The most used web browser on the desktop is Google Chrome. Its easy and functional structure directs many people to this application. Of course, the wide extension base is also one of the reasons for preference. But unfortunately all users have a common problem, RAM consumption. Chrome, which swells over time and harms the user experience, actually exploits system resources more than expected. However, it is possible to overcome this with easy methods.
1- See How Much RAM the Application Uses
First of all, it is necessary to look at the RAM usage in order to diagnose the problem and intervene. There are two procedures to see the instant RAM consumption of Google Chrome.
One of them is to handle this process directly from Windows. In other words, the general usage can be seen through the Windows Mission Manager.
However, for more detailed information, you can check the Mission Manager in Google Chrome. You can access this panel via Settings / Other Tools / Duty Manager and follow the details. From this window, different memory usage and process usage of tabs can be seen in detailed form. To optimize, it is possible to terminate the task of a random tab or window with the ‘Finish Process’ button at the bottom right.
2- Close Tabs Temporarily
One of the healthiest ways to instantly free up RAM in Google Chrome is to use TooManyTabs plugin. After installing this extension, you can automatically close tabs and open them exactly the same way.
Moreover, as all open tabs can be seen from the extension, you can click the left arrow to suspend a tab. You can also undo the yellow tabs in the Suspended Tabs list after this phase.
3- Suspend All Tabs
Another useful extension is The Great Suspender. This extension can actually suspend all but one tab at once.
When you right-click on a random tab, you can easily perform this process with the ‘Suspend this tab now’ option.
- The Great Suspender
If you want to suspend all tabs at once, One Tab extension comes into play. This plugin, which includes all the tabs in a single list and can restore them with one click, also allows you to close them permanently.
- One Tab
4- Let Chrome Choose For You
Duties of Google Chrome’ If you choose to leave a TabMemFree will close any inactive ones and suspend all remaining tabs. This is also very useful.
Tab Wrangler focuses on those who want a little more control. This extension, which automatically suspends inactive tabs, can also be set to ignore pinned tabs, making it attractive for those who want to lock additional tabs and sync their tab settings across different computers.
- Tab Wrangler
5- Text And Reading Extensions
Certain websites can really slow down your computer. If you want to lighten up these style websites, you can take advantage of the ‘Text Mode’ feature. If the website you are opening is purely based on reading something, you can free up RAM using this mode.
The plugin, which disables images, images and flash elements on the web page, offers a plain and simple interface.
- Text Mode
6- Get Rid of Extra Extensions You Don’t Use
Extensions that are never used and loaded on Google Chrome in the background are actually unnecessary RAM keeps busy. At this point, it is useful to review the extensions in the web browser.
For this, you can type chrome://extensions in the address bar and clear the unnecessary ones from the window that appears.
7- Customizing Settings
You can also lighten the load on RAM with a few implicit settings that you can customize in Chrome.
To do this, type chrome://settings/ in the address bar and confirm, then access Settings. Afterwards, go to the bottom of the page to the “Advanced Settings” section and enable the checkbox next to Privacy / Site Settings / ‘Unsandboxed plug-in access’.
8- Pay Attention to Basic Updates
Apart from the basic tips or extensions above, user habits can actually affect the Chrome experience. Always keep the web browser fresh and clear your cache regularly.