The most current update to Google Chrome is version 108. The web browser has gotten a number of new features as part of the upgrade, including improved emoji support, additional power and resource management capabilities, and more. The memory Saver is one of the new Chrome features that genuinely makes users’ lives easier. It enables Chrome to use less system memory and enhances overall performance.
This article will go through the Chrome Memory Saver function, including what it does, how it operates, and the procedures required to turn it on.
What causes Chrome to consume so much memory?
Chrome makes it a point to manage each new activity you open as a separate process, and each tab is treated as such by the browser. Thus, if one tab has a problem, the others won’t be affected. Pre-rendering, a Chrome feature that uses RAM to keep items loaded as rapidly as possible, contributes to the speed of the browser. Additionally, you’ll consume more RAM the more tabs you have open and the resource-intensive tasks you run in those tabs.
If your machine runs out of RAM, you experience performance problems because your internet browser can’t effectively manage its RAM.
Chrome Memory Saver
We are all aware that Chrome occasionally consumes a lot of RAM, especially when the browser has a lot of tabs open. In addition to adding to the stress on the system memory, it significantly lowers system performance, particularly on devices with less RAM.
The Sleeping Tabs function of Microsoft Edge has been adapted into Chrome Memory Saver. For those who don’t know, the feature automatically closes unwanted tabs to free up computer memory, which may then be used by other apps and services on the device to enhance system efficiency.
How the new Chrome feature works
According to Google’s official description, this feature immediately deactivates inactive tabs and releases the memory they were using when activated. Google hasn’t yet made clear the precise time frame after which a tab enters an inactive state. However, when a tab becomes idle, it frees up RAM that can be used by other open tabs or other computer services.
Additionally, the tab immediately becomes active again whenever a user switches to it.
How to activate Chrome Memory Saver
The Performance section of Chrome features the Memory Saver feature. You’ll need to manually enable it using the Chrome flag if you can’t find the option. To enable the high-efficiency mode feature in the settings, go to “chrome:/flags/#high-efficiency-mode-available” and select Enable from the drop-down menu.
Restart Google Chrome to see the option after that. Once completed, proceed as follows:
- In the top right corner, click on the three vertical dots to access Settings.
- Next, select Performance from the left-column menu.
- Enable the toggle next to the Memory Saver option by clicking on it.
All done. The Memory Saver function is now engaged. There is a downside to this new Chrome feature, however, Google Chrome also provides a fix for it. If you enjoy watching YouTube videos or playing online games in the background, this Chrome feature might irritate you. In that situation, Memory Saver will momentarily disable the tab, which can interrupt the video or game.
To prevent this, add the website URL by using the “Add” button next to the “Always keep these sites active” checkbox.