How to Add a Website to Your Chromebook Shelf

Create website shortcuts on Chrome OS

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The Chromebook shelf is located at the bottom of the screen by default. Like the Windows taskbar and the Mac dock, it houses an app launcher as well as shortcuts to some of your most commonly used apps. You can also add website shortcuts to your Chromebook shelf.

Instructions in this article apply to laptops running Chrome OS.

How to Put a Website on the Chromebook Menu Bar

To add website shortcuts to your Chromebook shelf:

  1. Navigate to the web page in the Chrome browser, then select the Menu icon in the top-right corner and select More tools > Create Shortcut.

    Navigate to the web page in the Chrome browser, then select the Menu icon in the top-right corner and select More tools > Create Shortcut.
  2. Edit the shortcut description to your liking and select Create in the pop-up window.

    If you want the shortcut to always open the website in a new browser window, check the box beside Open as window.

    Edit the shortcut description to your liking and select Create in the pop-up window.
  3. Your new shortcut will immediately be visible in your Chromebook shelf. To delete the shortcut, right-click it and select Unpin.

    To delete the shortcut, right-click it and select Unpin.

How to Customize the Chromebook Shelf

There are a few other ways you can customize your shelf. For example, to change the location of the Chromebook shelf, right-click it and select Shelf position from the menu that appears.

To change the location of the Chromebook shelf, right-click it and select Shelf position.

You will also see an option for Autohide shelf or Always show shelf, depending on which one is currently active. When Autohide shelf is selected, the shelf will disappear whenever you click on an app or a web page. To reveal the shelf, move your mouse to the bottom of the screen (or whichever side the self is positioned).