In this article, I will be showing you how to put apps on desktop in Chromebook, which is also known as a pin to shelf. If you have been looking for ways to make your Chromebook aesthetic enough and cool for your usage, then this post is just for you.
The best way to increase your productivity while using your laptop or any PC is to add the apps you frequently use to your desktop. By doing this, you can quickly launch them when you want to make use of them. If you are using ChromeOS, and you are looking for how to put apps on desktop in Chromebook, you can follow the steps below to achieve it easily.
How to Put Apps on Desktop in Chromebook
How do I put icons on my Chromebook desktop? This is a similar question most ChromeOS users ask. Well, the answer is quite the same, but let me make something clear enough before we proceed with the steps.
Chromebooks have a desktop, but you cannot put any apps or icons on it just like that. Though technically, you cannot add apps to your Chromebook desktop, you can pin them to the shelf in order to access them quicker. The shelf is actually a row of apps located at the bottom of the screen. You can see it as an equivalent of the Windows taskbar.
Follow the steps below to pin apps to your Chromebook shelf.
- Click on the “Launcher” and then select the “Up arrow”.
- Locate the app that you want to add to your Shelf.
- Right-click on the app icon and select “Pin to Shelf”
- Your app should now be visible on the Shelf at the bottom of your screen.
After this, you can then arrange the apps as you want them to be. All you need to do is to select and hold the app you want to move, and simply drag it to a new position. Finally, release the mouse button to drop the app to its new position.
To remove an app from your Chromebook shelf, right-click on it, and select “Unpin”. The app will disappear from the shelf instantly.
How to Pin Website to Shelf on Chromebook
If you visit a website often, you can pin it to your shelf in order to access it quicker. Just follow the steps below to achieve that.
- First, launch Chrome and open the webpage you want to pin.
- Select “More”, and click on “More tool”
- Then select “Create shortcut”
- Right-click the shortcut icon and select “Pin to shelf”
NOTE: you can also hide the shelf of your Chromebook If you prefer a minimalist, clutter-free desktop. To achieve this, right-click on the Shelf and select “Autohide shelf”. To see your apps, just move the pointer to the side of the screen.
Reading this article to this stage, you must have learned how to put apps on desktop in Chromebook. You should also know by now that you cannot add apps to your Chromebook desktop just the way you can on Windows. Pinning them to shelf is the best way to access them quicker. Tell us in the comment section if you have tried this out and it worked for you. Also, feel free to share this post with your friends on various social media.