extension ExtPose

Auto Tab Discard

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Increase browser speed and reduce memory load when you have numerous open tabs.

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Description from store Auto Tab Discard is a lightweight browser addition that automatically reduces the memory load of open-but inactive tabs. This also helps portable devices to save battery. Extension Usage Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ityhxUPp3y8 Features: 1. Speeds up your browser and minimizes memory usage: Inactive, idle, or forgotten tabs can be auto-discarded after a configurable period or discarded manually from the toolbar menu. 2. Designate specific tabs (websites) to be whitelisted to prevent discarding. 3. Discarded tabs can be retained after closing and re-opening your browser. 4. The tab's favicon displays the discarded state. 5. Tabs are restored with all information intact (like scroll position or the content of text boxes). 6. When a tab is discarded, no JavaScript code or dom event is active (basically, the tab is paused). 7. Force discarding certain hostnames (e.g. you can immediately discard hostnames that use too much CPU or memory) Options: Extra options to customize when a tab gets discarded 1. When a tab is pinned 2. When there is a media source playing inside a tab 3. When the computer is connected to a power source 4. When there is a form element (with changes) that has not yet been submitted. Plug-ins: Plug-ins are extra features that are disabled by default. You can enable them easily from the options page. 1. Release discarding of the next or previous tab tab 2. Release discarding of all tabs in the active window 3. Discard all newly opened inactive tabs after they get loaded 4. Store YouTube's timestamp before discarding 5. Permanently delete (remove) old discarded tabs if they are inactive Notes: 1. Unlike "The Great Suspender" extension, this extension uses the native method to discard tabs, which prevents losing the discarded tabs, when the extension is removed or when the browser crashes. There is no need for session restoring.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-08-17) Zayne: Please explain what the following does. It is part of Auto Tab discard, but the code looks like it snoops on user input? Why is this needed in the extension? chrome-extension://jhnleheckmknfcgijgkadoemagpecfol/data/inject/watch.js
  • (2022-08-13) Chan Nam: Tried discarding tabs, it literally just deleted all the tabs except the first one in each window and opened a page saying "All the tabs in this window are discarded! Click anywhere to delete this tab." So it just deleted all of my pages instead of "discarding" them. I'm confused.
  • (2022-07-28) Filip Machulda: Sometimes the extension discards a tab right after clicking off it (or way sooner than my selected value, which is 20 minutes of inactivity). Please fix.
  • (2022-07-01) Randy Henry: Not working for me in Brave. It shows tabs with the snoozed icon, but all 24 tabs in Brave show the same memory usage in Task Manager, and the Total Memory Usage on the Performance tab has not reduced accordingly. I also reduced the discard time to 3 minutes and 4 tabs. Additionally, the hosts I put in Exceptions are ignored. Bummer. I was really looking forward to this.
  • (2022-06-29) Weekend Wang: Could you please do NOT auto release / resume the discarded tab when I click the tab title? Is there an option? (I didn't find it.) Better keeping discarded state with only a tab title, requiring another click to resume the tab.
  • (2022-06-13) Ivan de Bruin: It's great. I use it with one tab, I have a problem... Just remember to check settings in your browser, for example, opera GX has a setting to never discard the tabs directly on the left and right of your open tab.
  • (2022-06-11) Juan Gómez Carrillo: Me parece muy útil y tiene todo lo que uno necesita. Echo en falta sin embargo un onboarding al instalar la app y una configuración visualmente más atractiva al estilo popup con "siguiente, siguiente" en la cual se puedan ajustar los diferentes parámetros de la app por secciones.
  • (2022-06-08) Zhijian Wu: lost my tabs
  • (2022-06-07) Wenesley Wagner Magalhães Azevedo: Já utilizei várias extensões parecidas, este tem se mostrado o melhor em relação a performance e customização.
  • (2022-05-29) Ahmed Seoudi: The extension works great except on video tabs. the "Do not discard a tab when media is playing" doesn't work properly. especially if paused. sometimes even if not paused!
  • (2022-05-23) Paul Chamberlain: Excellent. Does its job without requiring anything of you.
  • (2022-05-20) Wyatt Harmon: w o r k s g r e a t !
  • (2022-05-18) Hamed Hojjati: First time use, Love it!
  • (2022-04-25) Phillip Goss: Keeps redirecting all of my searches to charmsearching and then bing. I deleted it and the problem went away. It is a piece of malware that just redirects all of your pages. Bad extension.
  • (2022-04-22) William Morden: I accidentally "closed all other tabs" and Ctrl + Shift + T" would NOT work all due to this BS extension! Stay AWAYYYYYYY
  • (2022-04-21) Boogiepop: This one is a MUST on every Chromium based browser! 🔥🔥❤️
  • (2022-04-19) Andrew Raynier: A great and safer upgrade from the old "Great suspender" extension. While this one doesn't add commands to the tab right-click menu, you only have to pin the extension icon to the visible extension list. This way, you can do the same things for your tabs by clicking the icon, and sleep your tab, or sleep all other tabs (this extension calls it "discarding"), or just the others in the window, or group, or even just the tabs to the left or right of the open one. I have a few of my favourite tabs set to "never discard" such as my music tab, and faceb00k. I also like the option to keep a tab always awake just for one session, for things like when I'm trying to save my spot in a tutorial video on some manufacturers site for using their tools. Very handy.
  • (2022-04-18) Evgeniy Gribkov: по моим наблюдениям настройка времени - не работает :(
