All Possible Ways To Reduce RAM Memory Usage of Google Chrome
Google Chrome is undoubtedly a great Internet Browser with simple & sleek design and a lots of important features. It is comparatively fast then any other web browsers. Google offers Google Chrome Web Store from where you can add additional extensions to enhance your Chrome’s features.
Also, Google is continuously introducing new, improved updates its Chromium Browser. Currently, I am using Google Chrome Version 25.0.1364.97 m which is showing up-to-date. But all version are still having a big problem of Consuming Abnormally High RAM Memory Space.
Sometimes, it consumes so much high memory that you PC hangs or shuts down unexpectedly. Here I am telling you all possible ways by which you can reduce RAM usage of your favorite Chrome Web Browser and Surf Internet faster while exploring your PC fast too.
1. Free up Memory with Single Click
The easiest way to free up RAM additional memory usage is adding Purge memory button to Google Chrome. Though it is available for DEV Google Chrome but if you are using it then adding the button is quite easy.
Right-Click on the shortcut of Google Chrome, Go To Property. Now, append append the Target: address by adding a space and then,
See, there is a double space there. Now, when you open your Chrome browser from that shortcut, use the Shift+Esc shortcut key to bring up Chrome’s Task Manager. Hit Purge Memory Button and it will free up additional memory (if available).
2. Use Chrome’s In-Built Flash
For Developers Version, They can use chrome’s in-built & better flash plugin. To use chrome’s internal flash plugin, Right click on Chrome’s shortcut, select Properties and add this command line switch appending Target: field :
You can use more than one command line switch parameters, separated by space.
3. Make Use of Chrome’s Task Manager
While on Chrome, Shift+Esc will show you special chrome’s task manager with list of all on-going processes and their memory usage. By selecting any of these or unwanted processes, you can click “end process” button to stop the process and free up the RAM usage by that process.
Many times, chrome runs background processes which consumes RAM Memory so at that time, this trick will comes handy.
4. Extensions & Plugins
Extensions & Plugins are those which adds additional features to your Chrome Browser. You can choose any type of Extension like to connect radio stations, change color, theme, add games, photo apps etc to chrome but they also consumes RAM Space.
If you’ve installed an extension which you are not using now then I recommend you to remove it from chrome by navigating to:
Google Chrome >> Settings >> Extensions
Or disable them at least. Avoid to install large number of extensions.
Bookmarks lets you to save the address of currently opened webpage by simply pressing Ctrl+D in chrome browser. You can also manage them in folders. But I recommend you NOT to organize them in different folders. Also avoid saving lots of bookmarks to your chrome browser as it takes seemingly very high RAM memory on Start.
If you can’t delete your prominent bookmarks then sync your Google account with Google Chrome. It will store your bookmarks to your Google account, then you can delete your browser’s bookmark. This feature also helps you to explore your bookmark on any PC’s chrome browser.
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6. Lots of Tabs / Windows
We can’t limit our habit of opening new tabs or windows. It depends on our research, task and sometimes, our curiosity ;-). Make habit to open new webpages in New Tabs rather than New Windows.
Also, if you are habitual to open too many tabs then using TooManyTabs Google Chrome Extension will be very helpful to reduce & manages your RAM usage for Tabs wisely.
7. Web Browser Cache
Your Chrome browser saves some elements of webpages you visits. It helps chrome to load that webpage faster when you re-visit the website. The feature is yet powerful but consumes lots of memory for cache.
You should empty your browser’s cache on regular time interval by navigating :
Chrome >> Settings >> Advanced Settings >> Clear browsing data.
You can either delete all the stored data like saved password, autofill forms, history or choose what to delete.
8. Content Settings
By navigating Settings >> Advanced Settings >> Content Settings, you an manage and handle content storage. Use these recommended settings :
1. For Cookies, Select Keep Local data only until I quit my browser.
2. For Images, Do Not Show Images (If you really don’t bother about Webpage’s images).
3. For Plug-ins, Click To Play .
9. Setting Chrome’s Priority
You can also set Chrome’s processes in low priority by right-clicking on taskbar, opening Windows Task Manager, Select chrome’s processes, right-click on them and choose lower priority. Though it is experimental but I found it useful for me. If you don’t find improvement, just revert your process.
10. Keep Eye on Mini Toolbar Softwares
Many software comes with additional Toolbar software that promises you to provide more quick and comfortable internet browsing, music listening, game playing and all those things. They automatically gets installed in all of your browsers and making their browsing slow and CPU Usage high.
So, always read every step of any software installation and try to avoid these additional toolbar.
I am sure these all tricks and practices will help you to make your Browser considerably fast. If you are having any problem, comment below.
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