I always set my browser to reopen all tabs from the previous session, but of course I don't want the browser to also load the content of each tab, I want it to load only the content of the active tab, and load the other tabs only if and when I switch to them.
The main reason why I want that is that one or more of the tabs can contain a video or a stream, which I obviously want to start only when I switch to that tab; I don't want all the tabs containing videos to start playing their videos simultaneously at startup.
The only browser I know that implements this trivial and obviously needed (in my opinion) feature is Firefox. IE does not seem to me to support this feature. Opera does not support this feature and from my research on their forum there are several users waiting for this since years. The exact same thing goes for Chrome. I am really surprised about that.
Up until now I used Firefox, but since a while Firefox started crashing and completely freezing my Windows 8.1 computer, so I'm looking for another browser that supports saving the tabs from last session but not reloading their content at startup.
ADDED: I was able to stick to Firefox thanks to a suggestion from the comments below that allowed me to eliminate the reason why I was looking for another browser:
disabling hardware acceleration under Settings>Advanced made FF stop making my video driver crash.