Google Chrome is a nice browser to use, it is quite fast. But there is a major problem with it. Its fastness comes with a catch. The browser eats too much computer memory. Google Chrome uses a lot of RAM on the computer leaving little for other apps and processes.
This has put Google in the lab constantly working on the Chrome browser. They are trying to find ways to improve the performance of the browser. Right now, Google Chrome is testing a new feature which will help reduce its RAM usage.
Recently, Google was seen working on a feature called the Never Slow Mode, all in effort to reduce Chrome’s RAM usage.
It was Chrome Story that spotted and reported that Google is working on the new RAM usage reduction feature for the Chrome browser. The site says it has seen a new Chrome flag called “Skip best effort tasks”.
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The work of this new Chrome flag will be quite simple, and it is expected to reduce Google Chrome’s RAM usage by a noticeable amount.
The new RAM usage reduction feature will do its work by halting less important and low priority processes that Google Chrome run in the background until shutdown. Enabling this flag, Chrome can run normally but some “non-visible operations such as writing user data to disk, cleaning caches, reporting metrics or updating components won’t be performed until shutdown”.
How to try this yet to be released feature
To join in trying the feature, you would first have to download the Chrome Canary browser. After installation, launch the browser and type in the Omni bar the following URL:
Now, you will Enable the flag and re-start the Chrome Canary browser. Now the browser should eat less RAM than previously.
However, have in mind that the feature is still in the experimental phase. That said, it is quite possible that Google may not release it to the general public, at least not anytime soon. But if we are lucky enough and Google releases it, then it will be available for Chrome on the various OS platforms —Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows.