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How do I start Google Chrome in application mode?

What I want is to surf to a website, such as www.facebook.com, directly without borders or address bar, etc.

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The easiest way is to browse to the website in Chrome, and then follow these steps:

  1. Click the page menu.

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  2. Select Tools > Create application shortcuts.
  3. In the Gears dialog box, select the checkboxes for the locations where you want shortcuts to be placed.
  4. Click OK.

The other way is from the command line:

"path\to\chrome\chrome.exe" --app=http://facebook.com
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Looks like easiest way change since this was initially posted and requires a change in chrome flags now : productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/3A5ZTe-HrVE – ROunofF Nov 2 '15 at 1:16

If you are on mac it is a little more involved; however Lifehacker has an article with a script that I just checked (May 9, 2013) and it works.

http://lifehacker.com/5611711/create-application-shortcuts-in-google-chrome-for-mac-with-a-shell-script

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