BarTap Firefox plugin that controls website tab overload

Published Thursday, February 11, 2010 6:25 PM


I don't know about you but when Firefox restores a session when I had several tabs open at the same time Firefox takes a long time to get going. Sometimes Firefox will even crash when it's trying to open all these tabs. What BarTap does for you is allow you to stop tabs opened in the background from loading until you access the tab itself. That way you don't eat up all your system resources when trying to open Firefox.

How it works is when you open a website in a new tab BarTap jumps in and prevents Firefox from loading anything until you actually go into the tab. This will save you the system resources for the tabs you are actually using. It also will prevent a video or audio from playing in a one of your random tabs you opened. This happens to me all the time, I open a bunch of websites into tabs and one of them has a video or music playing in it and I have to go through all the website to find the culprit to turn it off.

This even works when your browser restarts or restores a session. BarTap will prevent all the the background tabs from loading that way FireFox will not eat up so much of your computers resources and the startup time will be faster.

BarTap Plugin for Firefox
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