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Memory Using Websites To Be Limited By New Features On Chrome And Firefox


07/30/2018




Memory Using Websites To Be Limited By New Features On Chrome And Firefox
The amount of memory and other resources that is used by the browsers of Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome could get reduced soon as the companies are working towards it.
 
One might have noticed that an increasingly onerous burden is imposed by browsers on a phone or a laptop. As websites get bigger and as browsers get features and characteristics which transform them slowly into full-fledged operating systems instead of mere document viewers.
 
One such example of a browser using up a lot of memory is Google Doc that uses up about 218MB of memory. This is the reason that phones and laptops these day appear to have less pace than claimed.
 
These are set to be changed.
 
 A feature called Page Lifecycle interface that is part of the recently launched Chrome 68 will allow the browser to pause those websites that are not active for a certain period of time and then reconstitute the websites when they are needed by the user again.
 
"It allows browsers to more aggressively optimize system resources, ultimately benefiting all web users," said Chrome programmer Philip Walton.
 
And a project that is called Fission MemShrink related to Firefox has bene so designed that is reduces about 7MB from each of the potentially a hundred or more computing processes which are used by the browser to draw a website on a computer screen. This fe3ature is part of a larger higher profile Fission program that would offer a faster response of websites while they are in the browser.
 
Ever since the birth of the computer industry, memory of a computer, its processing power and data storage space have traditionally been scarce resources. Therefore, every project that makes more of those resources available assumes importance. One of the advantages of these projects is that it would allow users to run more apps or obtain better performance from an important app. Additionally, it would also ensure that less battery is used up by a phone or a computer or a laptop.
 
Fission Memshrink has been designed for reduction of memory usage. But that can be offset because Firefox plans to use more processes. However, those processes would offer better performance and security improvements which otherwise would use up more memory.
 
"Project Fission ... will result in more responsiveness. We also expect security benefits from more isolation of different web content," Mozilla said in a statement.
 
Mobile phones use a strategy where there are underlying operating systems that aggressively clamps down on apps so that the phone is bale to preserve resources and increase battery life. this has been adopted by Page Lifecycle. In this strategy, an app could be paused if it is not actively used for some time.  
 
(Source:www.cnet.com)






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