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Latest Google Chrome update pauses unnecessary flash content to boost battery life

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While there is no doubt Google’s Chrome browser is among the most popular browsers, memory utilization and battery life haven’t are two areas where users have been left a little underwhelmed by it. Google wants to fix that with its latest Chrome update as it claims to have made significant improvements to boost your laptop’s battery life.

On the latest Chrome desktop Beta version, Google has introduced a new feature that inteliigently pauses unnecessary flash content such as ads while keeping the main content playing without interruption. Google claims this helps improve battery life significantly due to reduced power consumption. In case Chrome accidentally pauses something that you did want played, you can resume it simply by clicking on it once.

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The feature will soon be rolled out to everyone using Chrome desktop, not just Beta users. Users can enable or disable this new feature by going to Chrome’s content settings and choosing ‘Detect and run important plugin content’.

Source: Chrome Blog

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