From The Tips Box: Chrome Tabs, Email Bookmarklets, Twitter

Readers offer their best tips for permanently pinning Chrome tabs, pasting your email address with a quick-access bookmarklet, and accessing Twitter on slow connections.

About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons — maybe they're a bit too niche, maybe we couldn't find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn't fit it in — the tip didn't make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Add it in the comments or email it to tips at

Permanent Pinned Tabs in Chrome

Randald shows us how to keep tabs permanently pinned in Chrome:

Awhile back I read your post about pinned tabs in Chrome. Ever since, I've been looking for a way to permanently pin them. I came across a away to do it. Add the following to command line to Chrome:

chrome.exe —pinned-tab-count=3

Save Time with Email Bookmarklets in Chrome

billbaggins tells us how he keeps writing out his email address all the time:

Just kinda noticed this, but in Chrome, if you create a bookmarklet holding your email address as the target URL, you can easily drag and drop it wherever you would need to type it.

The only thing is that if you type just the email address in the target URL box, Chrome prefixes it with [.]If you put a ':' in front of it, it cancels this out, but you still have to remove the ':' in the text box.

Use Twitter's Mobile Site with Slow Connections

Erin tells us about an easy fix for slow loading times on Twitter:

Sometimes I'll be somewhere with a really slow internet connection and the "more" feature of Twitter isn't updating the page. In order to view tweets by pages like you used to be able to do, I use the mobile site for Twitter: This way I can refresh the page without loosing my place in my Twitter stream. You can't favourite or reply to tweets, but it's a really simple way to just catch up on tweets.


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