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This feature will help your old device run faster

Sunday, July 25, 2021 15:00 PM (GMT+7)

If you open many tabs (tabs) on a computer with low RAM, it is likely that the device will quickly freeze or work sluggishly. How to fix?

The Google Chrome browser has long been famous for its RAM consumption, making older devices work sluggishly. However, recently Google has begun testing the Sleeping Tabs feature, which helps reduce RAM usage on unnecessary tabs (cards), prioritizing free memory for important tasks.

Google Chrome makes old computers work sluggishly if too many tabs (tabs) are open. Photo: Caio

As noted earlier, this feature is only in beta, so it’s entirely possible that bugs can arise during use.

To activate, open Google Chrome browser, type in the command line address bar thanh chrome://flags and press Enter (Windows) or Return (macOS).

Next, type the keyword Freeze into the search box, in the Freeze User-Agent request header, users only need to set it to Enabled, then click Relaunch to restart the browser.

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Enable Sleeping Tabs on Google Chrome. Photo: MINH HOANG

From now on, Google Chrome will automatically “freeze” tabs (tags) when it detects that they have been inactive for a long time. This will help the computer regain the amount of RAM that is being occupied and transfer it to necessary tasks.

Note this is an experimental feature only and it may be removed in subsequent updates.

In addition to the above tips, you can install more extensions on Google Chrome that support the same function, for example, Session Buddy, Tabby, Tab Away…


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