joeytwiddle / Hibernate Idle Tabs


Version: 1.1.2+77f80d5 updated

Summary: If a tab is unused for a long time, it switches to a light holding page until the tab is focused again. This helps the browser to recover memory, and can speed up the re-opening of large sessions.

License: MIT;

You can also force the hibernation of a tab using the bookmarklet available here.

That bookmarklet can also be used to un-hibernate a tab if you don't have the userscript running.

I am not maintaining this script so frequently these days. Because I started to use some other approaches for auto-suspending tabs.



I also found less need on Firefox because reopening an old session only loads pages lazily.

By the way, for managing your tabs, you could try:

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