An alternative is to un-maximize Chrome so that you can see a part of your desktop, then drag-and-drop the favicon (the icon located in the left corner of the address bar) to your desktop. It's a fairly universally-supported option for creating such quick shortcuts. Unfortunately, Chrome is still catching up to most other browsers in terms of functionality, so the 'little things' can become a little harder.
I used IE for ages and got to love it. But Chrome is my new love - so far. What I really miss is the IE screen shortcut - just click 'file', then 'send to', then 'to desktop as a shortcut' and there's your page, safe for when you want it next.
Now I know you can bookmark pages into 'favourites' and 'downloads' and all this stuff, but I'm in love absolutely with my screen shortcut and nothing else works for me.
For high tech stuff I'm as thick as a brick, so can any kind person walk me through how to do this on Chrome?