Pin Unpin Tab Version History

7 versions

Be careful with old versions!

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Version 3.2 11.8 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

Bug fixes for long left-click approach:
- Now, the add-on is triggered only on long left mouse click/tap; operations through other mouse buttons are ignored.
- Add-on is not triggered when one or more of the modified keys (ctrl, alt, shift) are depressed. So, actions like ctrl+leftclick to open in new tab, shift+leftclick to open in new window, alt+leftpress to move the window can be carried out without hindrance.

Version 3.1 11.4 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

Now, the add-on ignores mouse movement during long click so that the tab does not pin/unpin during activities like text selection or drag-and-drop.

Version 3.0 9.5 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

- Now you can pin or unpin a tab by a long, left click anywhere on the webpage. This approach can be disabled in the add-on preferences. Also, the minimum time to hold down the click can be customized there. This is an arguably more efficient alternative to the no longer possible (due to WebExtensions technology limitations) 'double-click on tab'.
- A new icon, which is also compatible with the default light and dark themes of Firefox.
- I have added screenshots to demonstrate the most efficient locations to place the add-on icon.

Version 2.0 13.2 KiB Works with Firefox 48.0 and later


Pin Unpin Tab is a Firefox WebExtension that toggles the pinned status of the active tab.

Currently, the add-on provides the following methods:
1. Keyboard shortcut 'Alt-P'
2. A click on the pin icon on browser toolbar

Planned Enhancements

This section lists the enhancements I have in mind. Though I am not sure if the WebExtension API possesses the required capabilities. We will see as we go.

- Customizable keyboard shortcut. An options page to make this happen.
- Double-click on a tab (active or not) to toggle the pinned status.

Version 1.0.1-signed.1-signed 17.2 KiB Works with Firefox 21.0 - 56.*

Removed GCLI commands 'pintab' and 'unpintab'. GCLI code has broken, may be due to some API changes.

Version 0.3.1-signed.1-signed 204.5 KiB Works with Firefox 19.0 - 31.*

- Added preferences to the add-on. Now, you can create your own keyboard shortcut to pin/unpin tab.

Version 0.2.1-signed.1-signed 201.4 KiB Works with Firefox 20.0 - 21.*

Version 0.2
- Changed the keyboard shortcut to an easier, two-key shortcut -> alt-p
- Renamed the commands.
pin-tab -> pintab
unpin-tab -> unpintab