A chrome extension for suspending all tabs to free up memory (by greatsuspender)

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  • US blacklists Xiaomi, major Chinese firms over military links | 2021-01-15
  • Facebook sues two Chrome extension devs for scraping user data | 2021-01-14
    Reminds of the recent greatsuspender issue that's been going on recently (
  • Ask HN: What Are You Working On? | 2021-01-14
    It does not except in a single case. All the data is stored locally in the browser extension storage otherwise. As part of the onboarding flow you can choose to anonymously submit your money saved to the online tally at

    You can also read the source code here:

    I realize there have been browser extension authenticity issues recently with some sketchy things being published like The Great Suspender I've got to spend more time investigating a way to remove this question for users, but my intent is to never collect any data beyond the anonymous online tally of the homepage which is opt-in only.

    Sorry, I need to replace that email address it is unfortunately a placeholder. Side project has some loose threads. I'll do that tonight.

  • Guys, it's back up! | 2021-01-14
  • Just maxed out my P50 with 64gb RAM; Pop!_OS 20.10 is running smoothly with no issues! I will finally be able to open 3 tabs in chrome without throttling. Cheers all!! | 2021-01-12
    - | 2021-01-12
  • How to disable loading all pages from previous session?
    I have downloaded latest release (download the zip file called "tgs" not the source code)
  • Chrome extension great suspended now tracking you | 2021-01-09
  • SECURITY: New maintainer is probably malicious #1263 | 2021-01-07
  • What happens when a Chrome extension with 2m+ users changes hands, raises red flags, doesn't document updates? Let's find out | 2021-01-07
    Looks like they at least have opt-out for tracking now:
  • The Great Suspender Recently Updated To 718 On | 2021-01-06 | 2021-01-06
    I will quote from my comment at GitHub for the rest: | 2021-01-06
    You can always just install version 7.16 of The Great Suspender directly from the source. Works fine. | 2021-01-06


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greatsuspender/thegreatsuspender is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.