Stop Loading Of Webpages After A Specific Amount Of Time [Chrome]


Web pages, the good well developed ones, load quickly and are optimized to work in just about any browser. Bad web pages on the other hand, are just bad. They take forever to load and sometimes, when a script doesn’t load, the page will go into an infinite loading loop. You an always hit the Stop button but there’s the possibility the page is just slow and not stuck. If a webpage is taking forever to load and you want don’t want to wait around or dedicate your browser’s resources to that page, then Stop Load, a Chrome extension, can be of help. This simple but useful extension stops pages from loading automatically after a certain amount of time. After installing the extension, all you need to do is set a time from the Stop Load Options. Moreover, Stop Load can be used to see the amount of content that loads after a specific amount of time, or can be used for other testing purposes.

The Stop Load Options allow you to set a time for the second delay. Enter your desired time and hit Save. For instance, if you set the time to zero seconds, then the page won’t be able to load at all, and a blank page for the website will be displayed. You will notice that the webpage immediately stops after the set amount of time.

Stop Load Options

The extension is ideal if you’re on a slow connection or if you’re trying to keep memory leakage low from pages like this. Once the time limit that you’ve set passes, the page won’t load but whatever content has loaded thus far, will appear on the page. For developers, this is an easy way to check how long a webpage takes to load or see if a script enabled on a particular page has a noticeable impact on the load time.

Features that could make the extension more useful is if you could select a tab or website to include or exclude. Some pages, like those that are heavy (have lots of images or video ads) will take longer but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are stuck in a loop.

The extension can be quite useful specially when you’re working with a large number of tabs that never stop loading. Instead of manually stopping the loading process for each tab, set a time from the extension’s options to stop loading. The extension can be grabbed from the link below.

Install Stop Load For Chrome

  • Very useful against slow loading sites mostly heavily advertised which takes minutes to load.

  • leo

    Any advice for Firefox

  • uvdevnull

    Yeah, also a Firefox user here in search of such a tool…