Chrome now shows each active tab’s memory usage!

By admin
This feature provides transparency into

Chrome
ORG

’s tab throttling behaviors and gives users insight into a site’s memory consumption.

The current usage indicates memory consumed by the page itself along with any background processes. State suspension happens when Memory Saver determines the tab has been inactive for a sufficiently long period.

The new hover cards build on

Chrome
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’s Memory Saver feature and can also be enabled via about:flags:

The hover cards feature can be manually enabled using about:flags and enabling the “Show memory usage in hovercards” feature.


Memory Saver and Performance Controls

Memory Saver
WORK_OF_ART

puts inactive tabs to “sleep” by freezing them, so their memory can be freed up for active tabs. This helps improve performance when you have lots of tabs open.

An example of

Memory Saver
WORK_OF_ART

freeing up memory for other tasks.

With the latest release of

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on desktop, we’re introducing

two
CARDINAL

new performance settings so

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uses

up to 40% and 10GB
PERCENT

less memory to keep your tabs running smoothly, and extend your battery when it’s running low.

Memory Saver is part of a suite of

Performance Controls
ORG

that

Chrome
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has added recently, including

Energy Saver
ORG

to extend battery life. All of these features aim to intelligently optimize

Chrome
ORG

’s performance and resource usage based on the user’s system constraints.