We are browsing normally and enjoying certain content on the web and suddenly the chrome tabs open or reload automatically What can we do to fix this annoying problem? A little further down we propose several ideas so that you can apply and find the solution to this inconvenience that ruins our experience with the browser.
Causes of the problem
There are different reasons why we may be facing this problem:
- A slow computer can cause the tabs to load again when we go to select them.
- Unwanted Chrome extensions, ads, and PUPs can also cause it.
- Corruption of one or more browser files.
- One or another modification in the system configuration may be causing the problem.
How to fix Chrome tabs opening or reloading automatically
Adjust custom search
In many cases the problem originates from the custom search settings. We solve it quite simply:
- The first thing will be to open a new tab and enter any text in the address bar, we will be able to see a search list.
- On the search results page, we are going to have to click on the settings icon (it looks like a gear) that is on the right side and we will see a few options.
- Here we are going to choose View all settings from the menu.
- Then, we are going to have to go down to the section that says “Where the results are opened” and we are going to uncheck the option called “Open each selected result in a new browser window.
In order to save the configuration, we will click on the button respectively.
Close background apps
System memory plays a critical role in the operation of applications and the browser. So we are going to have to verify what background applications we have open and how much memory each of these is consuming. Those that are unnecessary, we must close them immediately. To check this, we will follow these steps:
- The first thing we will do is press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager. We can also right click on the “Start” button and choose “Task Manager”.
- If it is the first time that we open it, in the lower left we will click on “More details”.
- In the processes tab, we will have to verify which processes are consuming the most memory.
- Let’s consider that one of the ones that will consume the most is Google Chrome, we are not going to close it, obviously; here we will focus on apps that are not essential.
- Therefore, when we find one or several apps that are not necessary, we will right-click it and choose “End task”.
Modify Chrome settings
- We are going to click on the three points that are in the upper right corner of the screen to display the configuration menu.
- Next, we are going to click on Settings.
- Here we will have to go to the left sidebar and click on Advanced settings to display the options menu.
- We go to System and disable the switch that is associated with the option Continue running applications in the background when Google Chrome is closed.
Disable autodisable in Chrome
The browser has a memory management feature, which discards and reloads the tabs. This allocates more memory to certain tabs and saves unused memory if needed. Then reload when we need to use a particular one. Although when we are completing a form, it can obviously ruin things for us. It also brings us to the problem of automatic reloading, so the ideal is to disable the option.
- Let’s go to a new Chrome tab.
- In the address bar we will write Chrome://discards and press enter.
- We will have to find the Disposable option automatically; we would have to see an X to disable it and a mark to activate it. The idea is to disable specific tabs.
Now we will have to check if it works, generally it will not automatically reload the tabs that we have specified.