When loading any layer into ArcMap (with drag-and-drop), it is automatically displayed/rendered into the canvas. I didn't find any option for disabling this behavior. Any suggestion?
"When you uncheck the Make newly added layers visible by default option on the General tab of the ArcMap Options dialog box, new layers that you add will appear in the table of contents but not be automatically turned on (drawn on the map)...."
This is in the tip on this page: http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/map/working-with-layers/adding-layers-to-a-map.htm
...also, more details of options here: http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/map/working-with-arcmap/setting-arcmap-options.htm