Speed up Google Chrome with a simple settings tweak

Get faster, smoother performance from your web browser with this simple trick

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Is Chrome barely keeping up with you? Maybe you just need to give that laggard more system memory for faster performance.

If you want to speed up Chrome--on either the desktop or your mobile device--just copy and paste the URL below:

chrome://flags/#max-tiles-for-interest-area

and switch the default (128MB) of RAM to either 256 or 512, depending on how much memory you have on your system.

chrome settings

Voila! A speedier browsing experience. Note that this will give Chrome memory priority, possibly at the expense of other apps. But if you practically live in your browser, like I do, the tradeoff is worth it.

Read more of Melanie Pinola’s Tech IT Out blog and follow the latest IT news at ITworld. Follow Melanie on Twitter at @melaniepinola. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter and Facebook.

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