How to add a custom Web Store shortcut in Chrome [Tip]

In Chrome, you can assign shortcuts to various tools, pages and apps. By using a shortcut, you can easily go to your desired app in just a few clicks. Not only does it help you save time, it also helps you accomplish your tasks without going through a lot of hassle.

Speaking of which, Chrome has made it easier for you to access your web apps through its app launcher. In the app launcher, there’s also a quick link to the Chrome Web Store. Now, what if you want to add a shortcut icon to the Web Store to your browser’s omnibox? Is that even possible?

Well, in this post, you will learn some quick and easy steps on how add a custom Web Store shortcut in Chrome.

Method One – add a Web Store shortcut icon to your omnibox

  • On your Chrome web browser, go to Web Store then download and install the extension called “Chrome Web Store Launcher”.
  • Once installed, the extension will automatically add a shortcut icon to the Web Store to your browser’s omnibox (look at the right portion of your address bar).

Web Store shortcut omnibox

  • Click on the shortcut to set and select your Web Store app favorites. You can also use the extension to search and launch your installed apps.
  • If you want to search the Web Store for more interesting apps and extensions, just type your query on the search box that’s located on the bottom-most section of the popup window. Don’t forget to click the “Search” button. The results for your query will be displayed on a new tab.

Method Two – add a Web Store shortcut to your desktop, start menu and taskbar

  • On your Chrome web browser, open your Chrome App Launcher or simply type chrome://apps on your address bar then press “Enter”.
  • On your apps page, look for the Web Store icon then right-click on it. On the list of options, select “Create Shortcuts”.

Web Store create shortcut

  • You will then be prompted to create an app shortcut for Web Store. The said shortcut/s will be added to your desktop, start menu and taskbar. Just click the locations that you want. Once you’re done, click the “Create” button.

Web Store create shortcut b

That’s it. The shortcuts that you’ve created will be automatically placed to their respective locations.

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