How to disable Firefox tab reloading (Android)

Smartphones August 16, 2017

In Firefox (Android), when you have a tab already opened and you switch to another, when you return to the previous one you will see that Firefox reloads the tab again, which is the case on every tab. See how you can easily disable this feature.

The reason this happens is because of the operating system, where it stops any function that is not active at the moment, in order to save memory for the system. Do not try the following mode if your phone does not have enough memory (over 2GB).

Open a new tab and type as URL:


It will show you some options of Firefox. Click on the Add button (Cross).

In the field that will appear, type:


Now select "Boolean" on the right and "True" at the bottom. Now save the new setting and exit the menu. You will see that when you change tabs it will not reload them.

How to disable Firefox tab reloading (Android) 1

To disable this feature, go back to the Settings Menu, select the setting you just added and change the "True" to "False".


Welcome to my blog. My name is Akis Mparekas. I am a freelance web developer from Greece. At the same time I am taking my first steps in game development (unity) and animation (blender). I also create cool stuff, either for work or for fun. When I have time, I write tutorials and I blog.