January 26, 2017

"Google plans to roll out a change in Chrome Stable soon that will have the browser throttle timers in background tabs to improve battery life and browsing performance."

ghacks.net: The motivation behind the chance is that some pages consume a lot of CPU when they are in the background. By Martin Brinkmann

'Google mentions JavaScript advertisements and analytics scripts explicitly but it is not limited to that.

'While the change aims to tackle background pages that use an excessive amount of CPU, it may impact any background page, e.g. messengers, chat rooms, notification services, that does something in the background.

'While Google states that the implementation won't break any functionality, some web developers think otherwise.'

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