Accused of consuming a lot of RAM, Google Chrome is considered by many people as a good and versatile browser. And that good reputation comes from the news that developers are always looking for, like the new feature to load pages instantly.
The functionality is called “back-forward cache” and will land on desktop versions: Windows, macOS and Linux. It is a mechanism that keeps the page active even after the user leaves it, all in order to facilitate its resumption. The pages are frozen in the browser cache (a kind of internal memory), without executing any type of code or consuming memory or processing.
This possibility has existed on Android for some time, but had not yet landed on desktop systems. Chrome will keep the current page recorded and the last website visited while browsing, which should allow the user to use the browser’s forward and back buttons.
When it debuted on Android, Google estimated a 20% increase in usage speed just with this addition. For desktop computers and notebooks, this shouldn’t be much different: the video produced by the Windows Latest portal shows that the answer is immediate.
This is not a revolution, but the “reverse cache” makes the browser appear faster, after all the page appears as soon as it opens, without the need to wait for loading via the internet.
Impact on sites
In the case of very changeable sites, such as news portals, the page needs to be reloaded to display the new inserts. In the more fixed ones, such as institutional homepages, the visible change will only be in the display of ads and some other elements that require an internet connection.
You can imagine that some more complex services may have problems with this feature, but this is solved with a simple command to update the page. It seems like a very low price to pay to make your browser even faster.
In addition to speeding up the loading of pages, the new Chrome can bring a new interface to the history. Chrome Memories promises to improve the experience when browsing pages accessed by the browser, and this is because the program will bring everything together in one place and in chronological order, including searches made on research sites.
Chrome 92, which is expected to bring these additions, is still being tested in the Canary edition. There is no prediction of when the new feature can reach a stable version for all users.
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