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Web Browsers: How to Pin Your Favorite Websites in Firefox 4

Most modern web browsers now support apps that enrich the browsing experience. For instance, RockMelt, the social web browser, contains an App Edge that allows you to keep your favorite web apps like Facebook, Gmail and Twitter accessible to you at any time in a single click. If you want to have the same effect when browsing with your Firefox 4 browser, you can create an App tab and start pinning and accessing your favorite apps from the App Bar. In this Firefox tutorial, you will learn how to pin your favorite websites using app tabs.

Firefox 4 App Tabs

Features of App Tabs

  • App Tabs are displayed as tiny icons on the left side of the tab bar.
  • App Tabs cannot be closed, only unpinned.
  • App Tabs glow with a blue highlight when the app tab receives new notifications. For instance if you have Facebook pinned to the tab bar, when you receive a message/feed, the App bar turns blue.
  • App Tabs will remain on the tab bar when you close and restart Firefox.
  • Links to new websites open in a new tab so that your App Tab doesn’t change.

How to Pin Your Favorite Websites

To Create an App Tab

Right-click on a tab and select Pin as App Tab.

pin facebook to firefox - How to Pin Your Favorite Websites

To Remove an App Tab

Right-click on the App Tab and select Unpin Tab from the menu.

Unpin tab

Do you use app tabs while browsing on Firefox 4? How handy is it to access commonly used web apps?

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    • Sahil Bj April 26, 2011, 7:49 pm

      No need of keeping cookies now :p , nice tip to clip the necessities on your browser.. and yes good way to get notifications… but in case of facebook, now facebook is providing a drag top option to its every profile,, so we can also opt that…

      • Eddie Gear April 27, 2011, 10:00 am

        Yep! That’s right. With each company releasing products and services to outdo each other, we now have a whole lot of options to choose from :)
        Thanks for stopping by Sahil.

    • Ravi Shankar April 27, 2011, 6:07 am

      i know this and i use it efficiently to pin down some awesome blogs and sites which fascinate me.

      • Eddie Gear April 27, 2011, 10:02 am

        Good to know that you use this tool often Ravi. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Sumon @ Sumon Seleem's Blog April 30, 2011, 2:31 pm

      Thanks for this great tutorial. I was a bit confused about the App Tab idea. Now I know how to use it. It will add a bit more simplicity in browsing.

      • Eddie Gear April 30, 2011, 3:13 pm

        Thanks for your comments Sumon. I like the fact that they take up very little space on the app bar. :)

    • It Support Liverpool May 11, 2011, 2:39 pm

      How can I see how many of my websites visitors have indicated that they don’t want to be tracked in FireFox 4? Thanks