Memory Saver and Energy Saver are two new performance options that Google revealed on Friday for its Chrome browser.
Modern browsers consume a lot of memory, but if you have 32GB of RAM, that’s not a problem.
If you’re using a system with lower specs, Chrome consuming a lot of memory can cause your computer to slow down quickly.
By putting inactive tabs to sleep, the Memory Saver mode claims to lower Chrome’s memory usage by up to 30%. When you need the tabs again, they will just reload.
When your laptop’s battery level falls below 20%, the Energy Saver option disables background activity and visual effects for websites with animations and movies.
In the following weeks, the functionalities will be made universally accessible for Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS with the release of Chrome 108.
You can either entirely disable these functions or exempt specific websites from going to sleep.
Google made its revelation the day after Microsoft revealed that its Edge Browser had closed 1.38 billion tabs in just September.
Microsoft claims that when a tab is asleep in Edge, it often saves 83% of the RAM it would otherwise consume.
A few years ago, the business launched its version of these features, which can put tabs to sleep automatically after five minutes of inactivity (and can reduce this down to only 30 seconds), and then upgraded it once more with the release of Edge 100 earlier this year.
When Edge recognizes that you are playing a game on your PC, it can automatically reduce CPU consumption. Edge also has other capabilities.
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