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If I have two or more tabs open, the tab will refresh every single time that I switch between them, even if I had it open 5 seconds ago. Any ideas on how to stop this?

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Same problem here. Did you ever solve this? – Jivings Feb 10 '13 at 11:13
Do you know which channel you are on (Stable, beta, or development)? You can check by clicking on Settings | Help | More Info... (…). I haven't found an answer to your question, but I did find an old issue report ( and an old forum topic (!topic/chromebook-central/A0k7qZsGoak). Both of these seem to have occurred for users on non-stable channels at some point in the past. – Shannon Wagner Feb 10 '13 at 11:37

Issue 26967: Tabs reload when selected says :

Fixed with change,17014

This change was merged on Feb 29, 2012.
You apparently just need to wait until this fix finds its way to your computer.

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Note: I'm not too sure about the relationship between Chrome and Chromium as regarding bug fixes. – harrymc Feb 10 '13 at 15:58
Looks like this will be the definitive answer. I am using Chromium so hopefully the next build will fix! Thanks! – Jivings Feb 10 '13 at 17:42
It's a year later and this problem is still common. Either fix bogus or never made it into Chromebook stream. – Isaac Rabinovitch Mar 23 '13 at 20:28
@IsaacRabinovitch: Try to revive it on the Chromium forums. – harrymc Mar 23 '13 at 21:32
@IsaacRabinovitch: (1) There is no way I can do that, (2) I'm not to blame for the errors of the Chromium developers, (3) I did find for the poster what his problem was. – harrymc Mar 24 '13 at 7:51

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