How to Toggle Lazy Loading of Restored Tabs in Vivaldi Browser

Vivaldi web browser stands out in the crowd of various web browsers because it does not simply copy the features and functions that already exist in other web browsers. Instead of copying the features, it is bringing many new exciting features to the Vivaldi web browser. Lazy loading of the restored tabs is one of the such features in the Vivaldi web browser.

When you open Vivaldi web browser and it loads the tabs that were open in the last session, which tabs should it load first? Should it load them all at once or should it load only the active tab? If you choose to load all of the restored tabs, then it is going to take more time for Vivaldi to startup. However, if you decide to load only one of the tabs then it is going to load relatively fast.

Here is how you can enable or disable lazy loading of restored tabs in the Vivaldi web browser:

  1. Launch Vivaldi web browser, click on the Vivaldi icon to open Vivaldi menu and select Settings from there. Alternatively, you can use the hotkey Ctrl+F12 to open settings. These both end up opening the Vivaldi settings window on your screen.
  2. In the Vivaldi settings window, select General category from the left side list.
  3. On the right side, you will find lazy load options under the Startup category. You can select the checkbox Lazy Load Restored Tabs to enable lazy loading of the tabs. If you want to disable lazy loading then you can uncheck this checkbox.Lazy Load Restored Tabs in Vivaldi
  4. Close the Vivaldi settings window.

Lazy loading of the tabs works only  in two situations – first when it was accidentally closed for some reason and second if you have enabled loading of last session in the startup settings. You can enable Startup with Last session setting in the same section as lazy loading of the restored tabs.