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Post Posted December 6th, 2018, 12:54 am

When I try to "Open All in Tabs" from a bookmark folder, all tabs load at once. Is there a way to open all the tabs but only load if selected? Basically, the same way "Restore Previous Session" works.

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Post Posted December 7th, 2018, 7:31 am

Enter "about:config" (without the quotes) in the location bar and press Enter. Enter "loadinbackground" in the filter field and, if necessary, double click on the entry for "browser.tabs.loadInBackground" to set it to "false".

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Post Posted December 7th, 2018, 11:35 pm

DanRaisch wrote:Enter "about:config" (without the quotes) in the location bar and press Enter. Enter "loadinbackground" in the filter field and, if necessary, double click on the entry for "browser.tabs.loadInBackground" to set it to "false".


I changed it to false but that doesn't work!

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Post Posted December 8th, 2018, 4:09 am

DanRaisch wrote:Enter "about:config" (without the quotes) in the location bar and press Enter. Enter "loadinbackground" in the filter field and, if necessary, double click on the entry for "browser.tabs.loadInBackground" to set it to "false".


When set to false, what this actually does is jump to the tab opened from a link via the mouse middle click or left-click open in new tab.

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Post Posted December 8th, 2018, 7:41 am

Maybe there is an add-on for this, or maybe not yet?

Firefox 63 added the ability for extensions to create a new tab in a "discarded" state, meaning "unloaded" or not using any resources. Someone created a demo of how it can be used to restore previous session tabs:

https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/96gy4x/firefox_63_opens_500_tabs_in_9_seconds_2000_tabs/

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Post Posted December 9th, 2018, 9:36 am

And then also the question as to whether bookmarks are opened the same way.


His 500 tabs does open much quicker then my 400 tabs (SeaMonkey, regular Profile, with extensions, including NoScript & uBlock), though I still open in a quite reasonable amount of time (just not as quick as his demo).
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Post Posted December 21st, 2018, 5:33 pm

The extension Load Background Tabs Lazily sort of does this. It caps the number of tabs to load concurrently (1-5).

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... bs-lazily/

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2018, 6:30 pm

Very nice find... and thanks for posting back about this.
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