This Chrome extension stopped the browser killing my computer

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Last week, my colleague Owen wrote a compelling piece on why he’s breaking up with Chrome, but while I understood his reasons, I wasn’t quite ready to split. That’s why I was delighted to discover The Great Suspender. The Chrome extension solves one of the biggest complaints about the browser – that it gobbles up memory, forcing your machine to slow to a crawl and sending the fans into overdrive. It does that in a really simple way: Suspending tabs that you’re not using until you return to them and reactivate the process. You can whitelist commonly used sites to…

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