Chrome’s ‘Tab Active Again’ Message Annoying You? Let’s Fix It

Google Chrome Memory Saver Feature

Are you seeing frequently seeing a ‘Tab Active Again’ message in Google Chrome? Let me show you how to avoid this message.

Tab Active Again – What it Means

Google Chrome recently added a Memory Saver feature. When you enable it, Google Chrome can “pause” tabs that you are not using. This frees up the memory used by that tab, making your computer slightly faster.

Or, making Chrome use less memory. (Chrome has a bad reputation in this department).

When you interact with a “paused” tab again, Chrome needs to tell you that it is “unpausing” this tab. “Tab Active Again” means Chrome has “unpaused” a tab that you were not using.

How to Disable “Tab Active Again” Message

There are two ways to avoid this message.

Disable Memory Saver feature completely

To disable memory saver on Google Chrome, complete the following steps:

  1. Click the three-dots settings menu.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Select Performance from the left pane.
  4. Click and disable the Memory Saver toggle.

Add an exception to to a website

If you want to keep using memory saver, but stop Chrome from pausing a particular feature, use this option.

For example you might keep a messaging app open all the time. You might come back to it from time to time. Chrome will display the “Tab active again” message everytime you come back to it.

You can add an exception to this website so that Chrome does not pause it. If Chrome does not pause it, you will no longer see the “Tab active again” message when you come back to it.

To add an exception to memory saver:

  1. Click Add next to Always keep these sites active.
  2. The Add a site popup appears. Enter the URL of the address to add an exception.
  3. Repeat these steps to add multiple sites.

I hope you found this tutorial useful. If you have further questions ask them in the comments section below.

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