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General Category => Tech Support => Topic started by: Den on 2019-Sep-17 17:56

Title: [HOWTO] Minimal Processes for Chrome-based browsers
Post by: Den on 2019-Sep-17 17:56
Annoyed to see hordes of processes by a single program infest the Windows task manager? While Chrome devs don't allow single process any more, the best we can do is minimize the number processes used. After some deep searches, I finally found a good solution pertinent to reduce process and memory usage.

Use this command-line option to limit to N processes for rendering webpages in the whole browser. Ex. here is limited to 1 process.
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--renderer-process-limit=1
With this option, I have cut down the processes from like 30 down to 6, and memory usage reduced significantly; yet have not found any negative impact on performance and speed. In fact, performance and speed may feel smoother and faster due to reduced overhead and hijacking on computer resources.

The above option only affects rendering websites. However, note each active extension you install (and probably other internal browser stuff) still uses its own process.

The caveat disclaimer by the devs is that running each webpage in its own process improves security and performance. However, personally I find this claim dubious. You be your own judge.

Source:
http://chromium-kr.blogspot.com/2012/06/about-renderer-process.html