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Pro tip: Open C3 in app mode.

  • I wont be using chrome for anything except C3. So here's a tip on how to create an app shortcut that takes you directly to C3 editor in app mode.

    For PC (Easy Way)

    Edit: Added the easy way suggested by jonathanw12

    1. Go to editor.construct.net

    2. Click the 3 dots in top right corner.

    3. Select more tools > add to desktop. (open as window)

    For PC - if you want to use more advanced command line switches.

    1. Create a new shortcut on your desktop.

    2. Click browse to locate chrome.

    (usually in "C:\program files\google\crhome\applications\chrome.exe)

    3. add. '--app=http://editor.construct.net' after the file location.

    4. Link should look like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --app=http://editor.construct.net

    5. Click next and name the shortcut. (You can probably add your customized icon as well)

    wholla! now you can use C3 in app mode, without annoying address bars etc.

    For MAC using script editor

    Mac doesn't support creating an icon the easy way like on PC, or adding command line switches to aliases and shortcuts, but you can create your own launch script.

    1. Open Script editor.

    2. Paste this.

    do shell script "/Applications/Google\\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\\ Chrome --app=http://editor.construct.net & killall applet"[/code:1ailyfkx]
    3. File > Save ... chose file format as application and save to desktop or where you want.
    4. Double click this icon to run C3 in appmode.
    
    To change the icon to C3 icon you can use this Method.
    [url]https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19073?locale=en_US/[/url]
    
    Files to use for icon can be found here: (I picked out 3 suitable icons from the official press kit)
    [url]https://www.dropbox.com/s/temo790mlxnxjhs/C3_icon.zip?dl=0[/url]
    
    or in the full Press kit here: 
    [url]https://www.construct.net/mt/downloads/press-kit.zip[/url]
    
    Here's a link to a nice tool for creating icon files if needed. Thanks for the link 

    skozax[/p] [url]https://iconverticons.com/online[/url][/p] [/p] [b]Linux:[/b][/p] google-chrome --app=http://editor.construct.net[/p] [/p] [b]Other useful chrome command line switches can be found here: [/b][/p] [url]http://www.ghacks.net/2013/10/06/list-useful-google-chrome-command-line-switches/[/url][/p] or here[/p] [url]http://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/[/url][/p] [/p] Enjoy and have fun!

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  • There is an easy way to autogenerate the link and add it to the desktop for this as well. Click the three dots at the top right, click more tools and click add to desktop.

  • There is an easy way to autogenerate the link and add it to the desktop for this as well. Click the three dots at the top right, click more tools and click add to desktop.

    Ahhh that was easy ....including icon and everything. you learn new things every day.

  • Thanks!

  • Yeah, I did that too.

    But I thought this was a common thing.

  • Yeah, I did that too.

    But I thought this was a common thing.

    That's cause you're such a pro. Persona FTW!

  • '--kiosk' mode can also be used instead off '--app' for pure fullscreen. Removes titlebar and taskbar completely. Not very user friendly in my opinion but maybe good for those with a second screen, or recording tutorials.

  • > Yeah, I did that too.

    > But I thought this was a common thing.

    >

    That's cause you're such a pro. Persona FTW!

    No, I'm not a pro. I'm just an intermediate. There was a tutorial about this for your apps in chrome.

    For easy preview. I'm just surprised that's all.

  • I think adding it to desktop through the More Tools menu is much easier and looks like an app when you launch it. Good job typing all that though!

  • >

    > > Yeah, I did that too.

    > > But I thought this was a common thing.

    > >

    >

    > That's cause you're such a pro. Persona FTW!

    >

    No, I'm not a pro. I'm just an intermediate. There was a tutorial about this for your apps in chrome.

    For easy preview.

    I was kiddin' ya, Chidori Yoshino

  • I think adding it to desktop through the More Tools menu is much easier and looks like an app when you launch it. Good job typing all that though!

    Haha. Lot easier.... I don't really use chrome normally so I had no idea about that feature.

  • I can't get this to work on the Mac...the whole "more tools" menu doesn't have the add to desktop functionality like on the PC. Any other way to get this to run on the Mac without the all the bars and stuff?

  • tunepunk - Can you also add that the same rule applies to android phones...? It looks cool on phone too and no need for typing the address everytime though there's still the status bar but you can still set it to fullscreen mode.

  • Thank you

  • tunepunk - Can you also add that the same rule applies to android phones...? It looks cool on phone too and no need for typing the address everytime though there's still the status bar but you can still set it to fullscreen mode.

    I'm not sure it can be done on phones. I know you can save a icon in your launcher, but if you want to remove the address bar maybe this link will help out, but it seems it's something Ashley have to configure in the meta tags of the mobile version. Not sure.

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21018750/add-to-homescreen-button-in-android-does-not-show-website-as-a-web-app

    <meta name="mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">

    The name attribute MUST be "mobile-web-app-capable" and the content attribute must be "yes" (case in-sensitive). If there is any other value in the content attribute the web app will be added as a regular bookmark.

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