How to add taskbar icons for the Companions

Currently, there is no automated way to create the appropriate taskbar icons that can be used to open Google Drive or Google Docs from a Companion taskbar icon.

However, it is easy to create one manually.

We will describe here how you can create a taskbar icon that can be used to open Google Drive in a popup and that will also be used when Drive Windows are opened through the Drive Companion extension.

Note: the same applies to the other Companions (Docs, Sheets, …)

  1. Open a Google Drive window in Chrome with the extension enabled
  2. When the popup is shown, you should see a new taskbar item with the Google Drive icon
  3. Right-click on it and select Pin to taskbar
    Screenshot 1
  4. Right-click on the taskbar icon and then right-click in the popup menu on Drive Companion
    Screenshot 2
  5. Click on Properties
  6. In the Target, you should see a text starting with -api:xxxx (long number)
    Screenshot 3
  7. Replace this -api:xxx text with the URL of the service, drive.google.com
    Screenshot 4
  8. You are done.