Sometimes it becomes very annoying when certain web pages, that we had left open for a while, start automatically reloading, especially when the data speed is slow. Certain web pages are designed to get automatically reloaded in a while just to increase their page views or visitor counts. So in that case here are certain steps that can be taken to disable annoying auto-reloading of web pages that not just consume time when your connection is slow, but also consume data:
(Caution: Any unnecessary change in these experimental features may cause your browser to crash, so please be careful.)
- Open Google chrome web browser and in he address bar, type: chrome://flags and hit Enter. This will open the Experiments page of Google Chrome and a list of experiments will appear in the page.
- Look for #automatic-tab-discarding option in the list of experiments and change it to disabled or simply type chrome://flags/#automatic-tab-discarding in the Google chrome web browser to directly access this option.
- Now, a Relaunch Now option will appear at the bottom of the page, click on it. This will relaunch all the webpages currently open but prevent them from reloading automatically.
This option is actually useful for low memory systems, if enabled tabs get automatically discarded from memory when the system memory is low. Discarded tabs are still visible on the tab strip and get reloaded when clicked on.