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Where is "Don't open tabs until selected" in version 47.0b7?

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I had selected "Don't open tabs until selected" but all of a sudden they are all opening on startup. The "Don't open tabs until selected" option is not there anymore when I go to Options. What can I do? This is urgent because I have multiple tabs open and they're all going strong at the same time and some of them are YouTube videos!

I had selected "Don't open tabs until selected" but all of a sudden they are all opening on startup. The "Don't open tabs until selected" option is not there anymore when I go to Options. What can I do? This is urgent because I have multiple tabs open and they're all going strong at the same time and some of them are YouTube videos!

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0

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FredMcD
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Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar. Look under Tabs.

Type '''about:preferences#general'''<enter> in the address bar. Look under Tabs.

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That gives me the same thing as going to Tools\Options and it is still not there.

That gives me the same thing as going to Tools\Options and it is still not there.
FredMcD
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I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

Question owner

Thanks so much.

Thanks so much.
philipp
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hi, the checkbox is hidden in firefox 47 since once disabled it causes negative effects with the new multi-process architecture that is introduced in firefox (bug 1257554). however though hidden, "don't open tabs until selected" is the default behaviour still...

hi, the checkbox is hidden in firefox 47 since once disabled it causes negative effects with the new multi-process architecture that is introduced in firefox (bug 1257554). however though hidden, "don't open tabs until selected" is the default behaviour still...

Question owner

You mean the default is "Don't open till selected?" If that's so, then mine is NOT working. Is there some way I can check on this? Thanks.

You mean the default is "Don't open till selected?" If that's so, then mine is NOT working. Is there some way I can check on this? Thanks.
philipp
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you can enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand and confirm that it is set to true.

you can enter '''about:config''' into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named '''browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand ''' and confirm that it is set to '''true'''.

Question owner

That is set to True, as is

services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand;true

but I don't understand what the Session Restore has to do with Don't Open Until Selected.

That is set to True, as is services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand;true but I don't understand what the Session Restore has to do with Don't Open Until Selected.
FredMcD
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Load Tab on select {web link} Stops background tabs from loading until you select them.

'''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/load-tab-on-select/ Load Tab on select]''' {web link} Stops background tabs from loading until you select them.
cor-el
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Can you attach a screenshot of the Options/Preferences page?

  • use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot
  • make sure that you do not exceed the maximum size of 1 MB

Does it help if you disable multi-process tabs?

Can you attach a screenshot of the Options/Preferences page? *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem *use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot *make sure that you do not exceed the maximum size of 1 MB Does it help if you disable multi-process tabs?

Question owner

The screenshot is attached. I can't find anything on multi-process tabs and am not familiar with the term.

The screenshot is attached. I can't find anything on multi-process tabs and am not familiar with the term.
FredMcD
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You have Tab Mix Plus. Did you check its options?

You have Tab Mix Plus. Did you check its options?

Question owner

I've checked its options multiple times and can find nothing to do with this area. I did download the add-on you referenced above, so I'll see what that does.

I've checked its options multiple times and can find nothing to do with this area. I did download the add-on you referenced above, so I'll see what that does.

Question owner

Even though the browser.tabs.loadInBackground is set to True, the add-on is not stopping the loading of all of the tabs; it might as well not be there. I just checked the Tab Mix Plus options again and there is nothing there. I'm going to change the 'tabs.loadinBackground' back to False and reboot again.

Even though the browser.tabs.loadInBackground is set to True, the add-on is not stopping the loading of all of the tabs; it might as well not be there. I just checked the Tab Mix Plus options again and there is nothing there. I'm going to change the 'tabs.loadinBackground' back to False and reboot again.

Question owner

I changed the 'browser.tabs.loadInBackground' back to True because changing it to False made no difference.

I still have all tabs loading, even with the add-on. Thanks

I changed the 'browser.tabs.loadInBackground' back to True because changing it to False made no difference. I still have all tabs loading, even with the add-on. Thanks
cor-el
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Did you try to disable TMP temporarily to see if that has effect?

You can also try to ask advice at the TMP forum to see if this is a known issue.

Tab Mix Plus forum:

Did you try to disable TMP temporarily to see if that has effect? You can also try to ask advice at the TMP forum to see if this is a known issue. Tab Mix Plus forum: *http://tmp.garyr.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=3

Question owner

I tried disabling TMP but it had no effect. I have posted a question on their forum about it. I let you know if I hear something.

I tried disabling TMP but it had no effect. I have posted a question on their forum about it. I let you know if I hear something.

Question owner

There only suggestion so far is to see how it is if I disable TMP; it had no effect.

There only suggestion so far is to see how it is if I disable TMP; it had no effect.

Question owner

Their suggestion now is to disable add-ons until I find the one that is conflicting with 'Don't Open Until Select.' Since I have not added any tabs in about 6 months, that's not a factor.

So what's next?

Their suggestion now is to disable add-ons until I find the one that is conflicting with 'Don't Open Until Select.' Since I have not added any tabs in about 6 months, that's not a factor. So what's next?

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I have since removed Testpilot (from Mozilla) and that has had no impact either.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I have since removed Testpilot (from Mozilla) and that has had no impact either. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.