How can I automatically protect a Firefox tab?
February 1, 2008 3:48 PM   Subscribe

How can I set Firefox up so that it will load a tab from a bookmark, and then automatically protect/lock it?

For example, I have as a bookmark. When I open the bookmark, I want Firefox to protect & lock the tab automatically, until I manually remove the protection.

Is this possible? And if so, how?
posted by Rabulah to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by sharkfu at 3:52 PM on February 1, 2008

Response by poster: Permatabs is sort of what I want, but I want to be able to open a bookmark and have it protected. I don't necessarily want that tab open every Firefox session.

Useful find, though. :)
posted by Rabulah at 4:09 PM on February 1, 2008

For the protect and lock tab extensions, I believe there are keyboard shortcuts you can use to quickly to what you want, but I don't know of any automated extension; I do use permatabs also and love it, but not what you want as you said.
posted by uncballzer at 5:01 PM on February 1, 2008

Morning Coffee is a nice plugin, (not yet 3,0) it probably doesn't lock/protect but sadly (for me) I'm not even sure what that means.
posted by dawson at 7:20 PM on February 1, 2008

What does protecting and locking a tab involve, and how is it done manually?
posted by bonaldi at 8:44 PM on February 1, 2008

Locking a tab means disabling the Close options for it, so you can't accidentally close it in the midst of ten others. To do it manually, right-click on a tab and there should be an option saying 'lock this tab'. I assume this is a firefox feature, rather than one of my extensions.
posted by jacalata at 5:38 PM on February 2, 2008

Hmm, Jacalata, my FF doesn't have it.
posted by Phire at 9:04 PM on February 4, 2008

ah, in that case I'd guess it's Tab Mix Plus 0.3.6. If it's not that, all the extensions I have are listed here.
posted by jacalata at 11:48 PM on February 4, 2008

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