Does anyone else here use the Chrome Application Shortcut feature of Chrome on the desktop? I've been using it since it was introduced. In essence, it opens a frameless web browser window, where a site works on its own more like an application rather than being a site in a browser. If the site is designed well enough (with well laid out breadcrumbs and/or navigation), I've found I don't miss any of the browser controls. As I sit here writing this, I have four different XF forums open in these types of windows, along with two Gmails, a G+, and a couple of other sites.
With Chrome Beta 31, the "add to homescreen" feature also has the functionality of giving a site a frameless window. Google is gearing this toward having a site be a "web app" if it is coded properly. (They mention other sites/apps currently out there doing essentially the same thing using HTML5.) To activate the feature, you only need add the following to the <head > tag of your site:
<meta name="mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">
This has potential...