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How to Pin Website to your Chromebook Shelf

A Chromebook shelf is a function that enables users to easily access their favourite websites and apps. Similar to the taskbar on Windows or the Dock on a Mac, it is a bar that is found at the bottom of the screen. You can pin frequently used apps and a website for quick access from the Chromebook shelf.

Here is a guide on; how to pin your favourite website as an App on your Chromebook Shelf. ChromeOS allows you to add a website as a Progressive Web App (PWA) on your Chromebook. Read this guide till the end to find out how to pin a website on Shelf.

How to Pin Website to your Chromebook Shelf

The shelf is designed to be a convenient and efficient way to access your most frequently used apps and websites without having to search through your app launcher or browser. Here are the steps you can follow to pin the websites to the Chromebook shelf:

Step 1: Open the Google Chrome browser, then visit the website you want to pin to the Chromebook Shelf as an application.

Step 2: After that, select the three-dot menu in the upper right corner. Here, you will get the context menu. Hover over the “More Tools” menu and select the “Create Shortcut” option.

Accessing Create Shortcut Settings on Chrome

Step 3: A dialog box will appear. Here, name your shortcut and click on the “Open as Window” checkbox. Enabling this feature would always open your website shortcut in a separate window. After that, click on the “Create” button.

Screenshot Showing you to Name your Shortcut on Chrome

Step 4: The website shortcut will be added to the “App Drawer.” You can use it, to open the website.

Step 5: To pin the website shortcut to the shelf, right-click on it and select the “Pin to Shelf” option from the context menu.

Context Menu with Highlighted Pin to Shelf Option


That’s it; this is how you can pin a website to your Chromebook Shelf. Do you know? You can also auto-hide the shelf on Chromebook. For that, you can follow our linked guide. You also can check out our Chromebook troubleshooting guide if you are new to Chromebook and Chrome OS. 

I hope this Chromebook guide was helpful to you. If you liked the article, share it with your friends. If you have some suggestions or doubts, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section. We are always there to assist you.

Ajoy Kumar
Ajoy Kumarhttps://thechromeguide.com
I love using Chromebook. So, I created TheChromeGuide.com to share my knowledge of ChromeOS, Chrome and Chromecast.
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