It’s possible that Google Chrome will soon become less of a performance hog, especially if you frequently have a lot of tabs open. The speed of outdated low-end PCs may even improve thanks to a recently uncovered feature in the development build that extends the battery life of mobile devices.
The most widely used web browser today is Google Chrome, although it has a reputation for using up a lot of system resources. That could change in the near future as the firm is testing a new feature that will increase battery life for Chrome users who prefer to have a lot of tabs open across all devices.
A new flag labelled “Quick intense timer throttling of loaded background pages” was discovered in Chrome OS 105 regarding Chromebooks (Dev channel). The default five-minute grace period is reduced by this feature to just ten seconds, which should result in a 10% improvement in CPU performance.
The enhancement won’t result in a 10% increase in battery life because the CPU only accounts for a small portion of a system’s overall power usage. However, depending on how many tabs you have open and how poorly constructed the websites you visit, it might still make a difference.
Users of Chrome on all operating systems, including Windows, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Android, should be able to access the feature in a few months. Microsoft Edge and Opera are two other Chromium-based browsers that might decide to make the move as well, especially since Edge already has an efficiency mode that performs similarly.
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