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App Tabs don't stay on the same URL I originally set them to

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For example, I set www.google.com as one of my pinned apps. Then I click on the pinned app which takes me of course to www.google.com. But now that I am at this web page and do a search, it saves my search page as my new pinned app. Or if I happen to be on that pinned app and navigate to another page, it now saves the new page as my pinned app. I find this very annoying. Is there not a way to lock down the pinned apps so they stay at whatever URL you originally specify?

For example, I set www.google.com as one of my pinned apps. Then I click on the pinned app which takes me of course to www.google.com. But now that I am at this web page and do a search, it saves my search page as my new pinned app. Or if I happen to be on that pinned app and navigate to another page, it now saves the new page as my pinned app. I find this very annoying. Is there not a way to lock down the pinned apps so they stay at whatever URL you originally specify?

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Yeah, that's a little annoying. The problem is that some sites (like gmail) change the URL every time you click something and you really want it all to stay contained in a single apptab. So the criteria is to use the site... unfortunately when you search on google.com, it takes you to another www.google.com page.

Tab utilities is the only extension that I found that lets you lock the app tabs on a per tab basis but it's a little overkill. Maybe someone will make another one that is a little more lightweight.

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It shouldn't be too hard to do. If the "Home" button can have a locked URL, the same method can be applied to App Tabs.

Otherwise the App tabs don't work as described, or as people expect them to.

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You can middle click a link on a pinned tab to open the link in a new tab to prevent that pinned tab from changing.

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It would be good if you could right-click on the app tab and click something like "Go to app tab home" which takes you to the original URL you set. It would also be good if the app tabs loaded the original URLs when Firefox is re-started.

Lots of people are going to forget they're on an app tab and just start browsing the web. I think they quickly become useless if they can't remember their original URLs.