Simple Discard Tab

Simple Discard Tab

Discards tabs that are inactive for 3 minutes to free up memory, while still preserving the tabs state when you click on them again.

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What is Simple Discard Tab?
Simple Discard Tab is an Edge add-on that automatically discards inactive tabs after 3 minutes to free up memory, while preserving their state when clicked again.
By: em_te
Users: 219 ▼ -3
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 0.3.5 (Last updated: 2021-05-11)
Creation date: 2021-05-11
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • alarms
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
  • storage
Size: 18.93K
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This extension will discard tabs that you have not opened in the past 3 minutes or more (configurable). Only unfocused tabs will be discarded. Tabs which are pinned or are playing music will also not be discarded.

When you focus/click on a tab, the tab's contents will load up again.

If you hover over the toolbar icon, the tooltip will tell you how many tabs were discarded in the last pass. For example, it will show "(4/9)" to mean 4 tabs were discarded out of a total of 9 running tabs. Tabs which are already discarded are not included in the count.

Instead of waiting for a tab to be discarded after a timeout, you can also right click on a link and open the link in a discarded tab.

This extension requires no special permissions to run, so use it in confidence.

If you enable the "read browser history" permission, you can enable a whitelist to choose which website domains should never be discarded.

User reviews
Easy to use.
by E, 2021-04-27
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Risk impact

Simple Discard Tab is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Simple Discard Tab has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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