Auto Tab Discard Alternatives

    Auto Tab Discard is described as 'a lightweight extension that uses the native method (tabs.discard) to unload or suspend browser tabs to significantly reduce the memory footprint of your browser when many tabs are opened' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to Auto Tab Discard for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Google Chrome and Firefox. The best alternative is The Marvellous Suspender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Auto Tab Discard are Tab Suspender for Safari (Free), The Great Suspender - No Track (Free, Open Source), UnloadTab (Free, Open Source) and Total Suspender (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Chrome OS
      • Google Chrome
      "The Marvellous Suspender" is a free and open-source Google Chrome extension for people who find that chrome is consuming too much system resources. Totally based on the original "The Great Suspender" but without ADS tracking and other problems.
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    1. Reduce your memory and CPU usage by up to 60% and indirectly your battery consumption by automatically suspending the tabs you aren't using.
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    2. Modified version of "The Great Suspender" to remove analytics tracking and rogue .js files from anonymous developer who is now in control of the GitHub source & web store versions.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Firefox
      An essential add-on for power users that have many tabs open. Curb your resource usage by unloading tabs that you haven't visited for a while. An unloaded tab is restored back to its original state when you need it again.

      Discontinued

      The last update was on February 11th, 2014.

    3. # Features - Only minimal user-permissions are required (storage to save configuration and tabs)
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    4. Unload / suspend / hibernate idle tabs to reduce memory and cpu usage.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • Firefox
      Dormancy 'retires' tabs that have gone unused for a while, freeing up that memory. It then restores the tabs to life when accessed. EXPERIMENTAL. MAY EAT YOUR SESSION OR DO OTHER BAD THINGS.

      Discontinued

      The last update was on June 17th, 2012.

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