Chrome now shows each active tab’s memory usage!
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’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 Saverputs 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 Saverfreeing up memory for other tasks.
With the latest release of Chromeon desktop, we’re introducing two new performance settings so Chrome uses up to 40% and 10GB 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 Controlsthat Chrome has added recently, including Energy Saver to extend battery life. All of these features aim to intelligently optimize Chrome ’s performance and resource usage based on the user’s system constraints.