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Chrome 68 feature improves browser’s RAM usage, Firefox also working on solution

July 30, 2018

Via: TechSpot

With the launch of Chrome 68 last week came a new feature called Page Lifecycle Interface. It allows the browser to better optimize system resources by pausing websites that are inactive and restarting them when needed.

Page Lifecycle is inspired by a similar function found on smartphones, one which involves operating systems pausing background apps and processes that aren’t being used in order to free up resources and extend battery life. But for Page Lifecycle to work optimally, web developers will need to support it.

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