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Disabeling auto refresh of tabs from old session upon restart. Firefox 15.0

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Disabeling auto refresh of tabs from old session upon restart. Firefox 15.0

After updating FF to 13.something and later to 15.0 from an unknown version, perhaps FF12

I have this problem, tabs would automatically reload once an old session were restarted.

I would very much like to disable all kinds of auto refresh on tabs when FF is restarted and old tabs is restored. No auto reload of tabs even though internet connection is available.

I'm familiar with the setting: "Don't load tabs until selected", this is of no use, as it will either reload all tabs on restart, or reload the tab i would like to use as soon i select it.

F5 is useful enough for me Smiley Happy..

Thx for your effort.

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New User

Re: Disabeling auto refresh of tabs from old session upon restart. Firefox 15.0

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Site Moderator

Re: Disabeling auto refresh of tabs from old session upon restart. Firefox 15.0

You can try to switch to offline mode to prevent loading tabs from the internet.
You can do that via the startup window of the Profile Manager.

New User

Re: Disabeling auto refresh of tabs from old session upon restart. Firefox 15.0

MikeWon: I cant see how this will solve this problem?

cor-el: But wont this disable further "interactions" on the page? - I would like to be able to continue surfing, but I don't want mozilla to automatically refresh/re download the content of a page, after a restart, it should only display the cache from last time.

Site Moderator

Re: Disabeling auto refresh of tabs from old session upon restart. Firefox 15.0

If the page is in the cache then Firefox will use the copy in the cache on the next start AFAIK.
That is always a problem if you want an updated page on the next start without having to refresh the page.
I even see that happen if I use "Reload All Tabs" to load all the tabs and still notice old pages from the cache if I switch to another tab.

New User

Re: Disabeling auto refresh of tabs from old session upon restart. Firefox 15.0

I was like that in older versions of FF, that I would use the cache, but it don't work the same any more, it uses the chache untill it auto reload page.

Site Moderator

Re: Disabeling auto refresh of tabs from old session upon restart. Firefox 15.0

Do not use "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the "Cache" because Firefox will disable the disk cache in such a case.

New User

Re: Disabeling auto refresh of tabs from old session upon restart. Firefox 15.0

It is set to "Remember History", so I don't have that setting.

Site Moderator

Re: Disabeling auto refresh of tabs from old session upon restart. Firefox 15.0

Select "Use custom settings for history" to inspect all history and cookie settings.

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > History: Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"
New User

Re: Disabeling auto refresh of tabs from old session upon restart. Firefox 15.0

I did not find anything usefull.

Thx anyway Smiley Happy