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Disabling new tab behavior

  • See https://www.reddit.com/r/operabrowser/comments/7pvj04/tab_behavior_changed_with_v500/.

    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
    https://i.imgur.com/QY9gSBE.gifv

  • 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 https://www.reddit.com/r/all/new/ 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!