Friday, June 05, 2015

Google Chrome Blog: Better battery life for your laptop

The new default Chrome default: "Detect and run important plugin content" -- more diplomatic than, e.g., "Detect and disable extraneous plugin content," but still likely to cause consternation for many people focused on Web marketing

"Adobe Flash allows web pages to display rich content—but sometimes that can put a squeeze on your laptop’s battery. So we’ve been working with Adobe to ensure that your experience on the web can be power-efficient as well as rich and interactive—and today, we’re introducing an update to Chrome that does just that.

When you’re on a webpage that runs Flash, we’ll intelligently pause content (like Flash animations) that aren’t central to the webpage, while keeping central content (like a video) playing without interruption. If we accidentally pause something you were interested in, you can just click it to resume playback. This update significantly reduces power consumption, allowing you to surf the web longer before having to hunt for a power outlet."
Google Chrome Blog: Better battery life for your laptop
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