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.
Share your experience in using this beta Chrome feature by commenting below. Feel free to share this article with anyone who might benefit from using this Chrome hack.
Make any potentially unproductive meeting productive in one easy step.
So, yes. Really. This is yet another article about meetings.
Love them or hate them, meetings happen and will continue to happen, and very few people run effective and efficient meetings. Just Google "running meetings" and see how many hits there are on this subject.
Here's the 1-step program for giving any meeting an element of productivity:
Instead of sitting around a conference room table, or cubicle or office, have your team put on their walking shoes and head outside, walking and talking.
The meeting may have no agenda, no goals, no follow-up items, no clarity or run too long, but at least you and your team will get some beneficial physical movement.
This article first appeared on Robert Kwasnicki's LinkedIn Blog.
Take charge of email and reclaim your life
Here are the first two broad steps you will take to reclaim your life from dungeons of email noise.
Let's break it down even further:
Examples of decent subject lines:
Share your best practices in the comments section below! Let's work together to make a better tomorrow for h2h communications!
Free Bonus #1:
People have their preferred communication tool. Score some bonus points and fast-track efficient communications by asking a new contact what their favorite form of communication is: Email, phone, text, Facebook private message, WinWin private message, Skype, etc. Oh, yes, then use that preferred communication method with them.
Free Bonus #2:
Use the phone, text message, social media private message or voice mail to give someone a heads-up that you sent them an urgent email. Not everyone is a slave to e-mail (and soon neither will you!) Give them a heads-up if you sent them something that requires their immediate attention.
Since this article was first published, the author has been evaluating an email management system, SaneBox It is an app that learns what is important and what is not important. The more you use it, the better it learns how to manage your inbox. It's almost like a virtual executive assistant or gatekeeper. Rob reports, "So far, so amazing!"
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