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    Default How to pin tabs on startup in Chrome

    I was looking for a way to pin tabs on chrome's startup right away.

    After finding only desperate threads like this one: Have pinned tabs at startup and Google didn't turn up with much either. So for all those who were as desperate as me I dug deep into the matter and found a way. I hope the next steps are still a little new and exciting for all of you

    (1) Add the tabs you want to open on startup.
    Go to the Wrench -> Options and under Basic select Open the following pages and add whatever you want. I like GMail, GCalendar, Wave and Docs.

    See here what it could look like:


    (2) Now, I'll take a wild guess and say you start chrome with the help of a shortcut. For me, it's the Windows 7 Taskbar. I'd click right on the chrome symbol and do another right click on the actual link, then select properties. Somewhat like I did here, I think you can guess:


    (3) Add -pinned-tab-count=n to the target line. n equals the number of tabs you'd like to have pinned starting from the first tab you specified in step 1. I want chrome to load four tabs on startup and pin all of them so I'd chose -pinned-tab-count=4


    That's it. I love it, looks like this everytime I start it. Everything I need is there from the start and takes very little space. You could add news sites to the auto start-up and not pin them because you'll close them when you read them. But I don't wanna tell you what to do, just how you could do it



    Hope I could help some of you.

    I run Chrome 4.0.223.16 under Windows 7 Ultimate RC SP2 32-Bit Build 7100.

    // Edit:

    Sources:
    http://src.chromium.org/svn/trunk/sr...me_switches.cc
    http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrom...&pathrev=31269
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    Thank you!!!

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    Great find, thanks

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    I find a little bit annoying that the focus is on the first tab (pinned) and not on the last (in my ocasion - a New Tab Page)

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    have you thought of moving a New Tab Page to the first tab ? :-)

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    Than it will be pinned wich i don't want
    Anyways, i'll get used to it

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    Thx for sharing Gorgoroth, that was a really good tip

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    Default I can't get it to work

    I am running win xp and when i create the shortcut and add
    -pinned-tab-count=5

    it says "the name is not valid. make sure the file path and name are correct. Is it just becuase on my os or am i doing something wrong. And I am running

    Chrome 4.0.249.25

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    Nice, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshMurphy View Post
    I am running win xp and when i create the shortcut and add
    -pinned-tab-count=5

    it says "the name is not valid. make sure the file path and name are correct. Is it just becuase on my os or am i doing something wrong. And I am running

    Chrome 4.0.249.25
    Actually, I have no idea. But I remember that the shortcut targets in XP were given in quotation marks, I think.

    So if it looks like this
    "C:\Program Files\Chrome\chrome.exe -pinned-tab-count=4"
    it doesn't work but
    "C:\Program Files\Chrome\chrome.exe" -pinned-tab-count=4
    might. Note the position of the quotation marks.

    Just a guess, I really have neither an idea nor Windows XP

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