Prevent Chrome from messing up your tabs upon reload

One (but not the only) problem that I have with Google Chrome is that it tries to reload all tabs after restart. This has two consequences:

I have lots (50+) of tabs. Trying to load them all at once wastes my CPU and RAM.

Accessing some resources require re-authentication, so I am redirected to the auth/SSO page instead. Like 50 times. If I don’t re-auth quickly, the SSO session is no longer valid, and my SSO system fails to redirect me back to the original page. There are also many other reasons, why I may not be able to get the automatic redirect to the original page URL. Worse, Chrome doesn’t always correctly save the URL history when redirects are involved, nor does it offer proper session management. Basically, at this point my page is lost (searching history doesn’t help either).

In this super-quick post I will provide solutions to both of these annoyances.


Apple iOS Update Management with WorkspaceONE UEM (AirWatch)

This practical entry briefly outlines how to force or defer OS Update for Apple iOS devices (iPhones, iPads). There are two completely opposite use cases for this:

  • Critical 0-day vulnerability – must force push OS Update to patch the devices
  • Business critical apps not tested with the latest iOS update – must delay/disallow update before testing. This is a better known challenge to Apple device managers, since typically user is allowed to update manually.