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I want to use Prism, but I don't want to use Firefox. Is there some similiar technology to Prism, based on Chromium instead of Firefox?

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I'm not sure about Chromium, but it can be done in Chrome. Go to the page that you want and then Spanner/Wrench>Tools>Create Application Shortcuts. It gives you the options to add to the Desktop and/or Menu. –  arochester Dec 7 '10 at 19:45
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Chrome and Chromium have this functionality built-in. They call it Application Shortcuts. Instructions to use it are here.

  • Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
  • Select Tools.
  • Select Create application shortcuts.
  • In the Gears dialog the appears, select the checkboxes for the locations where you want shortcuts to be placed.
  • Click OK.
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Thanks four your answer. I can remember now... I used that Chromium option some months ago. :-) –  1passenger Dec 7 '10 at 20:14
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If you wish to create a separate environment for a specific browser application, just create a directory for user data, then edit a desktop shortcut and add a directive: --user-data-dir=DIR (see chromium -h or man chromium)

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This is not true: for instance, when creating such an application link in chrome for e.g. multiple gmail accounts, the environment is not isolated. If you relog to another google mail account, the link doesn't point to the right one. Prism will be the only one to completely isolate all websites (cookies, etc...).

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