How to create a Proton Mail shortcut on your desktop

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If you use Chrome or Brave browser, you can access Proton Mail directly from your desktop. By creating a shortcut on your desktop, you can quickly open Proton Mail in “window mode” — a browser window for your mailbox that looks much like a desktop app.

This article describes how to create a Proton Mail desktop shortcut. These instructions apply to both Windows and macOS.

First, log in to your account at mail.proton.me(new window).

Once you are logged in, click on the browser menu (three vertical dots in the upper right corner) and select More tools > Create Shortcut.

Create shortcut

Next, enter a name for your shortcut and choose the option to Open as window.

Name shortcut

Once you create the shortcut, you can pin it in your Taskbar (Windows), Dock (macOS and Linux), or Panel (Linux) for easier access.

Place in Dock or Taskbar

The shortcut will allow you to access your account in windowed mode with a single click.

Thanks to the persistent SSO (single sign-on)(new window) for the Proton Mail beta web app, your session remains active even after closing the window unless you explicitly log out of your account.

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