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Firefox – Don’t Load Tabs Until Selected

Posted By Andrew On December 5, 2011 @ 11:37 AM In Using The Internet | 8 Comments

I consider myself a pretty advanced Firefox user. I use it every day, after all, so it’s only natural that my proficiency has steadily increased. That being said, it’s no surprise that when I open my browser multiple tabs open along with it. Here’s a tip on how to do that [1].

The only issue I’ve come across is that by opening multiple tabs at the same time things get a little…slow, let’s just say. Sometimes they freeze, in fact.

Thankfully, a fix is as simple as a couple of clicks.

So, open Firefox and click Tools>Options (or, if you have the orange Firefox button, click that, then Tools>Options).

Under the General tab, make sure the box next to Don’t load tabs until selected is checked and hit OK.



Now when you open Firefox, it’ll open all of your tabs, but won’t load the pages contained within those tabs until you click on them!

Saves resources and a headache to boot!

~Andrew


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[1] Here’s a tip on how to do that: http://www.worldstart.com/multi-tab-startup-for-chrome-and-firefox/