Chrome 110 will automatically discard background tabs. Here’s how to stop it.
Google has announced a new update to its Chrome browser that will automatically discard background tabs. This change is designed to improve the browser’s performance, but it may have some unintended consequences.
Background tabs consume resources even when they are not active, and discarding them can free up memory and improve performance. However, it can also be disruptive to workflow if unexpected tabs are closed.
There is a way to prevent Chrome from automatically discarding background tabs, but it requires a little bit of work.
Here’s how to stop Chrome from automatically discarding background tabs:
1. Open the Chrome settings menu.
2. Go to the “Advanced” section.
3. Select the “System” tab.
4. Disable the “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed” option.
5. Close the settings menu.
This change will prevent Chrome from automatically discarding background tabs, but it may also have some other consequences. For example, it will prevent apps from running in the background when the browser is closed.
If you’re not sure whether or not this change is right for you, it’s probably best to experiment with it and see how it affects your workflow.