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The Great Suspender

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Make your computer run smoothly by suspending the tabs you aren't using

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Description from store A lightweight extension to reduce chrome's memory footprint. Perfect if you have a lot of tabs open at the same time. Tabs that have not been viewed after a configurable length of time will be automagically suspended in the background, freeing up the memory and CPU being consumed by that tab. ➤ Whitelist specific urls or domains that you do not want to suspend ➤ Optionally show screen capture of tab before it was suspended ➤ Vastly improves performance when restarting chrome with a large number of open tabs ➤ Detects tabs playing audio and can prevent them from suspending ➤ Detects tabs that contain forms with user input and can prevent them from suspending ➤ Configurable behaviour when browsing offline or on battery power ➤ Built from open source code for full transparency

Latest reviews

  • (2022-05-15) SuperTRev: Can this extension stop hounding me about donating like every ten minutes, thanks.
  • (2022-04-27) Mohamed Jebali: It's awesome. One thing I'd like to suggest though When clicking refresh on a snoozed tab, it should load the original page not the placeholder page
  • (2022-04-13) Tarliu Tudor: dark theme NOT working NOT ONLY AFTER I change theme from dark to light and then back to dark again
  • (2022-04-12) sharen white: contains malware remove asap
  • (2022-03-13) Camilo Florez: the best suspender... but put Automatically suspend tabs after: 3 mins !! plz.
  • (2022-03-08) Random guy on the internet: BEST EXTENSION I HAVE EVER USED I wish I found this extension earlier. It's a must for chromium users.
  • (2022-02-17) João Serra: Although all the history with the extension being bought and place malware by the new owner. This extension still uses the same (or very similar logo) leaves me questioning... But anyway, I was just here to tell this extension doesnt seems to work well when working with "Tab Groups Extension"(maybe?), because when the tabs are suspended they seem to move from the window they are to the current window that is open (i think), it leaves all my tabs disorganized
  • (2022-02-10) Batuhan Selçuk: Ram kullanımını önemli derecede azaltıyor güzel bir eklenti tavsiye derim.
  • (2022-01-30) Mritunjay: Awesome tool, saves a lot of battery and improves performance. Really Loved it.
  • (2022-01-06) Md. Nahidul Alam Chowdhury: auto load all tabs, auto deletes tab, lost tab, freezes chrome. Does not work screen capturing.
  • (2022-01-02) Felipe Rafael Anzolin: PERFEITO!
  • (2021-12-21) Ayoub Kd: good
  • (2021-12-16) Blue Noda: This thing is amazing. I usually have 3 Chrome windows and 30 tabs running at a time.... and chrome always slows my computer down. This fixes everything!
  • (2021-11-07) 公文飞: 超好用。网页仓鼠党必备
  • (2021-10-28) Ярик Галкин: Отличное расширение, теперь я могу открывать миллион вкладок не смотря на то, что у меня 3 ГБ ОЗУ!
  • (2021-10-13) Ludovic Bunel: installé depuis quelques jours et pour moi avec un macbook pro de 2011 qui chauffait trop tout le temps avec le ventilateur au taquet, c'est le jour et la nuit...plus de surchauffe et un cpu qui se détend enfin. merci beaucoup les développeurs
  • (2021-08-15) Sod Almighty: This extension is malware. It redirects my browser to prj11.com when I go to ebay.
  • (2021-07-27) Pinguluk: It contains the tracking analytics, so stop lying people https://prnt.sc/1gnmj5p
  • (2021-07-22) Alexis Cañas: Nice
  • (2021-06-11) Mikhail Verbitsky: Perfect! Thank you very much! To work, I even had to buy more ram memory. And with this extension, I managed to unload 4gb!
  • (2021-06-03) Ayush Kumar: works fine for me
