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Chrome removes the Great Suspender Extension!
The Great Suspender is an extension which automatically makes your excess tabs to sleep or shut down if it is not in use for a while. The tabs that were shut down would feature a blank grey screen which on reloading gives back your screen. Chrome has a tendency of hogging your computer’s memory up to a major extend. But, the extension was a perfect solution since it would not close the old tabs but won’t keep it open either. Thus, it’s quite resourceful in terms of Chrome’s RAM consumption and enabling smoother run for your browser.
The Great Suspender version 7.1.8 came in with a malware. It was quite a mess because this malware allows any kind of code to run in your computer without your knowledge. And that is extremely threatening. Microsoft Edge’s got rid of this extension, a long while ago due to this threat. Later, an exploit free update of the Great Suspender came out and so, the Chrome Web Store kept it.
Things changed this afternoon. Google forcefully got its users to get rid of The Great Suspender extension. It also got kicked out from the Chrome Web Store. Page 404 shows up on the screen if you try to access the extension through any link from Chrome. According to their report, the extension contains malware due to which Google took this step.
There is no confirmation regarding the comeback status of The Great Suspender extension. It may be temporary or permanent but there is a reliable replacement. The Marvellous Suspender is a replacement by the community and it is available on the Chrome Web Store.
Recovering Lost tabs
For those who lost a few suspended tabs, they need not worry. One among the Reddit users community and the extension’s community has come up with an effective solution.
- Open your Chrome’s history.
- Enter The Great Suspender’s extension ID: “klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg.”
- You will get back your lost tab. Below is a sample of the URL structure that you must enter.
How to discard the Extension?
Here is a self-explanatory image which clearly gives an idea about the procedures to remove the extension from Chrome.
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