Anyone who has used a web browser for extensive periods of time and opened plenty of tabs at the same time, will already know how system memory resources can be sucked up by the bowser, resulting in slow and laggy responsiveness over time.
Google has this week announced that their new Chrome 45 browser includes improvements and enhancements that will provide more efficient web browsing and clear the memory on and used tabs. Watch the video below to see a comparison between an older version of Chrome and Chrome 45.
Chrome 45 will now automatically detect when a web page isn’t busy and will aggressively cleanup old and new’s memory. Google explains a little more:
In practice we found that this reduced website memory usage by 10% on average, but the effect is even more dramatic on complex web apps. With Gmail, for example, we can free up nearly a quarter of the memory used by the tab.
We’ve also made changes to Chrome to improve power usage. A new setting introduced in June will auto-pause Flash content that’s not central to a website. Our testing has shown that turning on this setting makes your battery last up to 15% longer depending on your operating system, so over the next few weeks we’ll begin turning on this feature by default for all users
For more details on the new improvements you can expect to enjoy using Chrome 45 jump over to the official Google Chrome blog for full details.