Browsers are the medium using which we can surf or browser over the internet. Most popular browsers like: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera etc. These browsers share most of the part of RAM memory of your system or device.
If you have opened 10-15 Tabs in your browser, it may take about 1-1.5 GB RAM of your system. It may sluggish, freeze or hang your computer system. Ultimately it will hamper your work every time. Here we will discuss for Google Chrome Brower. So, Let’s see how we can fix Chrome Memory Leak Issue or Chrome High RAM Usage?
GOOGLE CHROME TASK MANAGER
The question arises, can we know which tab is eating how much amount of RAM in our browser? YES, Google Chrome Browser has its inbuilt task manager. To open this inbuilt task manager, you can use shortcut key “Shift+Esc”. Google Chrome Task Manager window will get opened (as shown below) and you can easily know which tab of your browser eating how much amount of RAM.
From here you can easily manage Tabs & extension of your browser & “END PROCESS” them to save RAM.
FIX CHROME MEMORY LEAK ISSUE
We can not stop ourselves from browsing or opening many tabs in system browser. So, it’s always a good idea if somehow the tabs which we are not using for a long time get automatically Kill or suspended. As we may need these tabs again.
Here we come up with 2 such Google Chrome Extension which can save you from Chrome Memory Leak issue:
- One Tab
- The Great Suspender
PREFER to Watch Live Video Tutorial? Here you Go:
1. “ONE TAB” CHROME EXTENSION
“One Tab” chrome extension, allows you to convert all of your tabs in a list instantly and whenever you need to access them again, you can restore them individually or all the tabs in just a click. Using this Awesome extension you can save up to 95% RAM Memory with just a click.
Follow the simple steps given below:
Step 1: First Download & Install: One Tab Chrome Extension in your browser.
Step 2: An icon on the Top right corner will appear on the address bar. Whenever you are with too many tabs and want to clutter them, just click on this icon once, all the tabs will get converted into a list, as shown in Image no. 3 of below GIF Image.
Step 3: After this, you can check the memory usage of your browser using “Google Chrome Task Manager“. Now, if you need to open any tab again, just click on the link, it will restore in a new tab. That’s It!!!
There are many settings which can be done by just Right Clicking on “One Tab” icon. You may also refer to Live Video Tutorial given above to know more.
2. THE GREAT SUSPENDER
The Great Suspender is a lightweight Chrome extension helps you in reducing chrome memory usage by just suspending the unused tabs. You can even set a particular time period after that unused tab will get automatically suspended OR you can create a whitelist of your favorite websites.
Follow the steps given below:
Step 1: First Download & Install: The Great Suspender Chrome Extension in your browser.
Step 2: An icon will appear in the top right corner of the address bar. Click on this icon, you will get options to “Suspend the opened tabs”. Just select, the option to suspend other tabs or a particular tab. Whenever you want to restore the suspended tab, just click anywhere on that webpage.
You can also set the time period, after that the unused tab will get automatically suspended to free up your browser memory. Right Click on the icon and set the settings according to your need. Also, refer to Video Tutorial given above for more reference.
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