You don't have to open your web-browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari) to use the browser-based Trader Workstation. You could have a desktop shortcut for it, the same way it is for the standalone version. The icon will be in a different color than the one for the standalone, so that you could have both shortcuts.
Follow the instructions in this movie to have the ease of login of the standalone version and the convenience of the browser based platform right on your Desktop.
This movie is destined to users with the Windows operating systems.
How to create an Adjustable Stop order
How to create a Pegged to Market order
How to create a Pegged to Midpoint order
How to enter Volatility orders from a volatility page on Trader Workstation
How to enter a trailing limit if touched order
Hot to enter a trailing market if touched order
How to enable trading outside of regular trading hours on the Trader Workstation
How to enter a Relative / Pegged to Primary order
How to enter a Pegged to Stock order