By Dervish / Last update December 29, 2021


Thanks to the new underlying framework upgrade, browsing the web on Google Chrome on Windows 10 and Windows 11 is faster than at any time in recent memory.

Both Microsoft and Google tried to reduce the need for basic tags by restricting JavaScript. So far, these efforts have reduced the use of CPU, GPU, and memory by Chromium-based programs, and the cutting-edge tabs you use effectively have more memory, CPU and GPU.

As mentioned earlier, Google’s solution is limited to background tags. Google has not previously focused on the background use of windows that minimize to the taskbar or move off the screen. If you treat the obscured window as a background tab, Chrome’s performance will improve significantly.

Based on this assumption, Google started a project called "Native Window Occlusion" to reduce the background usage of labels in occluded windows (not visible to the user).

Google has dealt with this task for more than three years. It has solved similar problems such as multiscreen settings and virtual workspaces. As a feature of the improvement project, Google has ignored the minimized window (not visible to the user), the virtual desktop is blocked, etc.

"The barrier string tells Windows that it needs to find different Windows situations. The UI string tells Windows that it needs to know when there is an important state change, for example, the screen is off, or the user locks the screen," Google wrote on a blog post mentioned.

How does Google further develop Chrome's performance?

Google has been experimenting with this element for a while, and now everyone on Windows can use it.

As Google stated, Chrome’s startup speed has now increased by 25.8%, and a 3.1% reduction in GPU memory usage has been noted. In addition, Google revealed that the renderer profile has been reduced by 20.4%, and the delivery crash has been reduced by 4.5%.

Chrome is currently saving resources for the more important cutting-edge windows, and these advances ultimately help reduce startup and first draws.

Google noticed a 3.0% improvement in main input latency, and a 6.7% improvement in content drawing and maximum content drawing.

New highlights of Chrome for Windows

Google is also working hard on the aesthetic design of Chrome on Windows. And introduced rounded corners to adapt to the UI design of Windows 11. Google is also currently introducing a new design for Chrome, which is to apply the colors emphasized by Windows to Chrome.

Obviously, this component is discretionary, and customers can authorize it by browsing Windows Settings> Personalization> Color.

You need to click "Show accent color on the following surface" for the change to take effect. When you are done, you will notice the Window's accent colors in various parts of the UI, including bookmark pop-up windows, text selection backgrounds, and so on.