Everyone loves Google Chrome. It is one of the fastest and most user friendly internet browser you can get. However, the browser has a scary dark side that is known for using way too much of the available memory. The memory usage at times, gets alarming. This mostly happens when you open a lot of tabs on your Google Chrome. Once the memory usage takes a toll, the computer’s performance starts to take a hit. This isn’t only on the low end computers, I have seen some high end PC’s suffering from the same thing. Although this drawback doesn’t entirely break the browser, things get tedious because at one point, you are used to Chrome’s blazing fast speed and when it gets slow, you’ll surely get annoyed.
This issue is because Google Chrome will create a new process for each tab you will open, for those who don’t know, the latest Internet Explorer does the same and if you are the type of person who likes to keep several tabs opened or you’re running a machine that doesn’t have much memory installed, you’re likely to run into problems. Luckily, there’s a way out of this plagued issue and it only requires a bit of tweaking. You’ll have to add a command that will ensure that Chrome only opens one process for the tabs. This can be really helpful for people and have a positive effect on performance. Let’s take a look at how to do this.
Step 1: Create a shortcut of Google Chrome on your desktop.
Step 2: Click on ‘Properties’ and then click on the ‘Shortcut tab’ There in the tab; look for ‘Target’ and add the following line:
Once you have added the line, it’ll look like this.
Step 3: Once you have added the line, press the ‘OK’ button on the bottom.
Step 4: Close the Chrome if running and open it again.
Now your Chrome will not be using the amount of memory it was using before and hopefully, the performance will increase as well.