Why do Chrome and Opera extensions open a new tab while checking for changes?

Usually Distill checks webpages in the background. However for some webpages, Chrome/Opera does not allow webpages to be loaded in background. For such webpages a new tab is opened. Once the page is loaded and checked by Distill, tab is closed automatically.

How to prevent checks in a new tab?

  • You can use Distill's Firefox add-on. Firefox allows all kind of webpages to be opened and checked for changes in the background.
  • Globally force all checks to happen in background or in a Window. Go to “Settings > Advanced” and select how pages should be opened and checked for changes.
  • If you know that content in the webpage is not dynamic, you can change dynamic to false in the config. If you are not sure about the dynamic nature of the content try changing the config and see if it works.

To change config:

  1. Go to Options window
  2. Click Show config
  3. Change “dynamic”: true to “dynamic”: false.
  4. Save