Is there a way to pin a tab on Google Chrome for Windows like you can on Ubuntu?

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They just added this feature to the next version for Windows.

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Some weeks ago there was a choice in context menu called "Pin Tab", but it was scrapped.

Then it began working by dragging the wanted tab to just before first tab (to the left end of tab bar), it turned itself to pinned... It used to work also using --pinned-tab-count=NUMBER command line argument given to chromium at startup (those were called permanent tabs at that time)

But currently: It still does show up momentarily as pinned but pops right back when dragging tab to left end of tab bar (using 38097). So I guess it is not working at the moment... I'm also patiently waiting when it will be fixed :)


Do you mean on the page which opens when you open a new tab ? If so yes, you will need the latest dev build. Next, hover your mouse pointer on the web page thumbnail, you'll see a border, and will be able to pin it using the icon on the upper left corner-

Pin it!

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    No I'm mean on the tab bar up at the top of the screen. You can do this on Ubuntu's version of Google Chrome and I was wondering if it was possible in Windows.
    – Kredns
    Commented Sep 17, 2009 at 17:19
  • I haven't used the beta versions on Windows, but it's almost certainly the case that you can. Why not just download and try it? Commented Sep 23, 2009 at 0:10

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