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Auto Tab Discard

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Use native tab discard method to automatically reduce memory usage of inactive tabs

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Description from store Auto Tab Discard a lightweight extension that automatically reduces the memory load of open?but inactive?tabs. This also helps portable devices to save battery. Extension 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 of time, 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). Options (there are a few 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.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-01-02) Atish Patel: This really helps my computer not be super slow. Highly recommend.
  • (2019-12-20) arley salazar: Buenisima la extensión
  • (2019-12-18) l m: Stopped working after Chrome 79 update
  • (2019-12-13) Axel Gabriel Anaya Apolinario: muy buena extencion sigan asi...
  • (2019-11-30) Nam Phương: Great Job !!
  • (2019-11-21) aditya aggarwal: better than the great suspender. Can maintain your favicons whereas greatsuspender will remove the favicons and thereby links in onenote will be without favicons
  • (2019-10-10) maw mora: This is the best one I've tried so far. Works great on my netbook with limited memory. I would have given it 5 stars but I cannot disable the auto discarding. I like to discard tabs manually. I've already set it to "Discard after 0 seconds". I even went to Chrome settings and disabled its built in discard feature. I use Manjaro Linux by the way so maybe there's a bug in my version.
  • (2019-08-16) Igor Dovgaliuk: Changes in the Options are not saved. Looks like the issue arose after Chrome updates
  • (2019-08-11) Evan Trace: By far the best tab discarding extension, and because of it's importance to my workflow with many tabs open, one of the best overall extensions overall I rely on out of the dozens of discarding extensions & hundreds of extensions in general I've installed over the years. Make sure to optimize the options to your liking. The greying-out of a sites favicon when a tab is discarded is particularly optimal compared to competing/similar extensions that usually display their own logo instead. Thank you so much!
  • (2019-07-25) Chris Vydas: Options page completely locks up my browser and has to be killed when trying to change the discard time. This could very well be a good extension but I couldn't get it to work out of the box.
  • (2019-06-26) Lee Schwartz: I use it to totally stop discarding and reloading, but it still reloads sometimes. I have every discarding condition checked to not occur. I have "discard inactive tabs after" set to zero seconds. Given all of that, about 25% of the time tabs reload, but I wish that did not happen at all. This is a big improvement, but I wish it would work better. Review rating will change if this problem is solved.
  • (2019-04-30) Игорь Кандиболоцкий: по-моему эффективно
  • (2019-03-07) Tony M: Way better than Great Suspender. Actually removes the tab completely from memory. Memory usage is 75% better than Great Suspender for lots of tabs (30+)
  • (2018-12-27) Bryan McKnight: Having a slow, 7-year-old laptop with 8GB RAM and a penchant for over-heating this extension makes life SO much easier. There are a few extensions like this on the Chrome store, and they all no doubt work great, but the other two I saw were updated over a year ago. This one was updated a few *days* ago, and not only that, has a beautifully aesthetic design, is lightweight and is free. I take my hat off and give an indescribable amount of gratitude to the developer for his/her efforts. Thank you. Seriously. Highly recommended! :D
  • (2018-09-23) John L. Reed: Thank you!!!
  • (2018-09-09) Ser Qualquer: Great extension.
  • (2018-08-29) Isaac Clarke: Quick, simply, easy and smart !! Great Job !!
  • (2018-07-12) Freddie Meyer: Works perfectly and very fast. Just wish you could sleep/unsleep tabs using keyboard shortcuts
  • (2018-05-15) Anthovince Kong: 1st time use, Look great.
  • (2018-05-01) Cold Void: It only lacks keyboard shortcut (like CTRL+S)
  • (2018-04-16) Prashant kulkarni: it is the best auto discard extension with many option and regular updates
  • (2018-03-14) Fredrik Motin: Open source (great GitHub site), has a Firefox version so that the same extension can be used in both browsers, sensible settings.


4.75 (44 votes)
Last update / version
2020-01-08 /
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