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When clicking another tab Firefox auto refresh it

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  • Last reply by cor-el

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Most of time when I switch to another tab, it will refresh it. Even it was reloaded ~5 second ago.

Made clean install and triend safe mode, but no help.

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Hello Yufina,

That must be annoying ....

Would you try this please :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar :


and make sure its value is set to true

If you had to change the value, then close and restart Firefox.

'Hope this helps .....

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Firefox shouldn't suspend tabs that quickly.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window

See also the about:memory page.

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No help with those.

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Yufina said

No help with those.

Maybe you could switch to the release Firefox version (66.0.2) ......

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It seems that Firefox version 66.02 is ok, after quick look. So problem seems to be in 67.

EDIT: Same thing happening with Nightly

Modified by Yufina

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Be cautious with using the same profile with different Firefox versions, especially nightly builds, as this can easily make a profile incompatible with older Firefox versions like release or cause problems when at a later time Firefox 67/68 becomes the release version.