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Use Mozilla Prism to add web apps to your desktop

Oct 18, 2010, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sukrit Dhandhania)

"Mozilla Prism lets you run web apps in their own desktop window allowing a certain degree of freedom compared to running the app in a web browser, while restricting crashes to the app's window. Follow Sukrit's step-by-step guide to find out just how easy it is...

"Prism is an open source project from the Mozilla team that allows you to run web applications in standard windows, just like desktop applications. They get their own icon and can be launched directly from the Ubuntu menu. Application crashes are restricted to the window they are running in. Prism comes in two different flavours: for the desktop and as an extension for Firefox. Let's take a look at both.

"1. What is Mozilla Prism?Use Mozilla Prism to add web apps to your desktop

"Mozilla Prism is what is referred to as a 'single-site browser'. It is a web browser implementation that allows web applications to be integrated with a traditional desktop and act like native applications. Launching a web app using Prism is done in the same way as launching an application installed on your computer, from the Applications or Start menu."

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