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I'm running ubuntu 12.04. Chrome remembers what tabs were pinned, and re-opens them, most of the time. Sometimes, on my computer, if the browser dies, it forgets and I have to redo them. I have found that I should be able to force it to always open specified pinned tabs, but am unsure how to do this in unity. I have tried modifying the first exec line in /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop, but when I do, it doesn't work and it removes chrome from my side bar, until I re-add it.

I am trying to modify it like this:

Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --pinned-tab-count=3 http://www.gmail.com/ http://internal.server1/ https://internal.server2/

Do I have my syntax wrong, or is that now how I should modify its default behavior, or both?

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Another, very different, approach to the basic problem might be to use the "session buddy" extension. That way if the browser let's you down you can easily use the extension to recover your tabs.

  • That is an interesting one.. at least I don't have to type out the URL's if I lose my pinned tabs, I can just hit restore. Thanks! – Brian Aug 10 '12 at 22:06

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