Locking Pinned Tabs



  • I know this was requested a long time ago but I have moved from firefox and I find it a nuisance that a pinned tab isn't really pinned. In firefox if you have pinned gmail and are in that tab and you open calendar it opens in a new tab, not the pinned tab. I guess I will be advised to press back but what is the point of pinned tabs if they are not really pinned to the url?



  • Ideally be able to define a domain/website/path/... which is allowed to change or forces a switch of tabs/windows...



  • @spinnekop said in Locking pinned tabs:

    what is the point of pinned tabs if they are not really pinned to the url?

    The point is to stop them being closed by accident (and to save some space, but that can be done with stacking). If I want to open a link in a new tab, then I will use the appropriate shortcut for that: Shift+Click, GestureDown, Middle-click or whatever.

    I would find it too restricting to not be able to navigate in pinned tabs, but then that's why we have options and feature requests.

    I agree with the idea of Restoring Pinned Tabs on Startup .



  • @morg42 said in Locking pinned tabs:

    Ideally be able to define a domain/website/path/... which is allowed to change or forces a switch of tabs/windows...

    I also dreamed about such an option long ago. It's easy to forget that you don't want to go away from some page and just click a link with the left button instead of opening it in a new tab.

    There could be a separate option - "lock tab". If it is enabled then all links on that tab will be opened in new tabs, no matter whether this tab is pinned or not.



  • I created a mod for this: https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/30957/tab-lock. It doesn't handle pinned tabs like requested, but you can load it as page action in any tab.



  • I have my webmail as a pinned tab in the browser.
    Sometimes I go into the tab to look at my mail and then accidently change the URL of this tab, which I don't want.
    Is it possible to remove the addressbar in pinned tab, so it is not possible to change the URL?
    Thanks!



  • @tpouwels said in Locking Pinned Tabs:

    I have my webmail as a pinned tab in the browser.
    Sometimes I go into the tab to look at my mail and then accidently change the URL of this tab, which I don't want.
    Is it possible to remove the addressbar in pinned tab, so it is not possible to change the URL?
    Thanks!

    I think it's better to just disable address bar in this case



  • @tpouwels Even without an address bar it is easy to navigate to another page by clicking a link or opening a bookmark.



  • @pesala said in Locking Pinned Tabs:

    @tpouwels Even without an address bar it is easy to navigate to another page by clicking a link or opening a bookmark.

    Yes! The best approach would be that of @Morg42 : Limit the pinned tab to within a specific domain or URL. If you click on a link which is outside the domain/URL, it should be opened in a new tab. In that way, the pinned tab would remain within the domain or URL.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    This could be done as a setting with three different options:

    1. Allow free navigation in pinned tabs (i.e. no lock).
    2. Only allow navigation within domain (external links open new tabs).
    3. Prevent all navigation (all links open new tabs).


  • I think it would be best just to have locked tabs and pinned tabs. Locked tabs would open new links or a new URL in a new tab.

    Safari does this already. It combines both ideas, and I love it. I have pinned tabs for gmail, gmaps, pubmed, etc. If I use the address bar with a pinned tab active, it simply opens up a new tab to that address and leaves the pinned tab alone. If I click a link in the pinned tab it does the same thing. I don't see the point of having a pinned tab that can be changed. Makes it much less useful.


 

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