How do you launch a Chrome extension without going to the app store?

This update was a bit annoying. You can see it at chrome://apps/. For a quicker way to access it, you can:

  • install the Chrome App Launcher, then
  • add a shortcut on your taskbar.

You can now easily open the app.

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As described in help page on how to Use the New Tab page, you can click the "Apps" button in the top left corner of the new tab page (#3 below).

New Tab Page

You can now go in to chrome://apps/ and right click the app. There you can create a short to the desktop