If you’re an avid Chrome user like we are, then you may be using the little known feature of adding shortcut links for commonly used sites and having it open as its own distinct window.


If not, this is how its done:

  1. Go to the website you’d like to create a shortcut for
  2. Click on the three dots on the right side of the address window
  3. Once the menu is open,  go to more tools – add to desktop
  4. When the window pops up, be sure to check off on “Open as Window”
  5. Voila! Now, whenever you open that site it will open in its own container.


The issue one of our team members recently came across with is that after an uninstall and reinstall of Chrome, the newly created shortcuts would not open.

Despite deleting the application data associated with the old version of Chrome, it was not registering any previous site created – but would work with new sites that had been saved in this manner.



How to fix this issue?

  1. Go to address field on Chrome, type in “chrome://apps” and enter.
  2. You’ll be presented with a list of apps that Chrome recognizes.
  3. Right click on any icon that is not opening correctly and choose “Remove from Chrome”
  4. Finally, recreate the shortcut using the steps above and you’ll be back in business.
    Hope this helps and saves the time that it took for us to figure this out.




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