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    Default Tablet browser behavior

    I've used several browsers with my LTE Xoom (settling on Dolphin HD) and have noticed a singularly annoying behavior: when you wake up the device and tap the browser icon, all the tabs are empty and have to reload from scratch. Why not leave them in memory to speed up viewing?

    TJH
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    Never even noticed it. Seems like the norm. The browser on my PC doesn't hold old pages either.

    If you find it to be a problem why not make a suggestion/complaint to Google?
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    Wait... so on your PC, when you switch away from the browser or minimize the browser window to do something else (multitasking) then come back, all your tabs are blank and must reload? Doesn't sound right to me. Then again I've been using an "alternative" OS for the last 22 years.

    TJH
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    I misunderstood what you were saying. Brain fart. Never mind.

    Now that I'm on the same page...

    I'm using the stock browser on my 4G XOOM and just tried what you mentioned. I loaded four sites, then switched apps to something else, then came back to the browser.

    The data took a very brief moment to redraw, but it clearly was not going out to the web to refetch the page.

    Try it again, then close a tab and open a new one back to the same exact web page. You'll see the loading difference.

    On the stock browser, the screen simply redraws and does so very quickly. When opening a web page in a new tab, you get that progress bar across the top and it takes longer.
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    If you want them to stay use the home button and don't close with the X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Castorshells View Post
    If you want them to stay use the home button and don't close with the X.
    That was my initial confusion.

    I think he is closing with the home button. When he comes back I think he's misinterpreting the redraw time as a new screen fetch from the site.
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    Either it's the world's slowest redraw (think C64 speeds), or it IS fetching the page again. Indeed, I just did a test and switched over to Dolphin that had one tab open previously. Sure enough, the page is blank, the progress bar moves across the screen and the wireless icon in the corner indicates data transfer.

    Keep in mind, this doesn't happen every time but mostly after the tablet has been asleep. Still, the last page viewed shouldn't be purged, should it?

    I am not closing the browser with the X. Sheesh...

    TJH

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk 2
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    I just tried it again on mine. It's clearly a redraw on mine. No progress bar and it's a lot faster and different from fetching a new page from the internet.

    I switched applications and came back.

    I let it go to sleep and came back.

    I switched applications, then let it go to sleep and came back.

    I even tested a couple of websites that give me a different frame of advertising every time I visit them. No difference... same frame of advertising every time it redraws. Tried it a bunch of times in a row to make sure.

    I'm rooted and am running the Eos ICS ROM. I don't know how that would make things different, but I thought I'd mention it.

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