  • (2021-06-01) Sameh Edoo: the best extension ever :)
  • (2021-05-20) Eric Mullenix: This extension contains malware.
  • (2021-05-03) Peruca Labial: Indispensável extensão reduz o uso de memoria ram
  • (2021-04-17) CP Gui: go to:"https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/09/we-no-longer-recommend-the-chrome-extension-the-great-suspender-here-is-why/" then you know why
  • (2021-04-04) Doug: They force you to update so they deserve this 1 star.
  • (2021-04-01) Kozu Store: Never again
  • (2021-03-20) Mayank Dhatwalia: Really helpful for the hecvy work shofers
  • (2021-03-08) Dennis Evdokakis: Um, Is there a way to change the theme colors from white to dark. The standard option in settings, doesn't seem to work. Other than that great addon. I've been using it for years.
  • (2021-03-07) Richard Fajardo: Ive loved it up until now but my browser has unistalled it claiming it to be contain a virus. Im guessing a new update messed things up so idk
  • (2021-03-04) Virgil T: Hi Matt, do you have a private key for this extension? I intend to pack it and it asks for the key. Thank you.
  • (2021-03-03) GoodStuffing123 Does: I use this extension all the time! It is one of the best chrome extensions that I have used and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has a lot of tabs open at a time. It really saves processing power so I can do a lot more with a lot more tabs!
  • (2021-03-02) EBHaenger: before the great suspender got removed i was more than happy with it, but even if this should be an older version i just can not believe/ trust this extension for now to not also disappear like it did before without any warning at all at least. it wasn't fun to restore 80+ tabs...
  • (2021-02-26) Khuram Murad: personally trusted app for more then 3 years. highly recommended.
  • (2021-02-23) Cory Snejder: Thanks for this!
  • (2021-02-22) Rahul Mittal: Thanks for bringing this back. Much needed to keep my system from frying up. And please don't be evil this time.
  • (2021-02-22) Yonatan Hatsor: Hi Matt, thanks for uploading this - question: why does the extension suspends tabs after like 10 minutes, even though I updated the setting to be "after 2 hours"? What am I missing here / doing wrong? Thanks!
  • (2021-02-21) Lindsey Parker: Amazing app.
  • (2021-02-21) Tim Brachovski: Great extension, thanks!
  • (2021-02-21) Igor K: Thanks for bringing it back, I can't believe I even donated to the previous developers!
  • (2021-02-20) Рустам Сафаргалиев: Very good. Thank you!
  • (2021-02-20) Pedro Fellipe: Seems as good as the previous version, so far. Can you fix an issue that has bothered me in forever: when I try to whitelist a single Youtube link (and similar sites that have an '?' in the urls, if I remember correctly) it instead whitelists the whole domain. Other than that, its really great.
  • (2021-02-15) Chris M: Thanks, it is an old versions, thanks a lot!!!!
  • (2021-02-14) Leon Mikulic: Hands down the best extension I'ever used. And this is the older version without malware. It will help me out so much. Thanks man.
  • (2021-02-14) Beverley Mits: Yay! It's back, thanks for this!!!
  • (2021-02-14) Sonic Sonic: Be Aware that this extension was sold and this is not from the same previous extension's author. Simply being sold does not mean that it is now a malware but developers found malicious tracking scripts, sending analytics to a suspicious host, inside this new version of The Great Suspender. My suggest is to try alternatives, search google the name of this extension for more information.
  • (2021-02-13) Asaph Cheng Yao: How do I know if this version has any malicious tracking? Does Google have any safety checks before allowing this extension to be posted and installable?
  • (2021-02-13) Markus Klein: Amazing extension. Thanks.
  • (2021-02-12) Monica Heather: It's back! Great app.

