Chrome and Opera only open a tab when it's truly needed. I need a browser that will open 25 tabs, not on a contingency basis, but really open them.

I've tried Firefox and Pale Moon. They do load all the tabs, BUT they get all tied into knots when I give them 25 tabs.

I'm not going to use the browser for general research, only to open specific websites that don't have advertising, etc. But I really do need to open all 25 tabs at once. I'm open to using an older version of a browser -- this project has a limited time scope.

  • What do you mean by "get all tied in knots"? Do you need it to be fast to open the tabs, or fast once the tabs are already open? Aug 7, 2018 at 18:30
  • @RockPaperLizard - I only need it to be reasonably fast. It's been using so much memory that sometimes my tabs don't load at all. They pull from a large database, using a lot of memory resources. I've been seeing a number above 2 million in the task manager in the memory column. When I put in a different parameter the browser gets so befuddled I have to restart the browser, but I would prefer not to have to do that every time I change the parameter. (For normal web browsing I plan to continue to use opera.) Aug 7, 2018 at 18:46
  • Hmmm... do the pages have any graphics, or are they text only? I ask because PortableApps has the Lynx and Linx text-based browsers. Aug 7, 2018 at 19:35
  • @RockPaperLizard - I found invisible-island.net/lynx/#installers but am not sure what to download there. I downloaded Lynx from Portable Apps but it didn't want to run. Couldn't find Linx. Aug 7, 2018 at 20:29
  • Try downloading the PortableApps Platform from portableapps.com/download - Then, using its menus, download Lynx or Linx. They are both in listed in the Internet section once the Platform is installed. Aug 7, 2018 at 20:35

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Turns out, what was bothering me about Opera was that it was delaying loading pages. There is a setting for that! I turned it off, and then was able to use Opera for my task. Memory and CPU are still spiking but are staying manageable.

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