I need a cross-platform command line tool that can open a website ( in a window.

Obviously Chrome and other browsers can do this. However, I need the window to be only the content of the website. In other words, there is no such thing as an address bar, or a back/forward button, or a bookmarks feature, etc. It's just a window showing the contents of

As a Java programmer, I can achieve this using JavaFX. I can make a window and put a WebView in it and done. The problem with this approach is that JavaFX' WebView has bad performance in regards to intensive use of the HTML5 canvas (which I need).

In an ideal world, I would like to use Chrome without any of its interface. So the command line call would be like


The website at contains an HTML5 canvas and is drawing lots of stuff with javascript.

I am also aware of https://bitbucket.org/chromiumembedded/cef. However, I feel it is overkill for my simple purposes. Also, the builds I make with it are huge (like 400MB+).

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I think that what you are looking for is to be found as chrome.app.frameless app window.

  • No Frame, title, etc.
  • Full HTML5 Support.
  • Free
  • Cross-platform
  • Source on GitHub

Demo Window. App Demo

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