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Why was ability to pin webpage to task bar removed

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I am running Windows 7 home premium with Firefox Beta 20.0, a couple of months ago I pinned a website to my task bar. Last week I accidentally unpinned it. I tried repining it by drag and drop to no avail. I can do it under IE10. I figure if I could do it before and now I can't It was must have been removed . Why? sysinfo:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 3686 Mb Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics, 384 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 465640 MB, Free - 185192 MB; D: Total - 11196 MB, Free - 1375 MB; L: Total - 152580 MB, Free - 107062 MB; Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2AD1 Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I am running Windows 7 home premium with Firefox Beta 20.0, a couple of months ago I pinned a website to my task bar. Last week I accidentally unpinned it. I tried repining it by drag and drop to no avail. I can do it under IE10. I figure if I could do it before and now I can't It was must have been removed . Why? sysinfo: OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 3686 Mb Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics, 384 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 465640 MB, Free - 185192 MB; D: Total - 11196 MB, Free - 1375 MB; L: Total - 152580 MB, Free - 107062 MB; Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2AD1 Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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  • Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
  • HP Pit Plugin
  • HP Product Detection Plugin
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  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealPlayer Download Plugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.02
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
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  • GEPlugin
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealDownloader Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
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  • RealDownloader Plugin
  • NPWLPG
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • A component of your photo software powered by RocketLife
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0

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Grad 18 solutions 100 answers

Add it to your bookmarks, then drag it to your taskbar.

Add it to your bookmarks, then drag it to your taskbar.
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

The pinned tabs are a new feature, and I think are stored as part of the sessionstore information. It is possible to reset that but you will then loose all open tabs and any tabs groups.

As a first step make a note of or bookmark any important open tabs.


As an aside
Some mainly Windows 8 systems with radeon graphics are having Firefox crashes but obviously that is not affecting you.

The pinned tabs are a new feature, and I think are stored as part of the sessionstore information. It is possible to reset that but you will then loose all open tabs and any tabs groups. As a first step make a note of or bookmark any important open tabs. ------------ As an aside<br/>Some mainly Windows 8 systems with radeon graphics are having Firefox crashes but obviously that is not affecting you.