Google has updated its Chrome Web browser with a number of new features aimed at making the browsing experience feel faster, especially on laptops and other less powerful devices. The new version, Chrome 45, is also designed to take it easier on the batteries of those devices, addressing a shortcoming often attributed to previous versions of the browser, according to Google.
Currently,Chrome can analyze running Web pages to figure out when they’re idle or not performing many tasks. From there, it takes the freed processor time to clean up old memory and filter out junk. According to Google, this process can free up 10 percent of the amount of memory being used, compared with Chrome 43,
- In the top-right corner of Chrome, click the Chrome menu
>Update Google Chrome. If you don’t see this button, you’re on the latest version.
- Click Restart. Your tabs and windows will be saved. If you’d prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will automatically be applied.