Simple tricks to help Google Chrome consume less RAM

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world.  However, one of the quite serious diseases of Chrome is that it consumes RAM.  If you often open many tabs on Google Chrome, your computer will start to slow down and gradually slow down.

Chrome will create a new "process" with each Tab you open. The latest version of Internet Explorer works the same way. And the reason why it works like that is quite "early": each Tab will own a "process", many tabs will have many "processes". So if a Tab is "crash", only that Tab will be "crash", and the browser will still work normally. That means you won't lose all the remaining Tabs if you have 13 Tabs open for example.

However, the downside of this way of working is that each "process" will need a certain amount of RAM. If that Tab has a Flash Player or content containing a lot of information, the "process" will consume quite a bit of RAM. Fortunately, you can force Chrome to behave differently by adding the "process-per-site" command. Chrome will then use only one "process" for each loaded web page. Of course, this change will affect Chrome's performance.

 You can check how many "processes" Chrome is using by opening the Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del). Switch to the  Processes section. How many chrome.exe is how many Tabs you have open.

Here's how to do it

 Step 1: Find the shortcut you use to start Chrome, it's usually located on the desktop.

 Step 2: Right-click the shortcut, then select "Properties".

 Step 3: After the Properties panel appears, select the Shortcut tab. In the Target box, scroll down to the endpoint and then add --process-per-site.

 Step 4: Turn off Chrome and open it again.

 Step 5: Enjoy the results!


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