The Great Discarder
Automatically discards unused tabs to free up system resources. Suspend tabs to reduce chrome memory usage. Uses chrome's native tab discarding.
- Free • Open Source
- Chrome OS
- Vivaldi Browser
- Google Chrome
What is The Great Discarder?
"The Great Discarder" is a clone of the authors other open source chrome extension "The Great Suspender". It was built to take advantage of Google's new 'tab discarding' functionality which is essentially a native implementation of tab suspension. This implementation is more robust and performant, both in the resources consumed by the extension, and the memory savings of the tab suspension. It is also compatible with chrome tab history syncing.
Advantages over The Great Suspender:
- More memory savings
- Compatible with chrome tab syncing
- Super lightweight extension that uses no content scripts or persistent background scripts
Disadvantages over The Great Suspender:
- No visibility on which tabs have been suspended
- Unable to prevent a tab from reloading when it gains focus
Please do a google search for this extension. It has been sold to a unknown party and they have injected questionable code. Microsoft has banded it from edge. Its a shame - I use this extension everyday :(
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- 29 Open Issues
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CategoriesOS & Utilities • Web Browsers
Lists containing The Great DiscarderExtensions for TAB Management, MEMory Control • Chrome
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A simpler version of The Great Suspender, yet oddly the same size. Last updated in 2017 and dead as the developer ignored a 2018 PR to not load tabs on startup, which the actively maintained The Great Suspender does.