Dormancy Alternatives

    Dormancy is described as ''retires' tabs that have gone unused for a while, freeing up that memory. It then restores the tabs to life when accessed' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to Dormancy for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Firefox, Google Chrome and Linux. The best alternative is Auto Tab Discard, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dormancy are Tab Suspender for Safari (Free), Firemin (Free, Open Source), UnloadTab (Free, Open Source) and Tiny Suspender (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 4, 2021

    1. Auto Tab Discard 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.
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    2. 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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    3. Firemin will force Firefox to use less memory. It is safe to use, spyware free and completely free. Firemin Installs instantly.
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      AnotherPersona Nothing to do with tab administration, no un/suspend, download, no FF plugin
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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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.

    4. Unload / suspend / hibernate idle tabs to reduce memory and cpu usage.
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    5. # Features - Only minimal user-permissions are required (storage to save configuration and tabs)
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      • FreeProprietary
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      This Chrome/Iron extension is inspired by the excellent Firefox extension - BarTab, although it's much less sophisticated and powerful. It works for 10 secs on Chrome/Iron start, blocking tabs that are not active from any web requests.
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