Pin Tabs in Firefox With Pin Tab Extension
By on November 4th, 2009

Opera has had the ability to lock tabs for a long time. Recently, Google Chrome added the option to Pin Tabs. And now you can do the same in Firefox, thanks to an extension called Pin Tab.

Pin Tab closely emulates Google Chrome’s implementation. Pinning a tab removes the close button and faviconizes it, i.e. page title is hidden. If you click on a link or type a URL in the awesome bar of a pinned tab, the requested page will be automatically opened in a new tab. You can also pin tabs by simply dragging them to the left of already pinned tabs.

Pin-Tabs-Firefox

Techie Buzz Verdict

The ability to lock tabs is one of the basic features Firefox should have out of the box. Pin Tab works mostly as advertised. The only problem I encountered while testing was that, pinned tabs weren’t automatically shifted to the left, as promised. However, bugs are to be expected, since Pin Tabs is currently an experimental add-on which is still in early phases of its development.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3/5 (Good)

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  • Llulu

    The Tab Mix Plus addon has been around for awhile has a ‘Protect Tab’ option that does the same thing.

 
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