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Chrome May Eat Less of Your Memory When This New Feature Rolls Out

1 month ago   |   By ExtremeTech

When Google Chrome was lightweight and fast when it debuted in 2008, a refreshing change of pace in a world still dominated by Internet Explorer. Things sure have changed. Today, Chrome has a meme-worthy reputation for greedily gobbling up memory, but some new features will make it more efficient. Google has announced Memory Saver and Battery Saver, both of which are rolling out soon. Admittedly, the way many of us use the web is a contributing factor to Chrome's RAM habit - rather than close tabs we might theoretically need in the future, we leave them open. Keeping dozens of tabs alive...
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Google Chrome gets memory and energy saver modes

Google Chrome gets memory and energy saver modes

1 month ago   |   By TechRadar

Google has announced plans to build on its dedication to optimize Chrome “for speed” with a set of updates that are set to reduce memory usage by up to 40% and 10GB. A new Memory Saver mode promises to free up memory from browser tabs that are open in the background but not being used, which the company claims will make browsing the active tab more smooth. This is a caveat though: because inactive tabs will then be reloaded when they're accessed again, Memory Saver mode may not be suitable for sites that need to remain active in the background.
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