While opening multiple tabs on Google’s Chrome Browser does help in multitasking, it can also slow down the web browser and lead to a browser crash. In this article, we are showing you how to open multiple tabs in Google Chrome Browser without slowing your computer or suffering a browser crash.
What happens When You open Multiple Tabs
Depending on the amount of RAM on your system, you will start noticing slowing down of your browser and an overall drop in browsing quality as you keep adding new tabs on Chrome Browser.
This happens because every new tab that you open on your browser takes up system memory and starts using the resources on your computer.
Open Multiple Tabs Without Slowing Down
In case it is really important for you to work on multiple tabs, you can make use of certain Chrome Extensions that have been specifically designed to keep multiple tabs open without impacting your browsing experience.
While there are many extensions that can perform this function, we are going to make use of a Chrome Extension called “The Great Suspender”.
This Chrome extension allows you to open as many tabs as you like on Google Chrome Browser without using up system memory and slowing down your computer.
1. Open Google Chrome browser on your computer
2. Next, Click on the 3-line icon located at the top right corner of your screen and click on Settings (See image below).
3. From the menu on the left of your screen, click on Extensions (See image below)
4. Next, click on the Get More Extensions Link. This will take you to Google Chrome Web Store (see image above)
Note: You will see Browse The Chrome Web Store link, in case this is the first extension that you are installing on Chrome Browser.
5. On Chrome Web Store Search for “The Great Suspender” Chrome Extension by typing its name in the search box.
6. The Chrome Extension should come up on the top of the search results. Click on + ADD TO Chrome button to install “The Great Suspender” Extension to Google Chrome Browser on your Computer.
7. Once installed, you will see The Great Suspender Button next to the URL bar on your browser. Clicking on the button reveals a drop-down with four buttons.
The first button allows you to unload the current tab, the next button allows you to unload all the tabs in the current window. The third (blue button) allows you to reload all the tabs in the window, while the fourth button takes you to the Settings screen of The Great Suspender App.
What Does The Great Suspender Extension Do
The Great Suspender Extension keeps the tabs open on your browser, but removes the content from the inactive tabs to make sure that the unused or inactive tabs are not using up memory.
For example, let us say that you want to keep your email (Gmail) open while you are trying to get other things done. You can choose to leave the Gmail tab open in a suspended state, while you are not actively checking for your email and get back to doing other things on your computer.
The Gmail tab will stay open on your computer, without taking up any system memory or other resources. It is only when you go to check your email that the Gmail tab will become active and reload, allowing you to check your email.
The Great Suspender Extension allows you to automatically suspend tabs after a set period of inactivity (you can specify the time limit) and it also allows you to whitelist websites that you do not want the Extension to suspend at any time.