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Windows 7: Chrome's been eating your laptop's battery for years, but Google...

18 Jul 2014   #1
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Chrome's been eating your laptop's battery for years, but Google...

Chrome's been eating your laptop's battery for years, but Google promises to fix it

Google is just now responding to a bug in Chrome for Windows that may have been sapping users' batteries for years.

Chrome's battery drain problem was brought to wider attention by Forbes contributor Ian Morris, who noticed that Chrome for Windows was using considerably more power than other browsers.

The issue, he wrote, is that Chrome doesn't return the system's processor to an idle state when it's not doing anything. Instead, Chrome sets a high “system clock tick rate” of 1 millisecond, and leaves it at that rate, even if the browser's just running the background.

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