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Creating website shortcuts in Chrome through ⋮ > More tools > Create shortcut... creates an extension, with a manifest at ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Extensions/xxx...xxx/###...###/manifest.json:

{
   "app": {
      ...
      "launch": {
         "web_url": "https://www.google.com/"
      }
      ...
   }
   ...
}

Editing the "app"."launch"."web_url" key does not change the target. Is the 'true' manifest stored somewhere else? Is it cached somewhere? How can I edit the URL target (other than by creating a new shortcut)?

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  • Just to explain the reasoning behind the question, I'd like to link to a redirect URL, so I can't use the UI to create a shortcut - it won't be to the URL I want but to its redirect target.
    – speedstyle
    Commented Apr 28, 2019 at 20:13
  • Related superuser.com/q/1588128/152004
    – Wicket
    Commented Feb 18, 2023 at 23:42

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