Have you ever accidentally closed a Chrome browser tab? You know, the tab that contains precious research information or maybe Slides you are presenting to a class. Eeek!!

Fortunately, Chrome browser has a pinning feature that removes the X or close button on a tab. A pinned tab will be smaller and it will be relocated to the left of other tabs that are not pinned. Even when Chrome is closed and reopened, the pinned tab will remain.

To pin a tab:

  • Click on the tab using your shortcut menu (Windows: Right-Click | Macs: Control/Click
  • From the menu, select PIN TAB
  • Tab will become smaller and will no longer contain the X or close button. The tab will be moved to the far left

 

When you no longer need quick access to a Chrome tab, you can easily unpin the tab.

To unpin a tab:

  • Click on the pinned tab using your shortcut menu (Windows: Right-Click | Macs: Control/Click
  • From the menu, select UNPIN TAB
  • Tab will become full-size and the X or close button will appear on the tab

Below is a quick instructional gif that shows how to pin and unpin a Chrome browser tab:

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Julianne Lange
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