Stop Chrome from Reloading Tabs
Sometimes when I’m working on a long pull request in GitHub and switch back to the PR tab after a while of looking at other pages the Pull Request page will automcaticall reload itself. Most of the time this is fine, but sometimes I wind up losing a lot of state (scroll position, which files were loaded manually, which files had been collapsed, etc). It turns out that Chrome will garbage collect tabs that are taking up a lot of memory that you may not be using. Chrome allows you to disable this behavior by going to chrome://flags/#automatic-tab-discarding. Simply set the drop down to ‘Disabled’.
I typically don’t want to keep this setting once I’m done with my PR, so I’ll
then jump into slack and ask it to
/remind me to fix
chrome://flags/#automatic-tab-discarding in the morning