Google Chrome, the web’s most popular cross-platform browser. Open as many tabs as you want, sign in to your Google account to sync your browsing, bookmarks and passwords.
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Gone are the days when Chrome was a young, light and fast web browser. Since its first release in 2008, the software has gotten a bit cumbersome and has started to become power and battery hungry. But Google has solutions to offer. As noted by the About Chromebooks site, an option present on the browser could limit the impact of Chrome on the processor and the battery.
Block background code execution
Only present on the Dev branch of the browser (the one upstream of beta versions), the option named “Quick intensive timer throttling of loaded background pages” “) will put tabs you aren’t browsing on “sleep”. Usually, Chrome limits the consumption of tabs after 5 minutes of inactivity. With this option, this time will be reduced to 10 seconds.
The exact battery gain uncertain
It remains to be seen whether Google will enable the feature by default on its future versions of Chrome. If you are impatient, you can test it on Windows, macOS and Linux by installing the Dev version of the software.