Having trouble with Google Chrome due to excessive use of RAM? Check out these 6 methods that can save your browser performance
Web browsers and the internet have changed a lot over the years. Services and applications that we used to have installed locally, such as the suite Microsoft Office, have online competitors, and these applications increasingly demand more memory from computers through applications that run within the browser. THE Google Chrome, which appears as the most used browser in the world, one of those responsible for this high usage of RAM memory.
With just six methods you can free the use of RAM memory from Google Chrome, which will certainly help your computer to unlock and free up RAM memory to perform other activities.
With the use of extensions and changing settings within the Google Chrome it is possible that less RAM will be used and without the need to finish the process in the Task Manager.
Temporarily close Google Chrome tabs
When using the extension TooManyTabs available at the store Google Chrome, you can choose exactly which tabs you want to close temporarily. With the application the user chooses the tabs to be closed and they will be opened in the same place, bringing an ease to the user. With that, the TooManyTabs limits the amount of RAM that the Google Chrome uses.
After installing the extension, click the button to open a list of all its open tabs. To suspend a tab just click on the yellow arrow next to the tab you want to temporarily close, and to restore it, click on the yellow tab in the drop-down list located on the right side of the app.
If you have two windows Google Chrome open, each with several tabs, click the button TooManyTabs to provide access only to the tabs in the window you are viewing. Alternatively, you can enable the disposal of the native tab of the Google Chrome, which works in each open window.
Suspend all tabs
Based on the same principle of TooManyTabs, suspending unused tabs to free up RAM, the extension The Great Suspender allows you to suspend all tabs, except the one currently being viewed. To use it, click the application button and select Suspend all other tabs. With The Great Suspender the user will have control over how the guides are suspended in their Google Chrome.
In this extension, the user can choose specific sites that should not be closed in the list of permissions. If you do not want to close a particular site, just add it to that list.
Unlike the TooManyTabs extension, The Great Suspender keeps tabs open in the browser, even though they are suspended. If it is necessary to restore a previously suspended guide, simply open the tab just click anywhere on the page to reload the content, as shown in the image below.
Download: The Great Suspender
Another tool as an alternative to The Great Suspender o OneTab, where the extension suspends all tabs open in the browser Google, moving them to a list. To resume the suspended content, you can restore everything in one click, select only a few tabs to be restored or close them permanently.
Automatically suspend inactive tabs
Often we end up leaving guides open and forget to resume the content, or it takes a long time to return. For that, we have an alternative in the store Google Chrome the extensive TamMemFree, which automatically suspends inactive tabs. The user will define how long the guide will be considered inactive, being at least 15 minutes. It is possible to configure the extension to ignore the fixed guides.
In this same segment, the extensive Tab Wrangler performs the same function of automatically suspending the idle guides after a while. In addition, it is possible to ignore the fixed guides, not to close guides that are playing sound / video, to block additional guides and to synchronize your guide settings between other computers.
Download: Tab Wrangler
See pages in text mode
Some sites have excessive elements that hinder the performance of the Google Chrome and that can cause a slow down and use a lot of RAM on your computer.
The extensive Just Read loads all web pages in a simplified way, removing all the heavier elements and keeping only the text. The extension of Google Chrome has the ability to remove the layout of the page, popups, comments, etc., being fully customizable.
In addition, the user can choose white or dark themes, modify the theme using a graphic editor or choose themes created by other users.
Download: Just Read
Clean unused extensions
Excess add-ons and extensions can increase the use of RAM memory in the Google Chrome, so cleaning plugins and extensions without use can be an effective method.
Although this tutorial has extensions to be installed, they will certainly be useful for you, but it is good to remember that many extensions load the browser a lot, therefore, clean extensions from Google Chrome a great idea. type it chrome: // extensions in the address bar to see all installed extensions.
It is recommended that the user first disable the extensions for about a month, and in case he does not miss the tool, just delete it permanently.
Customize experimental Chrome settings
Google Chrome has a series of experimental add-ons that can be used to improve browser performance, called Flags. You can activate them, but it is worth the warning: by activating these features, you can lose browser data or compromise your security or privacy – so any problem will be at your own risk and user.
To access just type chrome: // flags in the address bar. There are several functions that can be added to the Google Chrome, but we don’t recommend changing anything without knowing the functionality of each item. These flags can improve the performance of the browser:
- Override software rendering list – With this command it is possible to gain performance in Google Chrome, forcing the GPU (video card) to render some content and free up some RAM memory.
- Experimental QUIC protocol – The control reduces the connection latency and consumes less bandwidth, thus avoiding network congestion.
- GPU rasterization – Use the GPU to rasterize the content of the web, thus preventing the RAM memory from being used for this purpose.
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