Google Chrome will save memory. For now, this is an experimental feature

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The creators of the Chrome browser have an idea how to reduce the need for memory. For now, this is an experimental feature, available only in the development of the Chrome Canary, but once it works, it probably will go to the general edition.

This is the “Skip best effort tasks” flag that, when activated, allows the browser to perform certain actions at the time of closing. As we read in the description, Chrome will not perform tasks such as saving user data, clearing the cache, telemetry reporting or updating components in real time; he will do it with a delay.

By default, Chrome performs these types of commands on a regular basis, keeping the queue running in the background. According to the developers, the postponement of exercise should free more resources for sites, including reducing the overall demand for RAM.

Incidentally, it’s worth noting that this is not the first time in the last days that Google is taking up Chrome memory. At the same time, Never Slow Mode tests are running. However, there, in contrast to the solution now being described, the optimization of the parties themselves is key; by setting size limits on loaded CSS stylesheets and image files.

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Chrome memory saver – how to start

As it has been mentioned, the function is experimental and requires the development of Chrome Canary. By typing chrome://flags/#disable-best-effort-tasks into the address bar, you will open the flag menu at once in the required position. Just change the status to On.

Of course, the current test phase of development of the function can mean some problems, for example with the stability of the browser. However, if someone uses Canary, he is rather ready for it.

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