Chrome began testing on Tuesday (19) a feature that promises to save computer resources. Google's browser reorganizes tasks and postpones updates, user data writes, and other non-priority actions to save RAM. As a result, the program tends to be lighter and better handle multiple open tabs, reducing chances of crashes.
The news is still in the testing phase, available for now only in the trial version Chrome Canary. Here's how to enable the lightweight Google browser feature.
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Step 1. Download free Chrome Canary on Windows or macOS.
Download Chrome Canary on my computer Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. In the address bar, type the link chrome: // flags / # disable-best-effort-tasks and hit Enter.
Access the function that makes Chrome lighter Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 3. In the Skip best efforts tasks item, open the list beside and select the Enabled option.
Turn on the feature in the Chrome Canary flags menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 4. Then click on Relaunch now in the footer to restart Canary and activate the function.
Restart browser Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 5. Finally, open the browser's main menu and access the integrated Task Manager to track RAM consumption.
Access the Canary Task Manager Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 6. In tests conducted by dnetc, Chrome Canary consumed about 46% less RAM in processes performed by GPU compared to stable version when opening the same eight tabs, with extensions disabled.
GPU Processes Consume Much Less Memory in Canary With Same Tabs Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
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