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petiot
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app tabs ... how can I make that work?

Hi All,

I need your help guys to solve a problem with app tabs: Once I have pinned a tab (as app tab), it does appear when I open a instance of Firefox portable.

However, if i open another instance of Firefox (without having closed the first one), the pinned tab does not show. Worst, If the instance of Firefox that does not have the pinned tab is closed last, the app tab will not show when I open Firefox again.

Anyone has an idea how to make app tabs work? I guess that having all instances of Firefox to show the pinned tabs is what I am aiming for.

Thanks in advance, Dan

PS: I am using Firefox Portable version13.0

John T. Haller
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By Design

That's the way they work. They're just a small tab pinned to the left. They work like all other tabs. You close a window, they go bye bye.

You'd need an extension to do what you want. Not sure if there is one offhand as I'm heading out the door and can't poke around at the moment.

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Hi John, sorry for the late

Hi John, sorry for the late reply.

Well, it does work for me in a way (i.e. I can pin tabs and they do show next time I open Firefox), but i know the specification about how the app tabs work is not quite clear.

However, it doesn't work if I open another Firefox window ... so i guess I just have to look for a add on or something to make that work for me.

Thanks

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App tabs are per-window only in Firefox (and other browsers, I think), so it is working as designed.

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Perhaps I can offer an

Perhaps I can offer an alternate solution. I'm assuming you're using multiple windows to be able to "group tabs". If that's the case, consider trying out Firefox's Panorama feature.

You can activate it by hitting Ctrl + Shift + E or selecting "Tab Groups" from the tabs list dropdown at the far right of the tab bar.

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Hi gluxon ... I am not sure

Hi gluxon ... I am not sure we are talking about the same thing here, but I will have a look at this add on see if i can achieve what I want.

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Part of session restore

The state of app tabs at exit is stored in your sessionstore.js file. They'll be restored as part of your previous session unless you do something to prevent it (deleting that file and its backups, for example). Opening a new window (with its new session) doesn't really init a new "instance" (meaning "process"), but the last window closed does save its session, which overwrites a previously closed window's session.

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