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Prevent all pinned tabs from loading on start

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Please make firefox to stop loading all my pinned tabs on start. Load them only when user goes there.

Please make firefox to stop loading all my pinned tabs on start. Load them only when user goes there.
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Hi denis, it's true, all the pinned tabs load automatically when you restore your previous session. But luckily there is a preference for that. Could you test this change:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste demand and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.sessionstore.restore_pinned_tabs_on_demand preference to switch the value from false to true -- so they will behave like regular tabs and only load when activated

The similarly named browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand preference is for the regular tabs and should retain its default value of true if you don't want them to all load.

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Vue Devtools Privacy Badger Don't touch my tabs! (rel=noopener) JavaScript Errors Notifier

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0

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Hi denis, it's true, all the pinned tabs load automatically when you restore your previous session. But luckily there is a preference for that. Could you test this change:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste demand and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.sessionstore.restore_pinned_tabs_on_demand preference to switch the value from false to true -- so they will behave like regular tabs and only load when activated

The similarly named browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand preference is for the regular tabs and should retain its default value of true if you don't want them to all load.

Success?

Hi denis, it's true, all the pinned tabs load automatically when you restore your previous session. But luckily there is a preference for that. Could you test this change: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''demand''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the '''browser.sessionstore.restore_pinned_tabs_on_demand''' preference to switch the value from false to true -- so they will behave like regular tabs and only load when activated The similarly named '''browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand''' preference is for the regular tabs and should retain its default value of true if you don't want them to all load. Success?
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Hi Jeff, thanks for your help. I can see those pined tabs are no longer loaded on start. Best Regards

Hi Jeff, thanks for your help. I can see those pined tabs are no longer loaded on start. Best Regards
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