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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 six alternatives to Dormancy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Firefox, Mac, Google Chrome and Linux. The best alternative is Auto Tab Discard, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dormancy are Firemin, UnloadTab, Tiny Suspender and Total Suspender.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Firefox

Dormancy 'retires' tabs that have gone unused for a while, freeing up that memory. It then restores the tabs to...

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  1. Auto Tab Discard icon

    Auto Tab Discard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    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. Firemin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Firefox

    Firemin is a small utility to reduce the amount of memory Firefox or other browsers use. Although Firefox memory usage improved a little over the last few years, it still uses a lot of memory; a little more than we feel comfortable with.

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    AnotherPersona

    Nothing to do with tab administration, no un/suspend, download, no FF plugin

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  3. UnloadTab icon

    UnloadTab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • 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.

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    Discontinued

    The last update was on February 11th, 2014.

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  4. Tiny Suspender icon

    Tiny Suspender

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome

    Unload / suspend / hibernate idle tabs to reduce memory and cpu usage.

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    Total Suspender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    Firefox extension to suspend tab processes.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTotal Suspender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    FooTab

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome

    This Chrome/Iron extension is inspired by the excellent Firefox extension - BarTab, although it's much less sophisticated and powerful.

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    Discontinued

    Last Update: 2016-11-29

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