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How to stop Google Chrome from auto reloading tabs when revisited

21 March 2018 4

Google Chrome is one of the most commonly used web browsers. Its integration with Google apps and services along with cross-platform availability makes it an ideal choice for any kind of browsing task. But if you are a regular user of Chrome on PC, you must have noticed that it tends to auto-reload tabs when you revisit them after a few minutes. This can turn out to be frustrating in situations like when you are filling up a form or simply working on multiple tabs.

If you have been thinking about how to disable Chrome auto-reloading of tabs and have your tabs the way you left them, here is a short and easy to follow tutorial for you.

Step 1: Launch the Google Chrome browser on your PC. Open a new tab and type chrome://flags to open the Chrome flags section.

Step 2: Search for tab discarding in the search box which will give you result as shown in the screenshot below.


Step 3: Click the Enabled option and choose Disabled from the drop-down menu. Once you have done that, click the Relaunch Now button to relaunch the Chrome browser.


This way, you can stop auto-reloading of Chrome tabs whenever you visit them after some time. It is worth mentioning that it is necessary to reload the browser to make the change take place. It will not work if you just make the change and keep using the browser.

If you have any other questions or doubts about Chrome's tab discarding, feel free to ask them in the comments section below.


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