I was looking around for an extension for Chromium that would perform as Firefox deskCut
AddOn. I ran across this article while searching. Turns out the functionality is built in!! That's cheating!! Way too easy!!!
I'm running Chromium 11.0.686.0 and instead of a Star on the left of the Address Bar as shown in the article, it has some round thingy. I can't tell if it's supposed to be a smiling face or a soccer ball or what, but it works. Highlight url in the Address Bar then drag the ball onto the desktop. You get a Chrome/Chromium icon shortcut that browses to that page when double-clicked.http://www.tothepc.c...chrome-by-drag-drop/
edit: I've tried this in Windows7. Judging by comments for the article, it may not work on Mac or Linux.