Google Chrome is rolling out per tab memory usage

After adding a memory saving feature earlier this year, Chrome on desktop platforms (Mac, Windows, ChromeOS, etc.) will now report “Memory Usage” when you hover over a tab.

In addition to the page name and domain, the card that appears when you hover over a page in the tab bar now displays “Memory Usage.”

This simple feature lets you know which pages are particularly burdening your system and is more convenient than going to the full three-dot menu > More Tools > Task Manager. (In a brief test, the memory footprint is not aligned with the moving card.)

This is based on Chrome’s memory and power saving modes. The latter limits background activity and visual effects, such as animation, smooth scrolling, and video frame rates. Memory Saver works by freeing up memory from inactive tabs. These pages remain visible in the tab bar and are reloaded when you return again.

You can enable (or disable) both from Settings > Performance. There is also the ability to “always keep”. [certain] Active sites.”

We are seeing memory usage in swipe cards on the fixed channel With chrome 119. It has been slowly rolling out in recent weeks for Mac, Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS. If it’s not yet available for your browser, set this flag to enable: chrome://flags/#memory-saver-memory-usage-in-hovercards.

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