The Great Suspender chrome extension

Version: 7.0.201
The Great Suspender
Make your computer run smoothly by suspending the tabs you aren't using
3.90 Based on 80 user rates

What is The Great Suspender?

The Great Suspender is a tab suspender extension for chrome. it's a free extension , it has 100,000+ active users since released its first version, it earns an average rating of 3.90 from 80 rated user, last update is 161 days ago.

What’s new in version 7.0.201?

                A lightweight extension to reduce chrome's memory footprint. 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 automagically suspended in the background, freeing up the memory and CPU being consumed by that tab.

➤ Whitelist specific urls or domains that you do not want to suspend
➤ Optionally show screen capture of tab before it was suspended
➤ Vastly improves performance when restarting chrome with a large number of open tabs
➤ Detects tabs playing audio and can prevent them from suspending
➤ Detects tabs that contain forms with user input and can prevent them from suspending
➤ Configurable behaviour when browsing offline or on battery power
➤ Built from open source code for full transparency            

How to install The Great Suspender?

You could download the latest version crx file or older version files and install it.

Preview of The Great Suspender

Technical Features:

  • Latest Version: 7.0.201
  • Requirements: Windows Chrome, Mac Chrome
  • License: Free
  • Latest update: Monday, December 19th, 2022
  • Author: greatsoft

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Reviews of the great suspender:

Nihaar Tyagi February 18th, 2023
Nihaar Tyagi

Absolutely loved it, the best extension. A must have for any Chrome user. Unfortunately, both Chrome and Edge have natively built this feature in both the browsers. Been a user for more than 3 years. Happily uninstalling it now. Had a great time.

Gabriel Bahr February 10th, 2023
Gabriel Bahr

This version is buggy and hasn't been updated recently. Use the original instead.

Cody Fitzpatrick January 12th, 2023
Cody Fitzpatrick

I used to love this extension, but it now seems contaminated with viruses / malware. This extension is DIRTY and tries to redirect you to affiliate tracking links when you go to sites like BestBuy, Newegg, and others. This is all so that the creator/author/publisher can make a COMMISSION on whatever you purchase.I would not have even noticed these redirects if I did not have a network-wide ad blocker in my home (PiHole). Very slimy. P.S. A few examples of domains I have seen it redirect to are:,,, and others that I did not care to write down. All of these domains are connected to affiliate marketing networks.

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