Chrome will improve laptop battery life by pausing Flash animations
There’s nothing more irritating when you’re browsing the internet than intrusive advertisements, especially those with automatically played audio. It’s the main reason why plugins that block Flash in web browsers are so wildly popular. What’s more, the ads usually use Flash, which is known to be quite power-hunry, significantly reducing the performance of laptop batteries.
However, Google just announced, that in cooperation with Adobe they figured out how to make browsing experience much more comfortable, even without using third-party plugins and addons, like, e.g. AdBlock and at the same time help laptops work longer on battery.
Future versions of Google Chrome browser will „intelligently” pause Flash animations that are not „central to the webpage” (like ads) while keeping „central content” (like a vide) playing without any interruption.
Google admits the update to Chrome might not always be 100% accurate, but at the same time assures that should the browser pause the „central” content by mistake, user will be able to just click it and make it play again.
The new feature will be enabled by default. It has already been implemented in Chrome's latest Beta version and will be made available to all users of Chrome desktop soon. It only applies to the desktop version, since the mobile Chrome has not been supporting Flash for quite a while now.