shortcuts

Type Object
Mandatory No

The shortcuts member defines an array of shortcuts or links to key tasks or pages within a web app. A user agent can use these values to assemble a context menu to be displayed by the operating system when a user engages with the web app's icon. When user invokes a shortcut, the user agent will navigate to the address given by shortcut's url member.

Shortcut item values

Shortcut objects may contain the following values (only name and url are required):

Member Description
name  A string that can be displayed to the user in a context menu.
short_name A string that can be displayed where there is insufficient space to display the full name of the shortcut.
description  A string that describes the purpose of the shortcut. It may be exposed to assistive technology.
url  A URL within the application that opens when the shortcut is activated.
icons A set of icons that represent the shortcut. They can be used, e.g., in the context menu.

Examples

The following is a list of shortcuts a calendar app might have:

"shortcuts" : [
  {
    "name": "Today's agenda",
    "url": "/today",
    "description": "List of events planned for today"
  },
  {
    "name": "New event",
    "url": "/create/event"
  },
  {
    "name": "New reminder",
    "url": "/create/reminder"
  }
]

Specification

Specification Status Comment Feedback

Web App Manifest
The definition of 'shortcuts' in that specification.

Working Draft

Initial definition.

Web App Manifest Working Group drafts

Browser compatibility

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