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Apr 12, 2001

The Google Chrome app for Mac was today updated with new Memory Saver and Energy Saver modes, which are designed to give users more control over memory usage and battery life.


Memory Saver mode frees up memory from tabs that are not being actively used, allowing for a smoother experience for tabs that are in use. Google says that this mode is particularly useful when doing other system intensive tasks like editing videos or playing games. Tabs that are inactive are reloaded when needed.

With Energy Saver mode, Chrome will automatically limit battery draining tasks when the battery hits 20 percent. Background activity will be limited, as will visual effects for websites with animations and videos.

Energy Saver and Memory Saver can be toggled on or off using the three-dot menu in Chrome, and important websites can be marked as exempt from Memory Saver.

The new modes are rolling out with the latest release of the Chrome app for Mac (version 108), and will be available to all users around the world in the coming weeks.

Article Link: Google Chrome for Mac Gains New Memory Saver and Energy Saver Modes

Spaceboi Scaphandre

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Jun 8, 2022
Chrome still trash. If you're on Mac, just use Orion Browser. So much better since it's essentially Safari but without Apple's crap, browser compatibility modes for sites designed for Chrome, and access to Firefox and Chrome plugins. And since it uses WebKit it has access to TouchID, Keychain, Apple accounts, and Apple Pay.
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