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November 17, 2020.

Faster Chrome

Google Chrome.

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Google has announced major performance enhancements to the company’s Chrome browser. The first has to do with tabs. Chrome now will prioritize your active tab over the others in the background, “reducing CPU usage by up to 5x and extending battery life by up to 1.25 hours (based on our internal benchmarks).” The browser now launches a noticeable 25 percent faster, and Google claims that it loads pages up to 7 percent faster using less power and RAM than before. As for new features, Google is also adding tab search, which is a godsend for those of us who like to keep an unreasonable number of tabs open at any given time. The update to Chrome 87 is rolling out beginning today.

The Verge, Chris Welch, “Google’s latest Chrome update delivers ‘largest performance gain in years’.”


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