Having attained internal Google documents TheWindowsClub, has revealed that Chrome is going to become dramatically more power efficient. And it looks set to result in hours of additional battery life for laptop and smartphone users.
- Type chrome://flags in the search bar
- Set to: Enable immediately when a tab is hidden
- Relaunch Chrome
While Chromium based browsers will receive the same functionality, the key for Google is to keep Chrome itself as lean as possible, given the rise of more privacy focused and ad hostile Chromium browsers like Brave and Vivaldi.
Interestingly. Microsoft recently gave Chrome a helping hand here with its new ‘Segment Heap’ memory optimization software, introduced in the Windows 10 May 2020 update. Early tests show this could reduce Chrome’s infamous memory consumption by up to a third. In return, Google has piled the pressure on Windows by announcing its ambitious plan to run Windows programs (including Office) natively on Chrome OS.
The browser wars are back.
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