Tech Tip: Speed Up Firefox by Loading Tabs On-demand

By Julio Franco · 14 replies
Dec 2, 2010
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  1. There are ways heavy tab users can ease the memory-guzzling effect that their browsing habits can have on their systems – and today we’ll specifically mention two: using the BarTab extension or adding a quick about:config tweak.

    This week's tip: Speed Up Firefox by Loading Tabs On-demand

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  2. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Doesn't Chrome do this by default already?
  3. What does it matter whether Chrome is doing it already? This is for Firefox.
  4. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Indeed. People are too focused on "yeah, well, my browser already does this" to realize that other browsers can do the same thing if they want. Google did it what. Firefox didn't claim to do it first. They saw how successful it was with Chrome, so now they're doing it. They'd be stupid not too, lol.
  5. Oh good, i might have used firefox more if chrome didn't do it.

    Right now, 38 tabs.

    I thought it did take a second when visiting a tab that was unopened for a day.
  6. Pffftt...

    IE has done it before Chrome, thus way before Firefox.
  7. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

  8. and??

    FireFox is late in the game by 5 years. Something so simple, should not require an installation of extension.
  9. I don't understand, Is it bad that firefox has done it now?? :/
    And please don't support IE, we all know how good it is..! :)
  10. Thanks for the tip, very usefull for guys like me using =~ 200tabs all the time :D
  11. who in the hell uses Chrome? only makes their money by tracking you everywhere you go on the net...and they don't give a sh#t about your privacy...
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,673   +413

    If you're talking about Google Chrome, I have it & I love it. Its the fastest browser I have. Not to mention, NO browser is perfect.:)
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    You could argue the same about Facebook, and how many billions use that? :haha:
  14. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    What Browser does? I'm not being difficult; I'd like to know if there really is a browser out there that cares about your privacy and doesn't track you everywhere you go.
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,673   +413

    Damn good point.

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