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Should TO remember if a tab was pinned?

Kyle Milnes 7 years ago • updated by James Maheux 5 years ago 5

Per subject, as of writing, To doesn't restore tabs as pinned (if they were previously pinned).

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It is by design. When TO moves or restore pined tabs it unpin them. Restoring tabs as pinned have some far-reaching drawbacks, as they are moved by chrome to be the first tabs in the tab strip and have some other special behaviors  The best solution I found after long experiments, to numerous problems, is simple unpin tabs upon restore. Maybe need put this in option actually. Yet I am not sure it is so critical to do anything about this. If there was many votes for this I will add such option.

Personally i never use pined tabs so i even unsure how people are using them and in what practical scenarious.

Under review

It is by design. When TO moves or restore pined tabs it unpin them. Restoring tabs as pinned have some far-reaching drawbacks, as they are moved by chrome to be the first tabs in the tab strip and have some other special behaviors  The best solution I found after long experiments, to numerous problems, is simple unpin tabs upon restore. Maybe need put this in option actually. Yet I am not sure it is so critical to do anything about this. If there was many votes for this I will add such option.

Personally i never use pined tabs so i even unsure how people are using them and in what practical scenarious.

Answer
Under review

It is by design. When TO moves or restore pined tabs it unpin them. Restoring tabs as pinned have some far-reaching drawbacks, as they are moved by chrome to be the first tabs in the tab strip and have some other special behaviors  The best solution I found after long experiments, to numerous problems, is simple unpin tabs upon restore. Maybe need put this in option actually. Yet I am not sure it is so critical to do anything about this. If there was many votes for this I will add such option.

Personally i never use pined tabs so i even unsure how people are using them and in what practical scenarious.

Thanks for the info, some things to note about pinned tabs

  1. In recent Chrome builds, pinned tabs are restored on start up (I can see this conflicting with TO?) even if your setting is: "Open the new tab page"
  2. Pinned tabs are nice a small, just showing the favicon
TO makes the need for pin tabs somewhat redundant, but point 1 should probably be considered for bugs/compatibly?

I'd love to have the tabs remember their pinned/normal status. Some tabs in each window I open are always pinned because I always need them to be open. Rest of the tabs come and go.

Quite an old post, but I still don't see this option in the settings. I love everything about TO but this feature is required for me. I always have all my "Working tabs" (mail, Jira, Gerrit, Toggl...) pinned so I have more place to see my search tabs. Any chances to see this feature coming along in a future version?