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How to Turn Web Applications into Real Applications in Windows

If you want to use your web applications as real applications in Windows, check out these tips.


  • Step 1: Click on the small picture to the right of the address bar that looks like a piece of paper with a corner folded in.
  • Step 2: Click on "Create Application Shortcuts," then select where you wish to place the application's icon. Repeat step four to adjust the placement of your icon.
  • FACT: The first site-specific browser was launched in 2005, and was called Bubbles.
  • TIP: You can also do this very easily with Google Chrome, although it's less customizable.
  • Step 3: Adjust the position of your application icon on the desktop by clicking on it and dragging it where you want.
  • Step 4: Go to the webpage you wish to turn into an application on your Firefox browser.
  • Step 5: Go to the tools menu in Firefox and select "Convert Website to Application." Fill out the options presented to you however you wish.
  • TIP: You can choose the icon that will be used on your desktop for this application by either selecting the image from the web, or finding an image on your computer.
  • Step 6: Download an extension to Firefox called Prism from their website.

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