Battery life can make or break a device, no matter how beautiful or trendy. Although battery performance is highly dependent on the hardware and usage of said device, it is no secret that the Chrome browser is a memory hog. However, it looks like Google is readying a change that might help with this, and it will be available on desktop versions of Chrome as well as ChromeOS.
However, in version 105, we see the introduction of the chrome://flags#quick-intensive-throttling-after-loading experimental flag, which enables a feature called “Quick intensive throttling after loading.” The feature is described as “for pages that are loaded when backgrounded, activates intensive throttling after 10 seconds instead of the default 5 minutes. Intensive throttling will limit wake ups.“
It would be interesting to see how much this feature does improve battery life in real-world situations once it reaches the Stable channel. Unfortunately, as I usually tend to stay in the Beta channel, I probably won’t be able to try this out for a few more weeks, but I definitely intend to put it through its paces once I’m able to. I will take any improvement in battery life however I can get it on both my Chromebook and my other devices in which I use Chrome.