So today, Google Chrome marked The Great Suspender as malware.
The Great Suspender is dead! Long live The Great Suspender!
There is a great write up about this here, but the short of it is the extension was sold and the new owner has included significant user tracking.
One problem with this however is that you lose your suspended tabs when Google Chrome disables the extension.
The big question then, how do you get them back?
We know that the extension stores its data in LevelDB, but how can you access that? Answer, not easily.
After some research and digging around in my Chrome profile directory, I’ve found the list of tabs. Hooray!
Open a terminal and navigate to
cd /Users/<USER>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/IndexedDB/chrome-extension_klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg_0.indexeddb.blob/1
Now you can get the data out of the log files, except by default it looks like this – unhelpful
This is a easy fix.
find . -type f -print|xargs strings | grep uri|sed 's/.*\(https.*\)/\1/g'
And now you have some insight into what I have been looking at lately