Mozilla Prism Beta Easily Converts Websites and Web Apps into Desktop Apps

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Mozilla Prism Beta Easily Converts Websites and Web Apps into Desktop Apps

by Jim Rapoza

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Easy Conversion

With the Prism Firefox extension, turning a Website into a desktop application requires only that users choose Convert Website to Application from the Tools menu in Firefox.

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App Options

After choosing a site to convert into a Prism desktop application, users are given several options, including where application icons will appear. The Prism beta also now automatically pulls an application icon from the Website.

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Access Outside Browser

Once a site has been converted into a desktop application by Prism, users can access the app outside of their browser and without the traditional browser UI elements.

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Multiple Means of Access

A Website that has been converted into a Prism desktop application can be accessed in multiple ways, such as through the Windows Quick Start tab, and can also be launched on startup of the operating system.

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Getting Prism

The Prism beta can be found at prism.mozilla.com and can be installed as a stand-alone application or as a Firefox extension.

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