Although I use Google Chrome as my default internet browser, I know very well that Chrome cannot match the stability Firefox offers me. Firefox has rarely ever crashed on me while Chrome’s crashes are usual. This is why I an hour ago I shifted my default browser back to Firefox and luckily, found a great add-on for it a minute later.
I enjoy puns so the name of this add-on is perhaps my favorite feature of it. The add-on is named BarTab.
When we open Firefox, it restores the last session (according to the settings of most users) and takes up quite some time to load up the tabs from the last session. Similarly when we open a new tab while the current tab is still loading, the new tab starts loading and this slows down the loading time of the currently open tab.
BarTab is a wonderful Firefox add-on that lets us put these bars ‘on our tab.’ We can choose to have the extension stop these tabs from auto-loading unless we visit them. In other words, the tabs we ‘add to our tab,’ do not load unless we open them.
We can do this by accessing the add-on’s options from the add-on’s page in Firefox.
The options look like this:
According to the options I have set for BarTab, my tabs will not load unless I open them. This applies to new tabs and the tabs when Firefox restores the session. In the options I can also choose to stop the loading/refreshing of a certain tab if I have not visited it for a while.
Try out BarTab and see how it helps us Firefox users in a small but significant way.