Google Chrome 110 introduces memory and battery saving features
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Google Chrome 110 introduces memory and battery saving features

Although Google Chrome is considered one of the best browsers for Android devices and classic computers, it has often been criticized for its high consumption of electronic resources. In December it was reported that storage and power saving modes were coming, and now the new features are rolling out across Chrome 110 for desktops and laptops.

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It was reported back in December that the new Memory Saver feature optimizes memory usage by giving priority to open tabs when in use. Inactive ones are sent to sleep. To update the information in an inactive tab, simply go to it in the browser.

The power saving feature is similar in many ways, but aims to reduce Chrome’s power consumption on laptops and Chromebooks. You can set the mode to activate when the battery level falls below 20%. When the mode is active, the user sees a leaf icon to the right of the address bar. This mode disables resource-intensive visual effects. According to Google, the battery charge is mainly saved by deactivating “smooth” scrolling and animations on pages and reducing the frame rate.

Starting with the stable release of Chrome 110 on Chromebook, Windows and Mac, the new features are enabled by default, according to Android Police. Of course, you can limit their work at any time, as well as make additional settings – set energy saving immediately after unplugging the laptop or, in memory saving mode, add some sites to the “white list” of resources that are always active. You can set usage options in your browser settings by selecting the “Performance” tab. It is worth noting that the energy saving mode is not displayed in the desktop version.

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Image source: Google

If the necessary tabs are missing in the settings, go to the following addresses in the address bar to debug the software:

  • chrome://flags/#battery-saver-mode-available
  • chrome://flags/#high-efficiency-mode-available

It was previously reported that Google Chrome will block page loading via the insecure HTTP protocol in the foreseeable future.

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Robbie Elmers

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