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EduardoBernal
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Status: In review

Firefox isn't with useful tool, which is tabs suspender, it saves of much hardware consume and doesn't allow your PC stay slowness and/or your own internet, because tabs can consume internet and recourses in background without you use it, so that's important and should be in all popular browsers including Firefox. I recommend they base on auto tab discard and possibly performance tool (by Microsoft Edge), because auto tab discard extension is really complete and very useful, mainly it saves where you stop on certain time video and performance tool saves much your recourses on your computer and is very efficient:

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Jon
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Yangu_Hury
Making moves

Allow user to set tab priority manually with right click over tab

Tab priority is a big problem when we are working with tabs that use some very heavy web applications that need too much CPU loads. The web technologies are very advanced today. The ability of the user set tab priority to match his needs is much necessary to advanced web technology usage today. Firefox as a Open Source independent project should add this advanced features.

nc008
Making moves

Why does Mozilla always take up massive memory and CPU when several tabs are open? I also noticed that it keeps non-restored tabs running in the background even if they are not open. It slows the internet down.

A friend of mine is a coder and he told me it's not necessary to have tabs run at full memory and CPU. This issue can easily be fixed, he said. I'm not a coder so don't quote me on this, but if I recall he said you can still allow multiple tabs to be open without necessarily keeping them active. Activate them only when they are brought to the front - or per individual choice.

 

s1fly
Familiar face

I completely agree, we all work with lots of tabs open which contributes to the browser using up a lot of resources. Chrome is terrible for this so I started using Firefox and discovered the Sideberry add-on which groups tabs (though not as elegantly as Chrome) and lets you unload tabs which essentially means tabs are just kept in waiting.

 

So far it's worked well, but to keep Firefox up to date and to manage us all working more and more out of browsers, it could offer the ability to put tabs to sleep when unused for an hour.

Herlan
New member

Hi team,

i would like to give you an idea to improve firefox performance. Before that, I just want to say that Firefox is a great browser. it is fast, user friendly and convenient to use. however, as long as i use firefox, i see firefox consuming very much memory when i open many tabs. maybe you can add the tab snooze feature to firefox with some advanced settings like after how long the tab will be snooze. and I hope it can be customized(how long the tab will be snooze)

LikDev-256
New member

What I like is a bit different without unloading the site from memory (which makes it just reload when you try to use it again) but stop the CPU usage and stop all other activities of that tab ( WebApps ) Until the tab is unsuspended

PedroSaldanha
Making moves

I like how I can left a tab open and the tab will stay the way I left, sometimes it needs refreshing, thats terrible when you are without connection or have filled a form. I have 8GB of RAM, and even with the "tab suspender" on Edge, Firefox still works better and don't make my PC slow like chromium does. I hope that if this madness ever comes to Firefox we can still have a choice to disable it. I hate chromium browser for doing this.

nextMJ
New member

Hi all,

On Android (and probably other mobile platforms) you introduced something that you call Inactive Tabs (described here - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/manage-tabs-firefox-android#w_inactive-tabs ) which is absolutely great when dealing with a large number of tabs. I experience the same on computer and hiding tabs that were not touched for (e.g.) 2 weeks would be absolutely amazing.

As a bonus, it would be nice if the page/window/tab with the list of inactive tabs could be sorted by "inactive time", "domain" etc.

EDIT: my main idea was not power saving but keeping my browser clean from a visual perspective

Thank you all for reading and considering this,
MJ

shayan
Making moves

For memory management, I suggest that you check that the tabs of an open Firefox page, if it has not been accessed for, for example, five minutes, are frozen from the RAM to be stored on the hard drive, and again, if you visit that page, they are frozen. get out
I suggest you develop this topic further. I could go into more detail about it but I'll keep it short.

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Jon
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blrff
Making moves

👍👍🎉🎈

blrff
Making moves

Great Idea!!

ManasMehta
New member

Making a tab not use internet bandwidth

Hi, I usually use multiple tabs to work and make content. Sometimes the videos take too much bandwidth and the whole process slows down.

What I had in mind was something like, an option to not close the tab, but not let them load or buffer the video or any content any further. Because simply letting the video tab not load doesn't stop it from doing that after the page has loaded.

Currently, I have to close Firefox completely and then open it again and open to reqired tabs only. This way I save some speed by not loading some tabs. I don't want to close them because I do have to revisit them in sometime.

I hope this has made some sense, I'm not too technical so I have completely avoided the technical terms. I hope this can be worked on.

P.S- Whoever is reading this. Have nice day 🙂

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Jon
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Anonymous
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Big tech often forces consumers to replace their hardware, and some Linux-based OSes are trying to replace them. Since Firefox is already pre-installed on many such OSes, it needs to rethink being a rich browser.

Reducing resource consumption will prevent hardware waste and save people from big tech exploitation, and that's where Firefox should focus on.