Google's Chrome browser can use up a lot of computer memory when you work with multiple tabs. Chrome relies heavily on RAM for better performance. This is not a bad thing, unless you start running out of RAM.
One thing you can do is close unused tabs until your computer's memory usage returns to normal levels. This may not work for you, though, if you need all those tabs for reference or while working on a project.
Google came up with a beta solution that work for you. We just started testing this new "automatic tab discarding" feature.
What it does in a nutshell:
Automatic Tab Discarding simply closes down the content of a tab that hasn't been used in a while, but it leaves the tab visible and usable. When you click on a tab that was "discarded", Chrome will reload the content of the tab.
So, how do you enable this beta feature?
First, make sure you are using the latest version of the Chrome browser.
Next, type in the search bar the following, without the quotes, and press enter - "chrome://flags/#enable-tab-discarding"
You will see a list of beta and experimental features. Simply search the page for, "discard", and you will find the Automatic Tab Discarding item. It will likely be showing it is set to Default. Change this to Enable.
Restart Chrome and will now be using this new feature.
We will report back if we run into any issues with this feature. However, based on our understanding of how it functions, we see no probability for concern.
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