The Great Suspender
The Great Suspender is a lightweight Chrome extension that automatically suspends tabs to free up memory and CPU. It improves performance, detects audio playing tabs, and allows customization of suspension behavior.
A lightweight extension to reduce Chrome's memory footprint. Perfect if you have a lot of tabs open at the same time. Tabs that have not been viewed after a configurable length of time will be automagically suspended in the background, freeing up the memory and CPU being consumed by that tab.
➤ Whitelist specific URLs or domains that you do not want to suspend
➤ Optionally show a screen capture of the tab before it was suspended
➤ Vastly improves performance when restarting Chrome with a large number of open tabs
➤ Detects tabs playing audio and can prevent them from suspending
➤ Detects tabs that contain forms with user input and can prevent them from suspending
➤ Configurable behavior when browsing offline or on battery power
➤ Built from open source code for full transparency
Install from ZIP file