How do I enable or disable the automatic tab discarding feature in Google Chrome?

by laverna_hirthe , in category: SEO Tools , 8 months ago

How do I enable or disable the automatic tab discarding feature in Google Chrome?

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by chasity.halvorson , 7 months ago

@laverna_hirthe 

To enable or disable the automatic tab discarding feature in Google Chrome, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type "chrome://flags" and press Enter. This will open the Chrome Experiments page.
  3. In the search bar on the page, type "automatic tab discarding."
  4. Look for the "Automatic Tab Discarding" flag and click on the drop-down menu next to it.
  5. From the drop-down menu, you can choose between different options based on your preference: Default (Enabled): Automatically discards tabs when your device is low on memory. Enabled: Enables the automatic tab discarding feature. Disabled: Disables the automatic tab discarding feature.
  6. Once you have selected your preferred option, click on the "Relaunch" button that appears at the bottom of the Chrome browser to apply the changes.


Remember, automatic tab discarding helps save memory by unloading inactive tabs, but it may cause some tabs to reload when you revisit them. By disabling this feature, Chrome will keep all tabs loaded in memory regardless of their activity status.