Latest issues

  • (2022-05-08, v:7.0.110) SuperTRev: Unwanted reloading of tabs
    I have 3 tabs set to load on chrome start up. I always have those 3 same tabs running at all times while using chrome. Gmail, calender and youtube. So now when running this extension and opening chrome, I get duplicates; a minimum of 6 tabs, the 3 that start up, and the 3 that existed on close. How come I can't turn off saving of sessions? Why are sessions such a pain in the butt to access? Why not have sessions not reload by default and a simple button on the icon to reload last session, with a potential keyboard shortcut, and to merge identical tabs by default? Why is this extension forcing me to save my chrome sessions when I don't want it to?
  • (2022-04-05, v:7.0.110) Night Maze: All my tabs are lost
    The great suspender deleted all my tabs and there is no past session, what can I do to find back my tabs ?
  • (2022-03-14, v:7.0.110) Keith Me: Suspended tabs don't show the original page name when you hover, just show suspender icon.
    Does anyone actually respond from the company? This problem started just a week ago, after a reboot. Now when tabs suspend they just show the great suspender icon, and the name is the same "... chrome-extension//". So I can't find my old tabs without unsuspending the all to see what they are. Up to know it has worked well, but if I can't fix this I will leave a bad review since it is worthless now, actually worse than not having it. And I will try a different extension.
  • (2022-02-04, v:7.0.110) Gerald A: In case you are wondering why no donations are coming from my side...
    ...the donation page does not work :-)
  • (2022-01-30, v:7.0.110) Michael Saunders: timing
    I set it to suspend tabs after one hour. They are suspended after 3--5 minutes. I set it for two hours. Same result. What's wrong?
  • (2022-01-30, v:7.0.110) Michael Saunders: timing
    I set it to suspend tabs after one hour. They are suspended after 3--5 minutes. I set it for two hours. Same result. What's wrong?
  • (2021-09-29, v:7.0.110) Muhammad Abdur Rehman Khawaja: Shortcut to open link in suspended tab.
    Hi, Is there possible solution to this. I want to open link in suspended tab. What I have to do currently is right click on link, and then click open link in suspended tab. What I want is to have a shortcut, where I press a button and click on link it automatically opens that link in suspended tab, is it possible? Thanks
  • (2021-09-10, v:7.0.110) Chematronix Quarantamila: Anyone else getting spam redirects?
    Some of my clicks are redirected through shady sites, like go.skimresources.com. Not sure if it's this extension, but it's the last I installed. Anyone else experiencing this?
  • (2021-09-08, v:7.0.110) Brian: All sub directories...
    Hi. Why can't I define a URL and include a variable or something to dictate all sub directories should also be included as an exception? Thanks!
  • (2021-07-28, v:7.0.110) Bill Lavallie: You keep saying you released a new version which does not have malware but do not say what the version is and where we can download it????!!!!
    I keep getting spam screens opening up!! You say there is a new version but never say what the version is or where the new one can be downloaded. I am about to delete your extension. I do believe it works well but if it has Malware it has to go!!!
  • (2021-07-20, v:7.0.110) Chojrak Tchórzliwy Pies: Please provide in the overview page the link to GitHub repo of this extension
    so that we have a connection and can inspect its source.
  • (2021-06-18, v:7.0.110) Christophe Paquin: You've a malware in your extension
    Brave tell me that there is a malware in your app, you need to fix that, I like your extension. Thanks!
  • (2021-06-17, v:7.0.110) UbiquitousSwedishFish: Auto suspend doesn't work on all sites
    As above, auto suspend after X seconds/minutes doesn't work on all sites. Some urls on the same site will auto suspend but others won't. I REALLY hope you can sort this out because this is such an amazing tool, thank you
  • (2021-05-27, v:7.0.110) Mircea R.: Upon PC & Chrome restart tabs remain frozen
    Upon PC & Chrome restart tabs remain frozen, I have to manually restore the old session...this has been happening for 2-4 days.
  • (2021-05-20, v:7.0.110) Lin Ching: Extension contains malware
    Can you please fix the issue? or does it really have some malware?
  • (2021-05-20, v:7.0.110) L Drewes: Disabled due to malware...
    Why? And will you be fixing the issues? "This extension contains malware."
  • (2021-04-29, v:7.0.110) Sumway Lin: google says this extension contains malware.
    The great suspender is disabled because it has malware.
  • (2021-03-30, v:7.0.109) Michael Muryn: What happened exactly?
    If you are the new maintainer, can you please shed light about everything transparently and tell us the whole truth? Why was this extension suspended (ironic for this extension named the Great Suspender)? (I understand there was apparently tracking code added, some potential ads fraud stuff, etc.) How was this reinstated if it did malicious stuff? How can we trust you after all this? What are your plans?
  • (2021-03-22, v:7.0.109) WILL P. SILVA: Questions, please need answer
    I was using some version enabled with developer mode, I think I found it on github I have a question, I have many suspended here atm, how do I import or change to your version... I will need to do 1 by 1 ? It was kinda painful, I have alot open Thank you for the perfect ext I donated you once.
  • (2021-03-19, v:7.0.109) J Federico Herbert Diaz de la Vega Garibay: Donatting
    Hello, your extension is very useful and I applaud it, now I have reinstalled it because before it stopped working indicating spam, and that is when it constantly notifies me, Have you already donated? to which I suggest: I am disabled and of very low resources, I must uninstall the application or what should I do? I can't donate
  • (2021-03-07, v:7.0.109) Eugene Carr: "this app contains malware"
    Your app just got turned off on my chrome browser with a notice "this app contains malware" - is that message valid or is there some malware on my browser infecting things :do you know anything about this? Am i the only on?
  • (2021-02-19, v:7.0.109) Jorge Roques: Previous suspended tabs?
    Hi, is it possible to recover the previously suspended tabs? (Chrome removed the extension but I had dozens of links open)


100,000 history
4.0 (52 votes)
Last update / version
2021-03-31 / 7.0.110
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