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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?

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

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  • 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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