Keep #extended-lazy-session-loading flag

  • In the latest dev build I saw that #extended-lazy-session-loading is no longer present in Opera. I found the "Disable" state of this flag very useful. Please keep this flag in Opera.

  • It makes sense to load tabs one by one rather than all at once.

  • Yes, please keep it.. removing the flag doesn't increase performance, rather it reduces functionality..

    Please..

    It makes sense to load tabs one by one rather than all at once.

    You're confusing it something else..

    enabling #extended-lazy-session-loading doesn't load any tabs at all until selected. which is much better than loading one by one.

  • enabling #extended-lazy-session-loading doesn't load any tabs at all until selected. which is much better than loading one by one.

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  • +1 for this. I always set #extended-lazy-session-loading to "Disabled" to prevent all inactive tabs from loading in the background, saving a lot of CPU cycles and memory from being wasted. In fact, this "feature" is absolutely crucial for every power users and multitaskers.

    Please bring it back.

  • +1 - I like to keep a lot of tabs as temporary bookmarks - Right now Opera is using over 3 Gig of Memory with 25 tabs open - #exentended-lazy-session-loading - please bring it back

  • Up !

    Please bring back the option to load the tabs only after they are selected.

    That was one of the main reasons I used Opera in the past, and since it was taken out, I don't see any reason for me to stick with Opera.

  • +1 Why would you even remove the #extended-lazy-session-loading flag?! Please bring it back!

  • Why would you even remove the #extended-lazy-session-loading flag?

    See the top of flags page for the answer. :-)

  • Perhaps tab throttling is suppose to make up for it.

  • See the top of flags page for the answer. :-)

    Oh, I see... So the flags are inherently probabilistic and we can hope this one will spontaneously reappear next time, right? :-)

  • Perhaps tab throttling is suppose to make up for it.

    Nope, tab throttling does nothing for me.

  • Flags are experimental. They may be dropped if deemed not sufficiently useful, or they may be promoted to actual settings. Or replaced by something else, which may or may not be better. Most flags are actually from Chromium, and as such Opera may not even control whether it stays or goes.

  • So the flags are inherently probabilistic and we can hope this one will spontaneously reappear next time, right? :

    Like the warning in flags page says, they are experiments. They will be removed when the experiment ends, regardless if it will be turned into a feature/setting or if it will be just dropped.

    Usually flags don't come back but you can always hope.

  • They may be dropped if deemed not sufficiently useful, or they may be promoted to actual settings. Or replaced by something else, which may or may not be better. Most flags are actually from Chromium, and as such Opera may not even control whether it stays or goes.

    They will be removed when the experiment ends, regardless if it will be turned into a feature/setting or if it will be just dropped.

    Well, the thing is this particular option used to be not an experiment but an actual setting already. Turning on "Delay loading of background tabs" prevented inactive tabs from loading on startup. This behaviour was changed some time ago, and users were forced to use the flag.

    As far as I know, Chrome (and Chromium) has never had its "Delay loading of background tabs" option. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems the option was removed by Opera, not Chromium, developers for some reason. It can't be that hard to bring it back, can it? Let there be three options: load all tabs at once, delay loading, and prevent loading. Why not?

  • Well, the thing is this particular option used to be not an experiment but an actual setting already.

    It was an experiment, there used to be a flag to enable 'delay loading of background tabs' option in settings. When the feature was considered stable enough, they removed the flag.

    Together with that experiment there was another one to allow background tabs to load progressively after Opera had started when 'delay loading of background tabs' were enabled. That experiment also ended, with the feature being turned on.

  • So how do we start opera without tabs being loaded in the background? With around 50 tabs all my RAM is eaten in few minutes and my internet traffic is wasted. Strange thing is that on one pc tabs don't load, and on another they slowly load one by one. And it pisses me off that on pc with 4GB of ram tabs load and on one with 32GB don't. How do I stop that behavior?

  • So how do we start opera without tabs being loaded in the background?

    You close them before closing Opera. :-)

    How do I stop that behavior?

    Suggestions Box is not a place to make questions.

  • You close them before closing Opera. :-)

    No, simply no. Session is for a reason, which is to continue where you left off.
    I don't see a point in loading tabs before activating them.
    Where did Opera's policy go?
    I mean what about traffic savings?
    What about Opera Turbo, which is now gone from menu and is available only from options page?
    I pay for each GB of traffic, so my suggestion is to give #extended-lazy-session-loading option back, or even put that functionality to options page as "Don't load tabs until selected".
    Otherwise I'm forced to use another browser on my laptop. And I'm sure it's not only me.

  • It was an experiment, there used to be a flag to enable 'delay loading of background tabs' option in settings. When the feature was considered stable enough, they removed the flag.

    It was a very long experiment then. Too bad the Chinese developers have decided to end it.

    No, simply no. Session is for a reason, which is to continue where you left off.
    I don't see a point in loading tabs before activating them.
    Where did Opera's policy go?
    I mean what about traffic savings?
    What about Opera Turbo, which is now gone from menu and is available only from options page?
    I pay for each GB of traffic, so my suggestion is to give #extended-lazy-session-loading option back, or even put that functionality to options page as "Don't load tabs until selected".
    Otherwise I'm forced to use another browser on my laptop. And I'm sure it's not only me.

    That is so true.

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