Create a Chrome app for the Service Fabric Explorer

a year ago

The new web based fabric explorer has a much nicer interface than the old desktop application. However we’ve lost the ability to pin it to the taskbar for quick shortcuts win+n and having it as a chrome tab is less convenient than its own window.

Thankfully Chrome can help with that. Open the fabric explorer:


Create the desktop app:

More tools -> Create application shortcuts

Then you can pin it to the taskbar as you would normally. You’ll get a window with all the extra Chrome removed.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the default windows taskbar keyboard shortcuts. I have it
pinned as the fourth taskbar item, so its quick to switch using win+4.

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