I’ve recently started a document called ‘Scratchpad’ that I use for things that aren’t worth their own file - quick UI sketches during a call, dumb memes for group chats, etc.
I pin this tab for easy access, but still find myself forgetting about it or closing it when I close all other tabs. I sort of do this unconsciously and will notice at a certain point that I must have closed it. This would doubly because a problem with multiple pinned tabs, e.g. a Scratchpad and a Design system.
It’d be great if we could either set certain preferences for these pinned tabs, or if the defaults we changed, either way it would be cool if:
Pinned tabs were easier to spot by increasing contrast between them and other tabs (different icon, customisable icon, different tab colour, etc) - at the moment the visual differentiation is achieved by removing the title (the most important info) and leaving the file-type icon (the least important bit of information in my opinion
I could choose to have the title show if I want
and then the pinned nature of the tab is not just that the title is hidden and it sits on the top left, but if…
- It was harder to close, e.g. if I had to right click it to close - I think this is the behaviour on certain browsers
Uploaded a quick and dirty mockup of how I might customise the tab given the options: