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Chrome is loved for its simplicity and power, however most people are not happy with because it uses far too much memory.

The good news today is that with Chrome 45, all that changes as the browser will now be proactive about how it uses your computer’s resources.

Unused memory will be cleaned up through garbage collection taking place on idle tabs, and is especially powerful for complex Web apps.

Google says it sees a 10 percent reduction of memory usage on average, but complex Web apps like Gmail see up to 25 percent reduction in memory used.

The update will also help your battery last up to 15 percent longer (or help get back the extra power Chrome uses versus other browsers, depending on how you look at it).

When you use certain tabs more often than others, Chrome will now autoload them ahead of others on restart.

“Tabs are restored from most to least recently viewed, so you get to see the most important tabs faster,” writes Ryan Schoen, Product Manager and Performance Promoter at Google.

Chrome will now monitor the resources available to it. If your computer doesn’t have the resources Chrome needs, background activity on tabs will be paused until you click on them.

Via TNW