About Hibernation



  • I would love to see the following (optional) behavior: Clicking on a hibernated tab does [b]not[/b] refresh the tab immediately but presents the webpage in the very state it was when the tab was (manually) refreshed the last time. This should also work across closing and opening the browser. O12 has such behavior but admittedly it is not 100% consistent and sometimes tabs are unintentionally refreshed in the background (I guess most often when opening the browser).



  • That would be great.

    I guess O12 hadn't had the chance to develop that feature into something more mature before Jon left.

    This is something I've always wanted in a browser. Either that, or I would like to see tabs not take up extra resources after they've been fully loaded. And maybe to pick and choose certain things that would be loaded in certain websites, like only notifications in Facebook or something, if that were someday possible.



  • At the risk of embarrassing myself, am i correct in assuming that tab hibernation is still missing from the Linux versions? I think i recall a comment in the blog when the SS with hibernation was released, saying that it would not be available for Linux til the next SS. That was several SS's ago, & i continue to not be able to find it in my x64 Deb SS versions. Am i right in supposing that if i right-click an inactive tab, read the context menu, & see no mention of hibernation, that ipso facto my SS [1.0.403.20 (Developer Build) dev (64-bit)] still doesn't include it? Is there a Flag i need to activate (i did search Flags for that word & didn't see it]?



  • Nobody, huh?



  • I agree, I hate this with passion. Browsers on Android do the same thing and the page reloads again when you switch to a tab or switch apps.

    This makes it slow. Not only that, but potentially dangerous, if that page was sending a post action or something which you should not repeat again, it will reload the page and send that again.

    There is no point on having tab hibernation if when you switch to that tab, you have to wait until the page loads again from scratch. That makes the whole hibernation feature useless since when you switch tabs you want to see what is there immediately. I prefer to have a static page and it should only reload on a specific action like clicking somewhere in the page. I'm not sure how this could be solved but reloading the tab is horrible.



  • @Steffie:

    At the risk of embarrassing myself, am i correct in assuming that tab hibernation is still missing from the Linux versions?
    To my knowledge we've still no hibernation on Linux. While disappointing to hear, you may want to try "The Great Suspender" in the meantime. I've been using it for a long time on Chromium and Vivaldi and while I've not had the chance to use Vivaldi's Tab Hibernation, what I hear doesn't sound very good in comparison to TGS.


    @terere:

    There is no point on having tab hibernation if when you switch to that tab, you have to wait until the page loads again from scratch. That makes the whole hibernation feature useless since when you switch tabs you want to see what is there immediately. I prefer to have a static page and it should only reload on a specific action like clicking somewhere in the page. I'm not sure how this could be solved but reloading the tab is horrible.

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but how would you suggest hibernation should be performed if you don't want the tab to reload when it comes out of hibernation? The whole point is to dump the process and free up resources, if you leave the page displayed and in RAM, you're not suspending it at all.

    I do think that hibernated tabs shouldn't reload until the user requests it though. The plugin I mentioned above will create a screenshot of the page and display that while it's suspended (Perhaps this is what you're saying?); Clicking the page/image or the bar at the top will un-suspend it. It can also auto-suspend tabs after a preset time of inactivity. I may be biased but i feel like Vivaldi should at least behave in this manner when hibernating. Anything less seems like a waste of time to maintain.

    Of course being a Linux user I've not yet had the opportunity to try Vivaldi's hibernation feature, so for all I know this is already standard behavior.



  • Hi hekel – thanks for the info; i appreciate it. With respect though, i probably won't bother to try it, as hibernation is not something i feel strongly enough about to add in yet another Extension (i AM happy to use Extensions for functions i regard as vital, but this probably isn't one of them]. In honesty, i was really just curious, given so many others here seem to feel strongly about it [both + & -]… i was interested to see what i was missing out on, teehee.



  • I agree that hibernation should be optional! Since my interest is speed, reloading is the last thing I would want when I switch to a tab. We can serve our computers' needs, or they can serve our needs. I know which of these choices is better!

    Mike


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