If like me you use Google Chrome to browse the Internet and tend to have many tabs open for quick access between sites, you may notice your computers memory (RAM) maxing out at near 100%. This is caused by Chrome using your RAM to keep all your open tabs ‘alive’ for quick switching to view content.
But unfortunately Chrome has its downfalls in memory allocating that could be used for other open apps and if like me you are running Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Outlook and iTunes (all RAM hungry apps) your level of annoyance can reach fever pitch.
So out of my own personal frustrations, I found the perfect Chrome Extension to solve my problems and hopefully yours. It’s called The Great Suspender and like its name it cleverly suspends your unused open tabs based on time settings your stipulate when configuring.
This handy lightweight extension to reduce chrome’s memory footprint is 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 automatically suspended in the background, freeing up the memory and CPU being consumed by that tab.
I highly recommend this extension. Download via image below.