Settings for tab sleeping / suspension

Description of the issue:

It looks like the only settings for the automatic tab suspension is brave://discards/
but those settings are not really enough.

It happens, that tabs with filled form fields are getting suspended which is a no-go. I lost a lot of writing due to this, since I had to jump between many tabs to create a ticket.

So either, I would like to deactivate the “built-in” tab suspension (I am using an addon for this anyways) or I would need the information, where I could make more settings.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Fill form in a tab
  2. leave the tab alone for some time
  3. tab get’s suspended

Expected result:

Either: switch of the feature
or: have a settings page with more advanced settings

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Version 1.25.73 Chromium: 91.0.4472.106 (Offizieller Build) (64-Bit)

Additional Information:

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From what I understand, this comes from Chrome not modified by Brave. If I understand it correctly, I’ll start suspending tabs when system resources (Ram) is getting low.

Any tuning of these settings would need to come via Chromium @undersound

ok thank you! I understand that this is not a Brave feature!
maybe anybody has an idea if that feature can be toggled, maybe there are some flags for it?

A quick google, I haven’t tried the chrome extension. use it a your own risk.

thanks a lot!
really a pitty the flags have been removed due to that article and you need to rely on an extra addon.

I am using “Auto Tab Discard”
but the internal suspension of Chrome/Brave is still kicking in from time to time.

btw, if anyone is following this: The Great Suspender was flagged as malicious see


Anyways, this thread can be seen as solved, thanks a lot @fanboynz for your help!

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Having the option to better configure the tab suspension in brave would be great, like a power saving mode, that always suspends when unfocused, or also a performance/developer mode that never suspends any tab would be awesome.

Maybe also throttling the tabs scripts when hidden would be great feature, for laptop battery saving.

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