The Google Chrome browser, which is the most popular web browser as of this writing, launches each tab in its own process by default. This improves the stability of the browser, but makes the browser consume a higher amount of memory. If you need to save RAM, there is an option to make the browser use a single chrome.exe process per website. Here is how to make it work.
To change this behavior and set Google Chrome to use a single process per site, you need to add an additional command line argument to the browser's shortcut. Do it as follows.
- Close Chrome.
- If it is pinned to the Taskbar, Shift+right click Chrome's shortcut and select "properties" from the context menu. Otherwise, right click Chrome's shortcut on Desktop and select "properties" from the context menu.
- In Properties, add the following string to the end of the "Target" value
- Click OK and confirm the UAC request, if it appears:
To restore the default behavior, you need to remove the above mentioned command line switch from the shortcut and you are done.