Chrome OS 105 offers features to save power

The upcoming update is rumored to help battery last longer. The feature will be included in , which will only appear after two more versions.

Reporting from Digital Trends (8/7), the power saving feature will work by disabling tabs that are no longer active after 10 seconds, to reduce CPU load. Please note, the current version of Chrome can only deactivate tabs that are not in use after 5 minutes.

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By reducing the time to 10 seconds, open tabs will reduce the demand on the CPU, thus draining the battery less. This feature will be especially useful for users operating Chromebooks with dozens of tabs open across multiple .

“These are tabs that you may have open, for example, but are inactive or no longer found interaction with on those tabs,” Chrome writes on its .

However, version 105 will not be available in the near future to the public. The version currently used by users is Chrome 103. It may take a year or more before Google releases Chrome OS 105.

On the other hand, users can save battery by several steps, such as lowering the screen brightness and turning off the keyboard backlight. Users can also unplug unused USB accessories, and ensure that no unused apps are running in the background.

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