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Is it possible to create a shortcut to a web page on the desktop from Google Chrome? I remember that Internet Explorer had a feature like this, does it exist in Chrome as well?

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Yes. Just drag the globe in the left-hand corner of the omnibar to your desktop

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On Ubuntu 12.04, this appears to create a full copy of the webpage, and not a shortcut to the web page. Is this how it's supposed to work? – Anderson Green Jul 11 '12 at 15:25
Well that's weird (works in windows, which isn't saying much); it's supposed to just be a shortcut to the url itself. Are you using chromomium or google-chrome? (they have subtle differences). I'll check on my Mageira in a sec – qweet Jul 11 '12 at 15:27
I'm using google-chrome. BTW, what's a Mageira? – Anderson Green Jul 11 '12 at 15:40
Different linux flavour (don't worry about it). Anyway; when I drag-drop to desktop it gives me the option to link, copy or move. Dunno why it's different for you D: – qweet Jul 11 '12 at 15:45
When I drag and drop it onto the desktop, it creates a file that contains a copy of web page's source (basically, a local copy of the web page). I'm surprised that it works correctly on Windows but not on Ubuntu (or Linux Mint). – Anderson Green Dec 30 '12 at 7:56

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