If you are a frequent Chrome user, you might have noticed that it loads all the tabs you have opened in the background, which can consume a lot of memory and slow down your browsing experience. To resolve this issue, you can make Chrome not load tabs until they are selected. This means that tabs will only load when you click on them, conserving memory and improving performance.
How to Make Chrome not Load Tabs Until They are Selected Guide
- Open Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the window.
- Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
- Scroll down to the “System” section and click on “Use hardware acceleration when available.”
- Toggle the switch to turn off hardware acceleration.
- Close and restart Google Chrome.
How to Make Chrome not Load Tabs Until They are Selected FAQs
Does this feature only work in Google Chrome?
No, this feature works on other browsers as well.
Is there any performance impact on my system by disabling hardware acceleration?
It depends on your system and the hardware you have, but for most users, the impact is minimal and can be outweighed by the benefits of reduced memory usage and improved browsing speed.
Can I revert the changes I made to make Chrome not load tabs until they are selected?
Yes, you can revert the changes by repeating the steps in the guide and turning on hardware acceleration.
Will this feature work on all websites or only some of them?
This feature works on all websites that you visit in Google Chrome.
Will I still receive notifications from background tabs that I have not selected?
Yes, you will still receive notifications from background tabs even if they are not loaded.