What's the diff between pinned and favorites bar?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by DotCom2, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    I haven't installed El Cap yet but I was just wondering what this "pinned" web sites is all about in Safari. I currently have a favorites bar that works just fine for my needs so what is the difference of having a "pinned" tab?
     
  2. oneshotpro Suspended

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    it stays opened to the page you were on, versus clicking a bookmark link goes back to the original link.
     
  3. stevemiller macrumors 65816

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    so far the main difference i can find from a bookmark is that it doesn't launch a tab, but simply is an always open tab on the domain you've pinned, and retains the exact page you visited on that domain. if you type in a new url, it auto creates a new tab so you don't lose your spot.

    my biggest grievance is that it creates single letter icons for many sites, and after more than a couple, its no longer meaningful iconography.
     
  4. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    Apple could have made this right if they introduced favicons to the pinned tabs but instead they wanted to keep it bleak and grey
     
  5. kryten42 macrumors 6502

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    I get favicons when I pin, certainly some sites. e.g. if I pin Twitter I have the bird icon not a "T" and if I pin MacRumors then I get the logo.
     
  6. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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