PermaTab helps Pinned Tabs become more useful by (1) Re-opening your pinned tabs when you open your browser (2) Re-opening pinned tabs immediately when you close them and (3) Deduplicating pinned tabs with the same URL.

What is PermaTab?
PermaTab is a Firefox add-on that helps make pinned tabs more useful. It reopens pinned tabs on browser startup, reopens accidentally closed pinned tabs, and eliminates duplicate pinned tabs with the same URL.
Users: 47 ▲ 1
Rating: 4.20 (5)
Version: 0.1.2 (Last updated: 2019-10-15)
Creation date: 2019-10-14
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • storage
  • sessions
Size: 43.41K
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Have you ever wanted a tab to be 'always open' in your web browser? For me, I need my calendar, to-do list, and company chat app open all of the time. The browser's built in method to do this is 'Pinned Tabs'. However, I've found pinned tabs to be insufficient in some areas. This extension fixes that.

  • When your browser closes, or crashes unexpectedly, sometimes, your pinned tabs aren't saved. While we can't do anything about the 'state' stored in those pages, this extension will remember those URLs and re-open them next time you start your browser.
  • If you've used pinned tabs before, you'll note it's pretty easy to close them accidentally, as part of your regular browsing habits (either by right clicking and closing, or by using the hotkey to close a tab). When you do that, this extension will re-open the page in a new pinned tab.
  • As a consequence of the features above, when your browser restores a previous session, it's possible to get duplicate pinned tabs. This is solved by eliminating pinned tabs that have a matching URL when a new pinned tab is opened. Currently, there isn't a setting to turn this off. Let me know if you guys would like one.
Privacy is to be respected, so all work done by this extension is performed locally in your web browser.
User reviews
by igorlogius, 2023-05-25
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Risk impact

PermaTab may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

PermaTab has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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