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The Great Suspender Alternatives for Firefox

The Great Suspender is not available for Firefox but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Firefox alternative is Auto Tab Discard, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to The Great Suspender and seven of them are available for Firefox so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Firefox alternatives to The Great Suspender are Tab Wrangler, Dustman, UnloadTab and Total Suspender.

This page was last updated Feb 9, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online
  • Google Chrome

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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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    Almost everyone thinks Auto Tab Discard is a great alternative to The Great Suspender.
  2. Tab Wrangler icon

    Tab Wrangler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Tab Wrangler is a Google Chrome extension to close unused tabs at a user defined time.

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  3. Dustman icon

    Dustman

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    If you tend to open too many tabs, closing them when no longer needed could be a tedious task. Fortunately you don't have to do it yourself.

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    crogonint

    This one automagically closes tabs you haven't viewed recently. That means that you're depending on Chrome's notoriously rotten History function to get back old tabs.

    BAD idea.

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  4. 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.

    Discontinued

    The last update was on February 11th, 2014.

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  5. Total Suspender icon

    Total Suspender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    Firefox extension to suspend tab processes.

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  6. AutoClose Tabs

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    AutoClose Tabs will automatically close tabs that have not been used for a long time.

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    AutoClose Tabs vs The Great Suspender opinions
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    crogonint

    This one also will automatically close your tabs, forcing you to rely on Chrome's crappy History function to retrieve them.

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  7. Dormancy icon

    Dormancy

    • 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 life when accessed.

    Discontinued

    The last update was on June 17th, 2012.

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