- Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world.
- Over the years, Chrome has had issues of running poorly due to hogging system resources.
- Google has now taken it upon itself to address the issue with a new project known as Native Window Occlusion.
People worldwide enjoy using the Chrome browser because it has a user-friendly interface and comes with a lot of features.
Although quite popular, it also has some flaws. For example, chrome has been widely known for its performance issues because it has a habit of hogging system resources, particularly memory that can sometimes cause an annoying lag.
It now seems there is a light at the end of the tunnel as Google has decided to introduce a new project to address these issues.
Native Window Occlusion
Google has come up with a new project that will reduce the memory strain. For instance, if you have multiple tabs open in a window, the tabs not on display will be reduced in such a way that consumes the least possible system memory and resources.
The Native Window Occlusion project has been in the works for the last three years, and Google is optimistic that it will sufficiently address these issues.
Roll out soon with positive results
Chrome is reportedly 25.8% faster on startup, with a 3.1% drop in GPU memory usage. This, in turn, has also reduced the number of renderer crashes by 4.5%.
There has also been a 3% improvement on first input delay, which means Chrome has a new, faster, and more responsive feel when you launch it.
Judging from the numbers, it seems that the results are promising, and more Chrome users on both Windows 10 and Windows 11 will feel the change soon.
The changes may seem small right now, but the Chrome browser is used daily by many people and has become an app that users had to use despite its shortcomings, even on some of the most powerful PCs.
The recent improvements could soon restore Chrome’s once top position of the most loved browser.
Microsoft is also not to be left behind as it has also been working behind the scenes to bring improvement to Chromium-based browsers to help speed its Edge browser.
So as much as Google may be working on improving its browsers, other developers are also doing the same.
The good thing is that users stand to benefit from both companies working on improvements; they won’t have to deal with an annoying RAM hogger that Chrome used to be.
What do you think of Google’s move to speed up the Chrome browser? What’s your experience with the Chrome browser’s performance? Share your experiences in the comment section below.