Chrome has come a long way since its first beta was released in 2008. Currently sitting at the top of the desktop and mobile market share charts, Google’s browser is flexible, feature packed, and cross-platform. But for all its popularity Chrome is also notorious for its habit of consuming a lot of RAM and draining battery life on laptops.
The reason for this has to do in part with something called process isolation, which is meant to make Chrome more stable and secure. By separating every tab, plugin, and extension into its own process, if a single plugin or website crashes it doesn’t bring down the whole browser. Likewise, by this same logic, if an attack takes place in one tab, it’s harder for it to access data on another tab.
This is why you see a lot different entries for Chrome when you open up Task Manager on your computer, and since the browser needs to duplicate some tasks for every tab, it all adds up. Certain plugins and extensions can also contribute to higher memory usage, and some behind the scenes enhancements, like Chrome’s per-rendering feature can make loading up a web page faster by predicting where you’ll go to next, but it will use up some RAM as well.
As long as you have plenty of memory it’s all good. All of this will make your experience faster. The problem is when Chrome’s RAM usage is limiting the amount of memory available for other apps.
There are some things you can do to curb RAM usage and keep Chrome from becoming slow and annoying, too. We’ll share some ‘hidden’ features you can enable to get the most out of your web browsing experience in this article.
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