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This article was published on June 4, 2015


Google Chrome Beta now pauses unnecessary Flash content for better battery life

Google Chrome Beta now pauses unnecessary Flash content for better battery life
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Chrome is about to get a bit more power efficient. In a partnership with Adobe, Google is sidelining Flash content that may not be necessary for tasks you’re currently working on.

Rather than allowing Flash content to do its thing, Google says Chrome will wisely shut down unnecessary content. If Chrome kills something you actually need, you can click on it to reactivate playback.

Enabled by default in the Chrome Beta channel for desktop, Google says the feature will be “rolling out soon to everyone else on Chrome desktop.”

Should you need to manually enable the feature, head into your Chrome settings and choose “Detect and run important plugin content.”

Google also promises more power saving features for Chrome are coming, which is wonderful. Chrome is a power consumptive beast.

Better battery life for your laptop [Google Chrome Blog]

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