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    With Chrome 108, Google is introducing Memory Saver and Energy Saver modes to improve the browser’s performance and extend battery life, respectively.

    In Settings, you’ll see a new “Performance” menu in the sidebar. The Memory Saver “frees up memory from inactive tabs” so that active websites have the “smoothest possible experience” and other running apps get “more computer resources.”

    Your inactive tabs will remain visible. When you reopen an inactive tab, it’ll reload automatically.

    In the address bar, at the right, Chrome will note when “Memory Saver is on” with a speed dial icon. Taping tells you how many KB of memory was freed up for other tabs, and Google says “Chrome uses up to 30% less memory” as a result. You can also turn it off from this prompt.

    An “Always keep these sites active” list underneath the settings toggle lets you prevent Chrome from deactivating certain sites. Google recommends using the Memory Saver to “keep your active video and gaming tabs running smoothly.”..

    If it’s not yet rolled out on your device, try using this two flags:


    Enable the high efficiency mode feature in the settings

    When enabled, shows the performance section in the performance settings page – Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, Fuchsia, Lacros

    * I am running Version 109.0.5414.36 (Official Build) beta (64-bit) and don’t have performance feature yet as part of the side menu

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    • #2505699

      After setting the flags :

    • #2505727

      I am running Version 109.0.5414.36 (Official Build) beta

      Hey Alex,
      Is there any advantage to running Google’s beta version?
      Or is it that you want to have the tongue of the nightingale (or in Dutch, the nose of the salmon)?

      1 Desktop Win 11
      1 Laptop Win 10
      Both tweaked to look, behave and feel like Windows 95
      (except for the marine blue desktop, rgb(0, 3, 98)
      • #2505733

        I am running betas of Chrome, iOS, iPadOS, Apple WatchOS.. to get the bug fixes, new features..
        I am too “coward” to run Windows OS betas (insider..).

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