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(Engadget)   Google developers finally listen to users and quash high memory usage in Chrome. Just kidding, clumping tabs into groups is more important   (engadget.com) divider line
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2020-05-14 12:57:15 PM  
Doesn't it also have to break someone else's stuff to be truly ground breaking?
 
2020-05-14 1:59:22 PM  
Heh yeah can't run star citizen and chrome at the same time without star citizen complaining that 8gb of ram isn't available
 
2020-05-14 2:00:21 PM  
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2020-05-14 2:15:32 PM  
That's not nice, subby. After reading your first sentence I went right to Google Play to see if there was a Chrome update available. I don't synch updates on my phone.
 
2020-05-14 2:24:32 PM  
Firefox's Panorama was the best way to manage hella tabs. It's not part of the base browser anymore, but there's a couple extensions that are based on the code, plus updated to the new API.
 
2020-05-14 2:35:29 PM  
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2020-05-14 3:18:32 PM  
I use "The Great Suspender" extension. It times out idle tabs and clears them from memory. It means you'll have to reload that tab if you want to look at it again after leaving it past the time limit, and sometimes it resets form entries in progress in idle tabs, but manages to keep the runaway memory gobbling under control.
 
2020-05-14 4:29:19 PM  
Am I the only person who reaches six tabs and starts thinking, 'why do I have so many tabs open?' It's never even crossed my mind that I'd need a tab manager extension.
 
2020-05-14 4:29:24 PM  

zimbach: I use "The Great Suspender" extension. It times out idle tabs and clears them from memory. It means you'll have to reload that tab if you want to look at it again after leaving it past the time limit, and sometimes it resets form entries in progress in idle tabs, but manages to keep the runaway memory gobbling under control.


As we use Chrome for our systems at work, our IT department installed that extension to help mitigate some of the browser usage as far as eating RAM goes.

Problem was that when it'd suspend the tab for a couple of our systems trying to retrieve that tab would lock the browser/VM, so we'd end up having to whitelist the site as 'never suspend' in the extension.

They finally removed it two months ago.

That said, I imagine it'd be fine for home/general web browisng without many issues.

/team Firefox
 
2020-05-14 5:21:54 PM  

drumhellar: Firefox's Panorama was the best way to manage hella tabs. It's not part of the base browser anymore, but there's a couple extensions that are based on the code, plus updated to the new API.


I was a huge fan of Panorama.  Maybe some of those plugins are up to snuff.
 
2020-05-14 5:57:29 PM  

Foxxinnia: Am I the only person who reaches six tabs and starts thinking, 'why do I have so many tabs open?' It's never even crossed my mind that I'd need a tab manager extension.


I usually stop opening tabs when there's so many I can no longer guess what the text on the tab says.  Then I open them in another window.  I may have a problem.
 
2020-05-14 6:18:33 PM  

theresnothinglft: Heh yeah can't run star citizen and chrome at the same time without star citizen complaining that 8gb of ram isn't available


Time traveller spotted. What's 2150 like? Is Star Citizen out of Beta yet? How about release? Or did they add more Greek letters to the software development release cycle and it's now sitting in something like Omega?
 
2020-05-14 7:34:12 PM  

Foxxinnia: Am I the only person who reaches six tabs and starts thinking, 'why do I have so many tabs open?' It's never even crossed my mind that I'd need a tab manager extension.


This.
 
2020-05-14 7:44:14 PM  

Nurglitch: Foxxinnia: Am I the only person who reaches six tabs and starts thinking, 'why do I have so many tabs open?' It's never even crossed my mind that I'd need a tab manager extension.

This.


My girlfriend discovered that when you open 100 tabs on Chrome on Android, the 99 turns into a smiley face.

Ask me how she discovered that.

/I can't stand having tabs open that aren't directly relevant to what I'm doing in the short term
 
2020-05-14 8:37:08 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: drumhellar: Firefox's Panorama was the best way to manage hella tabs. It's not part of the base browser anymore, but there's a couple extensions that are based on the code, plus updated to the new API.

I was a huge fan of Panorama.  Maybe some of those plugins are up to snuff.


There's a couple that work well, being based on the original code. They have extra options, too.

But they both have the same problem, being that the defaults don't match how it operated when it was part of Firefox. However, flip the right two or three switches, and it's the same old experience.
 
2020-05-15 12:11:47 AM  
The last few times I've gone to open Chrome, it seems to open much quicker than usual. Did they do something, or am I just overthinking it?

That said, how is the security in Edge? I must admit I do like the interface and presentation, something Chrome has been lacking for far too long on desktop. It opens lightning quick, and the scrolling is buttery smooth... Does the fact that it doesn't update as often leave it more vulnerable to hackers?
 
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