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I'm using firefox 67.0.1 It was fine 2-3 ago. Now when i change from tab a to tab b and then back from tab a firefox refreshing its tab it's very annoying when i watch video (youtub*) and checking my email and back to watch the video firefox refreshing it page so the video replayed themselves. I know it's for memory management. but can it be setting to stop??

I'm using firefox 67.0.1 It was fine 2-3 ago. Now when i change from tab a to tab b and then back from tab a firefox refreshing its tab it's very annoying when i watch video (youtub*) and checking my email and back to watch the video firefox refreshing it page so the video replayed themselves. I know it's for memory management. but can it be setting to stop??

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Hello espeon88,

This sounds like one of the new features that came with the update to Firefox 67.0, which apparantly you seem to be aware of :

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/21/latest-firefox-release-is-faster-than-ever/

If you want to disable this feature :

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

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory

and set its value to false

Then close and restart Firefox.

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Hello espeon88,

This sounds like one of the new features that came with the update to Firefox 67.0, which apparantly you seem to be aware of :

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/21/latest-firefox-release-is-faster-than-ever/

If you want to disable this feature :

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

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory

and set its value to false

Then close and restart Firefox.

Hello espeon88, This sounds like one of the new features that came with the update to Firefox 67.0, which apparantly you seem to be aware of : https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/21/latest-firefox-release-is-faster-than-ever/ If you want to disable this feature : Type in the address bar '''about:config''' and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar and look for the preference : '''browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory''' and set its value to '''false''' Then close and restart Firefox.
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McCoy said

Hello espeon88, This sounds like one of the new features that came with the update to Firefox 67.0, which apparantly you seem to be aware of : https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/21/latest-firefox-release-is-faster-than-ever/ If you want to disable this feature : Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar and look for the preference : browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory and set its value to false Then close and restart Firefox.

thank you for the solution and fast response

''McCoy [[#answer-1228783|said]]'' <blockquote> Hello espeon88, This sounds like one of the new features that came with the update to Firefox 67.0, which apparantly you seem to be aware of : https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/21/latest-firefox-release-is-faster-than-ever/ If you want to disable this feature : Type in the address bar '''about:config''' and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar and look for the preference : '''browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory''' and set its value to '''false''' Then close and restart Firefox. </blockquote> thank you for the solution and fast response
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espeon88 said

thank you for the solution and fast response

My pleasure  !

''espeon88 [[#answer-1228797|said]]'' <blockquote> thank you for the solution and fast response </blockquote> My pleasure !
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McCoy said

Hello espeon88, This sounds like one of the new features that came with the update to Firefox 67.0, which apparantly you seem to be aware of : https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/21/latest-firefox-release-is-faster-than-ever/ If you want to disable this feature : Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar and look for the preference : browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory and set its value to false Then close and restart Firefox.

Thanks both of you, this solution seems to work. It is indeed true that I have low memory on this little laptop and this new feature isn't exactly helpful.

''McCoy [[#answer-1228783|said]]'' <blockquote> Hello espeon88, This sounds like one of the new features that came with the update to Firefox 67.0, which apparantly you seem to be aware of : https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/21/latest-firefox-release-is-faster-than-ever/ If you want to disable this feature : Type in the address bar '''about:config''' and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar and look for the preference : '''browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory''' and set its value to '''false''' Then close and restart Firefox. </blockquote> Thanks both of you, this solution seems to work. It is indeed true that I have low memory on this little laptop and this new feature isn't exactly helpful.
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