Posts Tagged ‘background’

Chrome to Throttle Expensive Background Pages

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Although this sounds like a good idea in many ways, the possibility of impacting notification services and messengers does seem like a serious drawback.

Google plans to roll out a change in Chrome Stable soon that will have the browser throttle timers in background tabs to improve battery life and browsing performance. The motivation behind the chance is that some pages consume a lot of CPU when they are in the background. Google mentions JavaScript advertisements and analytics scripts explicitly but it is not limited to that.
The core idea is to limit the processing power that background tabs get in Chrome once the feature lands.


How to Block Chrome from Running in the Background

Friday, March 15th, 2013

If you’ve noticed that Chrome is behaving differently lately, you’re not alone …

For the past week or so I have been noticing that various versions of Google Chrome started to add icons to the Windows system tray. I first noticed it in Google Chrome Canary, and since yesterday in Chrome Beta as well. The icons and the browser’s behavior is not the same right now, which is certainly puzzling. Note that Google is displaying those notifications for quite some time now in various editions of the browser, but that you do not really see the icon until you enable at least one application to show them in the browser. The Canary notification on the other hand is a new thing.