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Chrome now has memory- and energy-saving settings

Chrome now has two more optimization modes from Google: Memory Saver and Energy Saver.

Chrome utilising numerous gigabytes of memory might quickly slow down your system if you’re on a machine with lower specifications, which isn’t an issue if you have 32GB of RAM or more. Memory Saver option in Chrome can save memory use by as much as 30 percent by putting idle tabs to sleep. To use the tabs again, just refresh the page. When your laptop’s battery life dips below 20%, the Energy Saver mode kicks in to reduce the amount of background processing and visual effects for animated and video-heavy websites.

Chrome 108, which includes these enhancements, is now being released to users throughout the world and will eventually support all three major operating systems (Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS). You have the option of disabling sleep mode entirely, or of exempting specific sites from it.

Microsoft said yesterday that its Edge Browser went to bed 1.38 billion tabs in September, thus Google’s statement comes a day after that. Microsoft claims that closing an Edge tab while the browser is in standby mode can free up to 83 percent of the RAM the tab would have used otherwise. Edge 100, released earlier this year, is the latest and greatest iteration of the company’s implementation of these capabilities, which can automatically put tabs to sleep after five minutes of inactivity (can drop this down all the way to 30 seconds of inactivity). If Edge detects that you are using your computer to play a game, it will switch to a gaming mode and limit CPU consumption.