I guess rubber tab is a good name to describe the behaviour of reappearing at the same position, but it lacks any reference to the "fixed" configuration.admin wrote:... it will reappear in that "fixed" configuration. Is rubber tab a good name for this?
My suggestion "freeze" might lead the users to think, that the list content is "frozen" as well.
So, why don't you name it something like a translation from German of "verankern" or "fixieren", which LEO translates as follows:
to fix - fixieren
to freeze - fixieren
to locate - fixieren
to set - fixieren
to anchor - verankern
to stay - verankern
...in combination with what object is fixed or anchored - "settings" or "configuration"
Whatever you choose, you could use an anchor to show, which tabs are fixed.
Furthermore I'm not sure, which way is the easier one, to allow users to change a "fixed" configuration of a tab and reset the settings before returning to this tab, or not to allow them to change the settings at all without "unfixing" the tab before doing so.
I think the latter is the less confusing way.