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    UnloadTab is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to UnloadTab for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Firefox and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Auto Tab Discard, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like UnloadTab are Firemin (Free, Open Source), BarTab Tycho (Free, Open Source), FooTab (Free) and Tiny Suspender (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 4, 2021
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    An essential add-on for power users that have many tabs open. Curb your resource usage by unloading tabs that you...
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      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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      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.


    1. BarTab Tycho reduces memory usage by unloading tabs, either manually or automatically after an adjustable time period. It can also intercept when tabs are loaded in the background or restored after a browser restart, and only load the content when the tab is actually visited.
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      This Chrome/Iron extension is inspired by the excellent Firefox extension - BarTab, although it's much less sophisticated and powerful.
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    2. Unload / suspend / hibernate idle tabs to reduce memory and cpu usage.


    3. Firefox extension to suspend tab processes.
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      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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