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  • Before the new 50 version, whenever you had tabs open and restarted your browser it would load the current state of the page, you could see the news from today.
    But no... Opera team said: "NO! People must hate it, why don't we make it so it saves the state of the page on quitting Opera! Brilliant!"

    So now, if I click a tab I have to refresh it manually like an idiot to actually see the news from today. How do I enable the old behavior?

  • anyone have any idea what could it be?

    apparently this is a new flag that has been added in v50
    "#lazy-loading-on-crash-loop enabled on all streams" but it has no effect.

  • @whatduck22 What do you mean by 'save the state of the page'?

  • See

    From what I understand, background tabs on startup are reloading from cache instead of fresh. The "delay loading background tabs on startup" option doesn't make a difference. It just controls whether you have to focus first or not before the load. But, it's still loading from cache only on startup where op has to manually refresh every tab.

  • so, does no one have the same issue I'm having?
    can it be something in the preferences file?

  • ok I can't seem to edit my previous post,
    so I'll just say that there is another person who has the same problem in the reddit post above.
    I also asked my friend if he faces the same issue and he does.

  • I haven't been able to reproduce yet. But, can you give us a list of sites to open and tell us which once is focused when you shut down Opera so that we can try to reproduce better?

    @whatduck22 said in Disabling new tab behavior:

    can it be something in the preferences file?

    Possibly. You can test that out though. Download the Opera installer, launch it, click "options", set "install path" to a folder on your desktop, set "install for" to "Standalone installation" and installer. Test in that Opera and see what happens.

  • @burnout426
    well I have a lot of tabs and by a lot I mean a looooot
    so I don't think that's going to help in anyway, usually I'm testing on Reddit because that's where I can test it best I believe.

    anyway, I've tried what you proposed and use a fresh standalone installation.
    keep in mind I haven't touched any settings whatsoever, I just installed and ran opera.
    here's how it looks

  • Okay. The visual helped. I'll mess around with things. I'll look in ctrl + shift + i -> Network and take a look at the responses to see what the cache headers say too. Maybe there's been a change in how Chromium honors cache headers or something.

  • Okay, with at least, I can confirm that it happens with Opera 50 and Opera 52 (Opera Developer). I can also confirm that it happens with Chrome. In short, I can close Opera over and over again and Opera (when using "continue from last time") keeps loading the same stale version of the page on startup.

    I tested with Firefox and "Continue where I left off" and it loads the the fresh version of the page on startup each time.

  • @burnout426
    what version of chrome did you try?

  • Version 64.0.3282.119 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    Version 66.0.3336.0 (Official Build) canary (64-bit)
    Windows 10 Pro

  • So apparently this is now a feature!
    That's how it was meant to work all along... what does it matter it did not since the first version of Chromium?

    Deal with it users!!!

    Also who cares there was a flag for exactly this behaviour until the latest update #browser-side-navigation which actually changed this behaviour back to normal. Nope, we removed the flag and made it default! Brilliant!