A chrome extension for suspending all tabs to free up memory
JavaScript HTML CSS
Latest commit 86cbc34 Nov 26, 2016 @deanoemcke committed on GitHub Update db.js to 0.9.0


The Great Suspender

"The Great Suspender" is a free and open-source Google Chrome extension for people who find that chrome is consuming too much system resource or suffer from frequent chrome crashing. Once installed and enabled, this extension will automatically suspend tabs that have not been used for a while, freeing up memory and cpu that the tab was consuming.

If you have suggestions or problems using the extension, please submit a bug or a feature request.


  1. Download the latest available version and unarchive to your preferred location (whichever suits you).
  2. Using Google Chrome browser, navigate to chrome://extensions/ and enable "Developer mode" in the upper right corner.
  3. Click on the Load unpacked extension... button.
  4. Browse to the src directory of the downloaded, unarchived release and confirm.

If you have completed the above steps, the "welcome" page will open indicating successful installation of the extension.


This work is licensed under a GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (v2)


This package uses the [html2canvas] (https://github.com/niklasvh/html2canvas) library written by Niklas von Hertzen.
It also uses the indexedDb wrapper [db.js] (https://github.com/aaronpowell/db.js) written by Aaron Powell.
Thank you also to www.browserstack.com for providing free chrome testing tools.