Do tabs get natively suspended (without a special extension), and if so, can that be stopped?

  • I am new to Opera and use the latest version on Windows 7.

    Like I wrote above, do tabs get natively suspended (without a special extension), and if so, can that be stopped? The problem is that when I have more than one open, and one is left idle for a decent period of time, when I click on the tab that has sat idle for a while, there is a delay in the page re-rendering, just like it had been suspended. I don't like that on a slow computer because I have to wait to view one of those pages (I never open more than 2-3 tabs due to my slow computer).

    Are tabs now being natively suspended, and if not, is the delay due to my slow computer, or is there another problem that is causing this?

  • I want to add:

    I think I found that Opera automatically suspends tabs.

    A question about the extension Tab Suspender:

    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/tab-suspender-tab-unloader/?display=en

    If I set it to suspend only after a long period of time, for example, 90 minutes, will this prevent Opera's native tab suspension from suspending tabs during this 90 minute wait? If so, that would solve my problem.

  • I don't know about "Tab suspension" but, there is a guide that may help at some point for use Opera in your computer.

    https://forums.opera.com/topic/19476/opera-guide-for-low-end-pcs/1

  • Thanks very much for that! It will be very useful.

    But again, for you or anybody:

    Am I correct that tabs get natively suspended in Opera?

    Can it be stopped or can the interval be changed?

    And of course for anybody who has an idea, if I use a tab suspension extension and set the interval to large number of minutes, will it override the default interval of Opera (again....only if it has native suspension)?

    Thanks in advance!

  • The problem is that when I have more than one open, and one is left idle for a decent period of time, when I click on the tab that has sat idle for a while, there is a delay in the page re-rendering, just like it had been suspended.

    Do you have any examples? I don't seem to be able to reproduce here.

  • Most likely, you can't reproduce it because you do not have a slow computer like I do. On my computer, when the tabs reawaken, that causes a delay. Since I do not open a lot of tabs (due to the slow computer), I'm not worried about the resources used by the tabs. The delay caused when the tabs reawaken is the thing I am trying to stop or minimize.

  • It would be interesting to know how other Chromium based browsers behave in your system.

  • Slow.....that is why I switched to Opera, which is lighter and faster, and is especially good for slow computers.

  • I've found that, but now there is nothing about in flags to disable it.

    Maybe this extension helps at some point.

  • Thanks, Zalex....but that is the one I listed above.

    Bottom line: if a suspender extension is activated, does its suspension activity preclude the native suspension activity, or is it in addition to the native suspension? If it is the former, I could set the suspender extension to suspend after a high number of minutes, which would effectively stop the tab suspension.

  • Slow.....that is why I switched to Opera, which is lighter and faster, and is especially good for slow computers.

    But they do the same thing with tabs?

  • Basically the same thing.....just slower with Chrome.

  • Basically the same thing

    So it's probably a Chromium behavior. Or, maybe, just the system saving resources.

  • Correct....a slow computer, and because of that, I do not open many tabs, and because of that fact, the delay caused by the tabs reawakening is much more problematic than any slowdown caused by having too many tabs open, which is the specific problem tab hibernation is designed to solve. That is why I would like to eliminate tab hibernation as much as possible.

    1. So again, it boils down to this: if a suspender extension is activated, does its suspension activity preclude the native suspension activity, or is it in addition to the native suspension? Do you know the answer to that?

    If it is the former, I could set the suspender extension to suspend after a high number of minutes, which would effectively stop the tab suspension.

    1. The last question: is there a way to raise the interval of time the system uses to initiate tab hibernation?
  • So again, it boils down to this: if a suspender extension is activated, does its suspension activity preclude the native suspension activity, or is it in addition to the native suspension? Do you know the answer to that?

    Don't know, sorry. But I would guess that it won't change the native one.
    Also, if it's the system doing it, I'm not sure if an extension would help.

  • Then, I suppose you ask to not waste time testing the extension...

    Seems that you may need to test for yourself, just read the Extension options if fits your needs and be patient. :rolleyes:

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