s built-in icons for your new app.

To change your app’s icon, right-click your app shortcut on your desktop and select Properties. Refer to below image:

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Access Propetties

In the Properties box, click Shortcut at the top, and then click Change Icon. See below image:

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Select change the icon button

Click Browse in the window that opens and select the icon that you want to use for your app.

If you want to use one of Windows 10’s stock icons, browse to:

C:\Windows\System32 folder

and double-click the imageres.dll file in this folder.

You will see a list of Windows 10’s built-in icons. Select the one that you want to use and click OK. Even though this file is for 32-bit operating system, it will work on a 64-bit system. See following image:

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Browse or use Windows 10 stock icons

To save your settings, click Apply and then select OK. Refer to below image for my final desktop and taskbar shortcuts:

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Your finished icons on desktop and taskbar

Quote For the Day

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency”.

Bill Gates

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