Page Snooze is a browser extension for Google Chrome that enables you to hide tabs for a select period of time in the browser to make room for other tabs.
If you are like me, you have some tabs open in your web browser of choice that you do not use regularly. For me it is most often program website or service tabs that I want to write about, but cannot at that point in time.
It happens that I keep those websites open in tabs for a week or even longer periods, which does not make that much sense from a usability perspective. An alternative would be to bookmark the website, but that would mean that I would have to remember that I bookmarked it.
Page Snooze for the Google Chrome web browser adds another option to the Internet browser. The extension hides tabs you select for a certain amount of time on a special page, before it pushes them again to the tab bar of the browser.
Chrome users have two options to use the extension after installation. They can first and foremost right-click on any page to select the new Page Snooze option in the context menu, or click on the extension's address bar icon instead.
The context menu displays different inactivity periods, from 5 seconds to up to two weeks. The tab is automatically removed from the tab bar once a selection has been made.
The address bar icon on the other hand will always hide a tab for one week if activated. The tab is automatically added to the tab bar again after the selected time period.
The icon furthermore indicates the number of tabs that are currently hidden in the browser. A right-click and the selection of options displays the list of tabs that are currently hidden in the browser.
Each entry displays the website's favicon, page title and the date and time it will be moved to the tab bar again.
Google Chrome users who would like to try Page Snooze can install it from the official Chrome Web Store. It could prove useful to Chrome users who know that they do not need to access specific tabs for a specific amount of time.
There is unfortunately no option to change the periods of time available. While you get an option to snooze a page for 5 seconds, the shortest time period after that is to hide it for a day.
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