Query: Somebody instructed me that you could flip an atypical web site right into a Home windows program. In different phrases, it ought to behave like an software and you must be capable of create a shortcut on the taskbar. The browser menus ought to disappear and you must solely see the positioning itself. Is it true? Can I do this? If that’s the case, how do I do it?
Reply: Sure, that’s right—at the very least for some websites. That is referred to as a progressive net app (PWA), and simply as you describe, the positioning will behave like a program in your pc.
For instance, say you need to flip Google Maps into an online app. On this case, you’d do that.
Open your browser, comparable to Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Navigate to maps.google.com such as you normally would and click on on the three dots within the top-right nook.
In Chrome, choose Set up Google Maps and in Edge, click on on Apps > Set up Google Maps. You can too use the set up shortcut that seems on the precise aspect of your browser’s deal with window.
Faucet on Set up within the window that seems. In the event you’re utilizing Chrome, the positioning will now open in a brand new, minimized window. In Edge, you’ll first see a settings menu the place you’ll be able to select whether or not to pin the app to the Taskbar or Begin menu, and whether or not you need to create a desktop shortcut. You can too select whether or not it ought to begin mechanically. Make your decisions and choose Enable and the window will open.
Now you’ll be able to right-click the icon on the backside of Activity Supervisor and select to pin it (in case you didn’t achieve this within the earlier step).
To any extent further, Google Maps will open as an online app and if you wish to entry its settings, simply faucet the icon within the top-right nook.
This text was translated from Swedish to English, and initially appeared on pcforalla.se.