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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? – RockPaperLizard Aug 7 '18 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.) – aparente001 Aug 7 '18 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. – RockPaperLizard Aug 7 '18 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. – aparente001 Aug 7 '18 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. – RockPaperLizard Aug 7 '18 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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