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Author Topic: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM  (Read 665 times)

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The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« on: October 25, 2020, 06:00 AM »
I saw that others here use the The Great Suspender Chrome extension too, but I felt it deserves its own thread. :)

I've been using it for a long time, but only somewhat recently I decided to change its settings again: I now allow it to suspend everything after only 15 minutes (it's smart enough to not do so when you are still actively using a tab, like writing a forum post) - even the active tabs of all the currently open Chrome windows, which I excluded before. I only put very few URLs on the exclusion list, the sites I use most often.

The result? Chrome feels faster than before, CPU load went down even more! :)

The setting "automatically unsuspend when tab gains focus" is fast enough for me (using a SSD), only Gmail is a bit slow to load.

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Re: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 05:30 PM »
Thanks for highlighting this. I installed it after seeing your post here and am liking it so far. :Thmbsup:

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Re: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 09:15 PM »
Thanks for highlighting this. I installed it after seeing your post here and am liking it so far. :Thmbsup:


Same here!

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Re: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 03:58 AM »
You're welcome! :) It's one of those extensions I recommend to everyone who's using more than a few Chrome tabs/windows at the same time.

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Re: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2020, 05:16 PM »
You're welcome! :) It's one of those extensions I recommend to everyone who's using more than a few Chrome tabs/windows at the same time.

I use tabs like I should use bookmarks. So that definitely describes me.

Sucks when some random event causes my browser to forget all the tabs that were open in the previous session though...

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Re: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2020, 06:59 PM »
I use tabs like I should use bookmarks.
Welcome to the club  :-[
Probably worth getting some kind of session saver then. I not often using chrome, but liked this one:
https://www.donation....msg438882#msg438882
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Re: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2020, 08:02 PM »
More often than not, I have boatloads of tabs open in FireFox. Doesn't take me long to get to 200+ open tabs...  :-[

For FireFox there are extensions that can help:
Tabs Aside
Tab Manager Plus

Both can store sets of open tabs, for future reference.

Pretty certain these are available for Chrome too. But Chrome or Chrome-derived browsers will not be installed or used on any of my personal rigs. It's already bad enough I have to tolerate it on my phone.

On my lazy days I close the browser in my computers using Windows Task Manager or the infinitely better Process Explorer. This leaves the tabs intact and as browsers do a thing called 'lazy loading' of content in tabs, closing and re-opening browsers is hardly an issue. 'Lazy loading' means loading content when the tab is actually selected and not before.

My most extreme session (according to Tabs Aside): 343 tabs    :-[

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Re: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2020, 08:24 PM »
I use tabs like I should use bookmarks.
Welcome to the club  :-[
Probably worth getting some kind of session saver then. I not often using chrome, but liked this one:
https://www.donation....msg438882#msg438882

Thanks. I'll look into that. :Thmbsup:

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Re: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2020, 07:17 AM »
I use tabs like I should use bookmarks.
Welcome to the club  :-[
Probably worth getting some kind of session saver then. I not often using chrome, but liked this one:
https://www.donation....msg438882#msg438882

Thanks. I'll look into that. :Thmbsup:
Unlike tomos I don't like the Tabs Outliner UI.  8)

For Chrome I can recommend Session Buddy: https://chrome.googl...immfgnblocblbcdcpbko

I recall HOW MUCH it sucked when I lost ALL tabs...  :o Now I save them once or twice a week.

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Re: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2020, 07:26 AM »
On my lazy days I close the browser in my computers using Windows Task Manager or the infinitely better Process Explorer. This leaves the tabs intact and as browsers do a thing called 'lazy loading' of content in tabs, closing and re-opening browsers is hardly an issue. 'Lazy loading' means loading content when the tab is actually selected and not before.
Yes, Process Explorer is great to kill Chrome in a way that it will re-open all tabs 99% of the time. I use it for every reboot. :)

My most extreme session (according to Tabs Aside): 343 tabs    :-[
396 here! :-[

BUT my new goal is to keep it below 100... 89 open right now (and about to close 2 tabs 8) ). It's been almost a month now, I still have high hopes I'll succeed! :D

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Re: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2020, 09:28 AM »
My most extreme session (according to Tabs Aside): 343 tabs   
-Shades (Today at 03:02:41)
396 here!

BUT my new goal is to keep it below 100... 89 open right now (and about to close 2 tabs). It's been almost a month now, I still have high hopes I'll succeed!
do you guys hoard a lot of stuff as well  :tellme: ;D :P
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Re: The Great Suspender - Chrome extension to use less CPU/RAM
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2020, 09:41 AM »
do you guys hoard a lot of stuff as well  :tellme: ;D :P
Nah... after taking care of my 93 Rolls-Royces became too arduous, I now only hoard digital stuff.  8)