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March 15, 2017

Chrome 57 to limit power consumption for background tabs

If you use Chrome as your main browser, you’d be happy to hear that the latest version throttles background tabs to prolong battery life on your device.

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If you are like me and rely almost exclusively on Chrome, you might have noticed that Google’s browser consumes a lot of battery power. That’s partially due to your background tabs – tabs that are open but aren’t being actively used. In fact, according to Google, background tabs consume “a third of Chrome’s power usage on desktop.” Well, that’s about to change with the latest Chrome update.

In fact, according to [...]

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