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Opening a new tab in Chrome gives me a panel of shortcut icons like Gmail, Calendar, etc. Other shortcuts can be added by installing applications from the Store.

I want a link to Google Plus there, but can't find it on the Store. How do I add it manually? Do I have to create a new application?

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There are two panels: Recent and apps.1 If you're looking at "Recent" you just need to visit Google+ more often so that it appears. If you're looking to add to the apps section then the Google+ Chrome extension is what you want.

1 Well, there can be a bunch of panels if you've installed a lot of apps, but there will always be the "recent" panel.

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awesome thanks. no idea how I was unable to find that extension :| – captainclam Jun 27 '13 at 20:51
  1. Open the website you want to have shortcut to.
  2. Open a new tab, so you can see other shortcuts.
  3. Get back to the tab with the website you want to add.

Now it's a little tricky:

There's a website icon on the left side of the addressbar. Start dragging it. First, drag it over the empty tab and wait a second, Chrome will switch to that tab. Don't release the mouse button, move it over other shortcuts and then drop it. A new shortcut should appear.

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neat trick, thanks! – captainclam Jun 28 '13 at 8:52

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