Google Chrome sleeping tab option will allow your chrome browser to remove unwanted tabs from memory. Google Chrome is famously known as a resource-hungry browser. It takes up a lot of RAM and consumes a lot of battery as well.
When you have many tabs on your Google Chrome browser and your device has a low specification, especially low RAM, your PC will slow down. There are chances that you see a white screen on your chrome browser when you open many tabs and windows.
Luckily, there is a feature in the Chrome browser called the sleeping tab. It is pretty similar to sleeping apps features on your android device.
Google Chrome Sleeping Tab option will stop your chrome browser from eating up a lot of RAM when you open multiple tabs. This option is simple, and it disables the unwanted tabs or those tabs that you haven’t use in a long while so that the device will be free up for other essential tasks. But, of course, you can activate that tab again whenever you need them by just clicking on it.
How to enable the Google Chrome Sleeping Tab Option?
You won’t see this option by default in your chrome browser as it is not a native feature. To enable this feature, users need to change the chrome flag settings.
Following are the steps to enable this feature:
Chrome Flags are the experimental settings that you can enable and disable within your Google Chrome Browser. These settings are very different from the traditional browser settings and can use accessed by using the chrome flag URL in the URL bar.
Open Google Chrome
Type “chrome://flags/” in the address or URL bar
You will see the list of all the experimental chrome flag options.
In the search bar at the top, type “Freeze”. There you will have an option called “Freeze User-Agent request header”.
Click on the menu next to this option to say “Default” and select “Enabled” for the list.
Next, relaunch your Chrome browser to activate this feature entirely.
This feature will disable all your unused tabs when there is no activity on those tabs. It will also free up some RAM and resources of your device consumed by those tabs.
In Future, if at any time you want to disable this feature, then go back to the same chrome flag settings in the browser and select the “Default” options.
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