I finally "fixed" an irritation that's been part of my Death by a Thousand Cuts. I have a setup of web pages I want to open at startup in Chrome. However, I also want them to open pinned, as shown above.
Chrome provides three startup tab options:
- Open a New Tab page
- Continue where you left off
- Open a specific page or set of pages
Many people use #2 to accomplish what I want. But, you have to close all the other tabs before closing Chrome.
For years, I've used option #3. The problem was, my pinned tabs would typically appear but so would all my startup tabs, like this.
I'd then have to delete the regular-sized tabs. But if the pinned tabs didn't load, at least my startup tabs would appear and I could repin them.
The solution: a Chrome extension named Save Pinned Tabs.
This extension lets me save a named set of currently open pinned tabs. I can have multiple sets (not that I need them...yet), and mark one as Autoload.
I then changed my startup tab options to #1 Open a New Tab page and, et voila!, Chrome opens how I've always wanted!
It'd be nice if the extension let me edit the pinned tabs directly, but at the worst I can load a set, change them, and resave.