On medium- to high-range smartphones, the web browsing experience lived little to be desired, but in the case of more humble devices, many users still have to deal with insufferable refresh rates and scroll movements that are much less fluid. While there are many browsers to choose from, there’s also an interesting ‘tweak’ in Google Chrome for Android that lets you substantially improve performance when you have several tabs open.

Google Chrome app for Android has assigned a maximum of 128MB of RAM by default, but you can improve the space reserved to achieve a far superior performance. To do so, you have to access a hidden menu that has experimental options.

To do so, you just have to type this in an empty tab:

chrome://flags/#max-tiles-for-interest-area

Once there, from the option at the top called “Maximum tiles for interest area,” you can open the drop-down menu to select the amount of assigned RAM, either 64, 128, 256 or 512MB, meaning your selection should depend on the amount of memory on your device.

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