Whenever I Ctrl+Click a link (or right-click it and choose "Open link in new tab") or when I open Chrome after closing it while having multiple tabs open - the background (other than the one I look at) tab(s) begin loading data immediately. I would strongly prefer them to be idle until I switch to them myself. Is this possible to achieve with some configuration or an extension?


You can use first "mousemove" for activating loading the rest or dynamic services. Despite not the very best option, it works.

  • Perhaps you have confused SuperUser with StackOverflow. I don't mean doing it for my own web site as a developer, I mean all the web sites as a user. – Ivan Sep 27 '14 at 16:39
  • crap :) you are right, sorry. I might suggest an extension I have just found lazy-load – JSBach Sep 27 '14 at 18:06
  • The description says "Blocks all requests in inactive tabs (except main document and favicon)" while I'd like to block the main documents of inactive tabs as well. – Ivan Sep 27 '14 at 18:22
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    Seems like there is a need for such work here is the discussion. – JSBach Sep 28 '14 at 9:51

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