  • (2022-04-18) John Sh.: Finally, working good suspender. I have had problems with other extensions so they change favicon when suspending. And this one works like a charm and has A LOT of options to fine tweak it (but works good right out of the box)
  • (2022-04-15) Oguz kagan Olmez: it closes active tabs. i went for a tab after minutes and while i was still watching a video it suspended it. it happened several times.
  • (2022-04-13) PRock 007: Works really well... I've used it for years!! I set "Click on icon in toolbar to discard current tab" which works best for me to instantly put active tab to sleep... BAM!!
  • (2022-04-08) David Saunders: Does what it says on the tin - very useful, thank you
  • (2022-03-31) Kai Elvin: Does the job well. The exception list keeps on forgetting certain domains, including web.whatsapp.com, which is annoying.
  • (2022-03-24) Cristobal Rodriguez: Es Buena Extensión gracias al Desarrollador de la Extension, pero he probado Extensión OneTab y me gusta También, ¿No se Cual Utilizar?.....Saludos Desarrollador
  • (2022-02-26) Tomáš Fiala: Looks great! Many features and the size is still small. Note to Developer: If I could make one feature, to discard (suspend) new opened tabs before they get loaded. Situation is I open a set of tabs in a new window, usually 30+ and all of them start to load and this make make browser useless in that time.
  • (2022-02-20) Sorma00: Semplice da usare con un SACCO DI OPZIONI personalizzabili.
  • (2022-02-17) Marcelo Tomás: It's perfect! Great job.
  • (2022-02-14) Miyako Jones: It usually works fine, but sometimes it unloads a tab right after I click a different one.
  • (2022-02-10) Arpad Orfi: Works. But I don't like not having a screenshot of suspended/discarded pages. Tab Suspender can do that - I prefer that.
  • (2022-02-09) Ionita Nicolae: ....se simte ca-si face treaba.
  • (2022-02-07) JuanC LopezB: Buena extensión para el consumo excesivo de RAM de Chrome
  • (2022-02-06) Anh Khoa Phan: there's nothing to complain about
  • (2022-02-06) Gary Lin: Works, memory usage dropped 25% (4/16GB) with 100 tabs
  • (2022-02-05) Samarth Ashish: just what i needed
  • (2022-02-04) Scott F: Just installed and it seems to work as advertised. Currently on work computer so I don't have any intensive tabs open to try it with, but the ones I discarded did disappear from the Chrome Task Manager. The only thing I'm not seeing is a way to have discard options in tab right-click context menus. I would like to see that so I don't have to remember the hotkey or use the extension button to discard tabs.
  • (2022-02-04) Mr Smith: Does what it claims. Definitely seems to reduce the amount of resources Google uses/
  • (2022-02-03) Naman Bansal: It's a great extension and exactly what I was looking for after The Great Suspender got removed. I just wish it had one more feature. Instead of automatically activating a particular tab once you switch to it, I would rather prefer to click on it to activate it (as it used to be on Great Suspender). Really wish, you would implement it. In any case, great job!!
  • (2022-02-02) F FEPA: ✅ Open source. ✅ Mas ligera en espacio/recursos que The great suspender y Marvelous. ✅ Ligera : Menos de un 1MB de espacio instalada. ✅ Ligera en recursos : entre 25-30MB de RAM. ✅ Gran variedad de opciones predeterminada y condicionantes en un solo lugar. ✅ Capacidad para configurar en Batch las opciones. ✅ Capacidad para exportar la configuración a un archivo local. ✅ Traducido al español. ✅ Tema oscuro en el Fondo de la sección de opciones. ❌Opción de refrescar desde la pagina suspendida (y no refrescarla al acceder)
  • (2022-01-14) Ahmed Z: Great replacement for The Great Suspender (which had been found to be spyware). Currently the hovercard feature (which cannot be disabled) causes tabs to wake up. This is annoying because I have to use hovercards to see tab names.
  • (2022-01-07) Darren Mc: Works really well so far!
  • (2022-01-05) Kim Dammers: I tried to load it, but I got . . . This site can’t be reachedThe webpage at https://add0n.com/tab-discard.html?version=0.5.0&type=install might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. ERR_HTTP2_PROTOCOL_ERROR
  • (2021-12-22) Éric Boucher: Une fois que j'ai setter les options comme je le voulais, j'ai sauvé 5 Go de mémoire vive ! J'espère avoir plus de lousse et moins avoir de pages qui plante dans ma face...
  • (2021-12-21) Joseph Bartram: It works Great and saves a lot of system resources
  • (2021-12-11) LOAY TATTAN: The extension keeps discarding the active tab I am working on, sometimes even WHILST scrolling. I think they get "discarding" the wrong way
  • (2021-12-10) Nick Spirov: Works great, a LOT of options to configure. I love it.
  • (2021-11-24) Onkel Morra: My memory usage actually doubled after I installed this and chose to put all my tabs to sleep! Totally not what I was expecting …
  • (2021-11-18) Anshul Jain: Did something change with recent Chrome updates? I've been using this for several months and it used to work absolutely amazingly (500+ tabs, and my memory usage would only be 1-2 GB because everything was discarded). But now? Nothing works. The automatic discarding doesn't work. The forced discarding by opening the extension doesn't work. The memory usage isn't going down (Chrome regularly uses 8-10 GB for me). The shortcuts never work. What has happened? Please update and fix this extension. It used to be so good.
  • (2021-09-30) drama mystery horror: Unfortunately tab discarding actually does not free any memory - chrome processes still occupy lots of memory. Chrome restart is required to actually free the memory.
  • (2021-09-02) David J Gill: What does "auto tab discarding" mean? I've changed nothing but it seems to have stopped doing its thing - meaning Chrome tabs are using too much memory. What setting do I need to change? This extention needs a translation page for non-experts to figure out how to use it.
  • (2021-08-29) Yousuf Azad: Inactive tabs are not being discarded automatically after 10 minutes. Can you please help?


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4.2 (212 votes)
Last update / version
2022-06-07 / 0.6.1
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