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Post Posted October 20th, 2018, 1:41 pm

I use the Unload Tabs/Auto Tab Discard addons and when I have to navigate the tabs using Ctrl Tab/Shift Tab keys the tabs in between I am not interested in are automatically loaded.

Is there some setting that will stop unloaded tabs from reloading automaticaly until explicitly required to?

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Post Posted October 20th, 2018, 3:51 pm

I don't know what those add-ons do. However, if they work similarly to session restore, a tab that is in a "pending" state after restoring a session will restore when activated. So a possible workaround would be to try to avoid activating the tab by using a different method of navigation.

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Post Posted October 21st, 2018, 8:19 am

I got a message prompting me to look at this page:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/unload-tabs/

It mentions a keyboard shortcut to navigate tabs that bypasses the ones which are unloaded. Unfortunately, while extensions can add their own keyboard shortcuts, they cannot override the behavior of the built-in keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Tab, Shift+Ctrl+Tab).

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2018, 11:49 am

Does FF still have tab "previews"?

If so, you can mouse-over the tab & it will display a "thumbnail" image of the tab - without opening (loading) the tab.
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