demitsuri : How to make Opera 46 not to load all tabs to memory by default?
leocg : Don't keep tabs opened.
demitsuri : Not a variant. Other ideas?
leocg : Maybe upgrade the computer? Sorry, there don't seem to be any solution other than deal with it.
That behaviour of opening tons of tabs was working fine since forever (I stayed on Opera Presto until it got implemented in Opera Blink), and is available on at least Vivaldi and Firefox.
I don't think I should have to upgrade my computer to 16 or even 32 GB RAM just to open the session on tabs I could open without troubles before.
leocg : So why keep those tabs opened? If I have some tabs opened when I start a browser is because I - and I believe also 99% of people - want them to load as soon as possible at browser start up.
If not then I would bookmark those pages or get them from history.
Beleiving that 99% of the people are doing just like you is pretty self-centered. In my friend group, I know at least 10 people who are keeping tons of tabs opened, and I'm not assuming we're the majority.
The thing is, Opera isn't used by a majority of people, it's like 1 or 2% market share, and is (or at least was) pretty centered on nerd and power-users, which are more likely to keep tons of tabs.
Bookmarking, and then finding that bookmark again are actions that I didn't need to bother with before, and other browsers like Vivaldi and Firefox don't require me to do those actions.
leocg : And what if the problem is not the pages being loaded? Unless you are talking about very heavy ones, web pages loading should not cause any major issue.
Try to open 400 pages, and let's talk again.
demitsuri : Store tabs to bookmarks, and then open them back - Usability => 0.
leocg : Well, it's just one possible way to handle the problem you've created, there may be others.
leocg : Yes, you. You were the one who decided that you had to have a bunch of tabs opened all the time.
A problem that we created, really ? We were just using one of the features of Opera (which used to be a stable feature not an experiment in Opera Presto).
And saying it again in case you forgot, Vivaldi and Firefox have that feature built-in.
ghostlogic : Seriously? That feature was an experiment? For how many years?
leocg : Years? I don't remember it had been running for so long. At least as an Opera flag.
Googled it, Opera 21, March 2014 : https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2014/03/opera-developer-21-0-1432-5/
To sum my message up (or TL;DR as they say), leocg, you're too close-minded, there are couple of users complaining about a feature that was there for YEARS, that Opera was the first to put in the Presto version, and that is nowadays copied by other browsers (at least Vivaldi and Firefox), that feature is then taken out which makes it hard to open Opera on high-end computers, and yet you insists that the bunch of us complaining were using it wrong, just because we're not using it exactly like you.