Pin Tabs

Pin Tabs

Pins homepage URLs as tabs

What is Pin Tabs?

Pin Tabs is a Firefox add-on that enables users to have their homepages as pinned tabs when they start Firefox. It changes the homepage tabs to be pinned tabs and includes a toolbar button to pin all existing tabs. This add-on is inspired by the App Tab Initializer plugin.

Stats date:
By: Thomas
Users: 57 ▼ -2
Rating: 3.67 (6)
Version: 1.0.0 (Last updated: 2017-11-29)
Creation date: 2017-11-29
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
Size: 7.49K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This extension is for users that want their homepages as pinned tabs when they start Firefox.

Firefox will normally remember and restore tabs that are pinned. However, if you have Firefox set to clear the browsing history when Firefox closes, all the tabs (pinned or not) are forgotten.

This extension will change the homepage tabs that are opened to be pinned tabs. The tabs are changed in order as they are loaded so the pinned tabs remain in the same order.

Any tabs that start with "about:" are skipped. This allows a homepage entry of "about:blank" or "about:newtab" to be set and left as a regular tab.

The extension also includes a navbar button that will pin all existing tabs (except for tabs starting with "about:").

This extension was inspired by the App Tab Initializer plugin.

User reviews
by maltejur, 2023-05-04
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Risk impact

Pin Tabs 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

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

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