How to block Chrome in the background and save your notebook’s battery

To block Chrome from running in the background, you need to get inside the Settings. Here's how to do it

There's no doubt that Google Chrome is one of the best browsers out there. It's fast, it's secure, but unfortunately it has a small flaw, common to many other browsing programs: it consumes your notebook's battery even when it's not in use. Why?

As you know, most software and applications keep "working" in the background. And Chrome is no exception. Often the main culprits are extensions installed in the browser, which force Google's program to work "overtime". Obviously, by operating in the background, Chrome contributes to draining your laptop's battery faster. Actually, there would be a way to block the browser in the background and thus lengthen the autonomy of the laptop. No major computer skills are required and you can implement the action in just a few steps.

How to lock Chrome in background

The first thing you need to do to stop Chrome from continuing to operate in the background is to launch the browser. Once you have done that, the next move involves opening the settings. If you don't know how to do that, don't worry. It's very simple. In the upper right corner, if you look closely, you'll see an icon in the shape of three small vertical dots: it's the button that lets you make changes to the Google browser: click on it. Now, look for it and press on "Settings". On the next screen, scroll down and then click on "Advanced".

Now you'll have to scroll down again until you encounter the "System" item. You will see three options. To prevent the browser from running even when it is closed, all you have to do is disable "Continue running background applications after closing Google Chrome". And that's it.

To enable it again, simply repeat the same operation.