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pin a tab on a mac

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I accidentally unpinned a tab. And now can't right click it to pin it back. I've googled solutions and the firefox tutorial for pinning a tab does not work with my Mac.

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If it works in Safe Mode and in normal mode with all extensions (Firefox menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) disabled then try to find which extension is causing it by enabling one extension at a time until the problem reappears.

Close and restart Firefox after each change via *"3-bar" menu button > Exit (Power button)

  • Windows: File > Exit
  • Mac: Firefox > Quit Firefox
  • Linux: File > Quit
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What items do you see in the context menu of a tab?

Can you move the tab to another window?

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Nothing pops up when I right click. NOTHING. NO menu.

I could move it to another window, but still cant pin it in another window. (That's how this whole thing started...I accidentally opened it in another window...dont even know how.)

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Can't you pin any other tabs as well?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
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No, can't pin any tabs. Will try safe mode.

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Safe mode worked. Thank you.

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If it works in Safe Mode and in normal mode with all extensions (Firefox menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) disabled then try to find which extension is causing it by enabling one extension at a time until the problem reappears.

Close and restart Firefox after each change via *"3-bar" menu button > Exit (Power button)

  • Windows: File > Exit
  • Mac: Firefox > Quit Firefox
  • Linux: File > Quit
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cor-el said

If it works in Safe Mode and in normal mode with all extensions (Firefox menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) disabled then try to find which extension is causing it by enabling one extension at a time until the problem reappears. Close and restart Firefox after each change via *"3-bar" menu button > Exit (Power button)
  • Windows: File > Exit
  • Mac: Firefox > Quit Firefox
  • Linux: File > Quit

This makes no sense. How does one create a pin tab in Firefox using a Mac computer?

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Did you try to open a new window to see if you can pin tabs in the windows?