In the past, the Opera browser is always the first to implement all of the boldest technological solutions. It seems that those days are back. Meet the power save mode in Opera for laptops!
For many people the browser is the most important program that runs together with turning on the computer and is only closed at the end of work. This makes the browser is one of the main consumers of battery power when you are offline.
Opera creators first attended a solution to this problem and developed a special cost-effective operation of the program, which will extend the work of the laptop. At the moment, this feature can already be used in the developer version of Opera .
If your laptop is connected to a power source, the browser will run as usual. But at a time when the power cord is disconnected, the toolbar will be a new icon in the form of batteries. Clicking on it will open a pop-up window in which you can activate the economy mode. If you do not take advantage of this opportunity, the browser again remind about the economy mode when your laptop will only have 20% charge.
According to the developers, the economy mode helps to extend the notebook by 50% compared to, for example, with Google Chrome. This means that you can work offline for a few hours longer than if you were using any other browser.
It looks simply fabulous, but really no magic in the achieved result is not. Everything is explained by changes in the browser code that had been made to save energy.
- Reduced activity in a background tab.
- Automatic stop of unused plugins.
- Reduced frame rate (30 fps).
- Optimizing the video playback settings and force the use of hardware-accelerated video codecs.
- Stopping animation themes browser.
In addition, the new version of Opera Dev has been enhanced VPN work, which appeared in the program a few weeks earlier . It is now possible to use a secure connection only for individual tabs, while others work as usual. The developers also made a part of the private VPN mode, which is designed to even better protect the privacy and personal data.
Opera browser creators lately do not get tired to please us with new features. Ad blocker, free VPN with no traffic restrictions, and today – a new power saving mode.Doubly pleased that the amendments to solve the pressing problems of users, while the developers of other browsers continue to feed us the standard phrases about “a substantial increase in speed and improved stability.”
Personally, I’m thinking about switching to Opera. And you?