Google Chrome store | Chrome Browser Performance Upgrades

Google Chrome store | Chrome Browser Performance Upgrades

Google Chrome store-While Chrome has had a shaky run recently, its ambitious rival has been quick to capitalize. Luckily Google has given its user and potential defectors a great reason to stick with its browser.

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Having attained internal Google documents TheWindowsClub has revealed that Chrome is going to be drastically more power-efficient.

And it looks set to result in hours of additional battery life for laptop and Smartphone users.

Google has announced it will be making further battery-saving adjustments to the Chrome browser.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Max Christoff, director of Chrome browser engineering,

It was revealed that Google is now actively focused on making the browser less power-hungry with three new initiatives.

These are

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This  will have a “dramatic impact on battery and performance”,

Thereby reducing the power drain of ads and new optimization changes to the core of the browser.

If Chrome is to retain its overwhelming lead in the browser market, Google now needs to follow through on these initiatives.

TechDows recently reported that Google has announced a U-turn over its support for ‘Segment Heap’,

This is like a  potential breakthrough for memory consumption by Chromium browsers in Windows 10.

“Disable the segment heap by default and add a GN flag to control it,” the company commented.

“There’s some concern that the cost of the Segment heap doesn’t justify its cost.

This CL disables it by default and put this feature behind a GN flag to let us keep experimenting with it.”

Segment Heap creator Microsoft had tried to defend its creation,

Saying and we quote “More often it’s increased memory usage for reduced CPU usage.

In this case, it’s high CPU usage for dramatically reduced memory usage”

But Google hasn’t bought into the trade-off. This is bad news for millions of Chrome users on Windows 10.It’s seen as the best way for Chrome to reduce its infamous RAM consumption on the platform. So far Google has not given up on Segment Heap,

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Though unfortunately, it looks like we will have to wait a while longer for Chrome to become more memory efficient on Windows 10.

TheWindowsClub explains that Google will achieve this by throttling the use of non-essential JavaScript tasks in background tabs.

These tasks include things like reporting logs, ad interactions, monitoring scroll positions, and more, and Google have discovered they are a major source of battery drain.

In a test-run by TheWindowsClub, Google limited Javascript checks to once per minute and opened 36 tabs in the background.

The result was a 28% boost to battery life resulting in another two hours of usage

In a second test, Google also found that even running an intensive process in a foreground tab (in this case YouTube videos),

limiting Javascript checks in background tabs still resulted in a 13% battery increase.

Moreover, this isn’t something that will be considered notable for the far-flung future.

TheWindowsClub found this feature is already available to test thanks to a hidden setting in Chrome Canary. Here’s how Chrome Canary users can enable it now:

  • Type chrome://flags in the search bar
  • Search for: Throttle JavaScript timers in background
  • Set to: Enable immediately when a tab hides
  • Relaunch Chrome

While Chromium-based browsers will receive the same functionality,

the key for Google is keeping Chrome itself as lean as possible, given the rise of more privacy-focused and ad hostile Chromium browsers like Brave and Vivaldi.

Interestingly. Microsoft recently gave Chrome a helping hand here with its new ‘Segment Heap’ memory optimization software,

introduced in the Windows 10 May 2020 update. Early tests show this could reduce Chrome’s infamous memory consumption by up to a third.

In return, Google has piled the pressure on Windows by announcing its ambitious plan to run Windows programs (including Office) natively on Chrome OS.

The browser wars are back and they promise to be more exciting.  To have your chrome, you have to visit the Google Chrome store

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