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Is there any Firefox extension similar to Chrome's The Great Suspender?

Basically it suspends tabs that are not actively being used, allowing you to have a lot of tabs without consuming all your memory and CPU processing.

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Tab Suspender (memory saver) seems to be a pretty good alternative.

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    Please explain its features, and how it differs from what the asker wants. Thanks!
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Nov 24, 2017 at 5:16
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    The author of that add-on states "This extension is deprecated; For FF >= 58 switch to my native tab suspender add-on" (which is the one mentioned in @kenorb's answer.
    – John Y
    Feb 28, 2018 at 19:36
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    While deprecated it's technically still compatible with FF 58 Mar 6, 2018 at 0:02
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There are several options:

  • Auto Tab Discard (Compatible with Firefox Quantum)

    Use native tab discard method to automatically reduce memory usage of inactive tabs.

  • One Tab (Compatible with Firefox Quantum)

    OneTab - Too many tabs? Convert tabs to a list and reduce browser memory

  • Dormancy (Compatible with Firefox Quantum) [Experimental]

    'Retires' tabs that have gone unused for a while, freeing up that memory. It then restores the tabs to life when accessed.

  • UnloadTab (Not compatible with Firefox Quantum)

    Unload inactive tabs, save resources.

  • Suspend Tab (Not compatible with Firefox Quantum)

    Suspends background old tabs automatically to save memory usage.

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