The development direction for Google Chrome is try to promote and push the web 2.0 application to the user in order to replace the tranditional window application. So Google Chrome actaully allow us to create the shortcut for the “Application” and place it on your desktop.
The application shortcut is actually directly bring you to the web page that serve your purpose with only single tab in the browser.
For example, you may create the gmail application shortcut on your desktop in order to skip the typing of “http://www.gmail.com”.
What you need to do is first login to your gmail, select [Create Application Shortcut…] -> [Create Shortcut in the following location], you will ask to select the location either on desktop, start menu or quick launch bar -> you will find out that you have a new icon added to your selected location.
Unlike previosly how we open the gmail, now you can just click on the short cut that you just created and it will bring you to the gmail home page with the Google Chrome in full screen.
From this point of view, you may feel that Google Chrome is not just a normal browser like Firefox, or IE, but it more then that. Google Chrome try to step into our desktop by providing the better user experience on the Web 2.0.