Google Chrome search option gets major speed boost
You’ve probably noticed potential queries being suggested to you when you type something Google chrome‘s omnibox. This makes finding information faster and easier because you don’t have to enter the entire search query. This feature was introduced by the company several years ago and since then the tech giant has been working to increase the speed at which the browser displays results. From a blog post by Chromium Product Manager Yana Yushkina, the browser now displays results in 500 milliseconds, as it retrieves web search results before you even select a query.
“Searching in Chrome is now even faster, as search results are pre-fetched if a suggested query is very likely to be selected. This means that you see the search results faster because they were retrieved from the web server even before selecting the query. In fact, our experiments have shown that search results are now 4 times more likely to be displayed in less than 500ms! Currently, this only happens if Google Search is your default search engine. read the blog post.
A few years ago, the company added a local cache to Chrome’s history system in an effort to speed up startup. The company later found out that not only did this cache add complexity to the code and unnecessary memory usage, but it was also a major contributor to browser shutdowns. The company has now cleared the cache and resolved a top stop hang.
“On some operating systems, priority background threads can be deprived of I / O indefinitely while there is other I / O elsewhere on the system. In addition, the performance benefits for our users were minimal, based on the analysis of the field data. The blog post explained.
The company also revealed that with field data from version M93 on Chromebooks, the browser now shows a total reduction in memory footprint of 15% in addition to a 20% reduction in process memory of the Navigator.