Is there a way to have Chrome open focus on a new tab when there are pinned tabs already?
By default it seems that Chrome always opens with focus on the first Pinned tab

The picture shows where I'd like focus when I open Chrome.

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When I open Chrome, the selected tab is always the first one (far left, the orange icon)
I want it to open and have the focus automatically on the new tab (google.ca)

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    Try rephrasing your question - I don't follow what you want to achieve. – Paul George Jun 15 '12 at 18:34
  • Is there anything new concerning this question? I need this so hard as well without installing a bloated extension :( I found this discussion, but without a solution either: productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/qUvvukV6B_Q EDIT: Finally found a good/clean/small/simple extension for it, see below – tim Nov 26 '13 at 14:08

As I stated above, there are discussions about this in the google newsgroup as well, the only really rather small/simple solution is this:


It is simple, small, effective without the need of too much ressources.

  • This is great. I found this question while asking... this question. This extension does exactly the trick. It's a shame the feature's not just built in as an option, though. – gregsdennis Dec 29 '15 at 14:28

This might be useful to you, if not there are similar apps listed FLST Chrome

Overview: Focus Last Selected Tab :: Provides natural tab ordering plus Options for tab-flipping, new tab focus, and new tab positioning

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    useful yes thank you. not quite what i'm looking for though. – Frantumn Jul 16 '12 at 14:17
  • Any of the 'Related' apps useful? – Coops Jul 17 '12 at 22:17

Right click the "new tab" and pin it. Then drag the pinned "new tab" to the far left. Now the new tab will come up pinned first, then the remaining pinned tabs.

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    Problem is with this is that when I move that tab to a different web page, the last page will be what loads next time. I want the new tab to just be google.com Yes, I could just click home before closing, but that's the little time saver I want to skip in the first place. – Frantumn Aug 1 '12 at 16:39

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