Google promises to fix Chrome bug on Windows, causing laptop batteries to drain
Google has announced that a serious flaw in the web browser, reportedly affecting Windows machines since 2010, will finally be addressed. The issue is Chrome fails to return to an idle state when not being used, requiring more juice from the power supply, a serious problem for laptop and tablet owners. The company has pushed the flaw to the top of the to-do list for the Chrome team so we're hoping it won't be too long before a fix is released to allow the viewing of more cat GIFs between charges.
The problem lies with how Google is interacting with Windows when it comes to its web browser. Because the software is not properly running in idle, this is leading to more drain on the battery. It's all technical and whatnot, so we recommend you check out Ian Morris' report over on Forbes for more details. It's worth the read if you're interested to learn exactly why this is occurring. For everyone else, we'll alert you as to when Google releases a patch to address this problem.
Let us know in the comments if you've noticed significant battery drain on your mobile Windows PCs.
Source: Forbes, PC World, via: Engadget
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Honestly, who gives a monkeys about Chrome. IE is fantastic.
No thanks - it is slow, and until recently, was run by a homophobe.
More than enough reasons to forget about that sorry excuse for a browser.
haha yeah... because everyone has to believe and agree the same you do, and that has to affect the performance or the a stability of a browser...
I mean, what has a developer or a CEO, or anyone in a company believes have to do with firefox?
you are just acting like a ignorant putting that as an excuse.... not everyone will agree with you, and he is not beating up people who are not homophobes like him... so again, you are just ignorant, and apparently you are judging the same as him?
oh I have news for you, you are exactly the same, judging him for what he believes :) but hey keep believing you are any better than him (because you are not better than him, so just believe it) if you stop using or never use a software because the CEO or anyone there is against something you do.
I personally believe that in the modern world, we have few avenues with which to actually shape the world we want to live in. Money and big business has taken over.
However, we can shape the world around us by voting with the money we spend and the software we use. I support businesses that enrich local communities....and I emphatically do not support companies whose key figures openly show themselves to be against the right to freedom of expression.
Personally, I think you are on the wrong side of this argument...but I also reckon you are too hot-headed and entrenched to know when you may be in the wrong.
Whatever the case, equal rights and opportunities for all is a noble thing to aspire to. What exactly do YOU stand for?
I gave two reasons as to why that sounded like a silly choice. Speed for one - and the fact it was run by a homophobe. On a moral or technical standpoint, FF is not a viable choice for me.
The other person _Emi_ then got a bit hot under the collar...which warranted a response!
I believe people should take account of ethical things when making decisions about what businesses they support. If people want to argue the toss, then I'll happily explain my viewpoint!
Yep, I'd call that homophobic. & I would say that it is also going a step beyond simply exercising ones freedom of speech. That is buying political influence in what is an issue that should be enshrined/protected by the Constitution.
America, land of the free... (as long as you aren't anything other than heterosexual/white!).
By the way, you are perpetuating this discussion by replying...
Prejudice has no place in the modern world.
I would prefer liberal spies that promote freedom and equality than conservative hawks who try to limit those freedoms.
I believe in freedom of the press. I also think it's acceptable for people with public profiles to have their campaign donations revealed in public. It helps combat corruption and limit the impact of money on political decision making.
IE is fast....but it is buggy, doesn't have inline translation, doesn't benefit from the suite of plugins available to Chrome --- oh, and it's UI (particularly the right click menu) is a joke!
Lastly the later versions do have spell and translations, sho you are wrong
No, no it doesn't!
Oh, and don't tell me plugins are not important. I want Qmee, CamelCamelCamel and a good version of AdBlock Plus.
Chrome is stable with those apps installed - IE is buggy without them!
I see :)
It should be 'I couldn't care less'. The following video summarises it pretty well :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw That should cover it :)