Many people have a habit of keeping chrome opened for weeks, sometimes even months without restarting it. Few of these users only ever start the browser when forced with browser crash or system update.
Bad effects of Not restarting the Chrome for long time:
- It allows Chrome to eat system resources to eat over long period of time.
- Delays installation of important updates, leaving system exposed to threats and attacks.
How to access previously opened tab after restarting Chrome.
With the built-in features of chrome, you can your previously accessed tabs saved and enables you to access it after the restart.
Do do this with following steps:
- Go to three dots, click on Settings.
- Scroll down to: On startup and select Continue where you left off.
Now your all of your tabs will be preserved on reboot or restarting the Chrome browser. However tabs on the incognito window will be lost.
How to check if chrome is updated or not?
To check status of update in chrome, you need to look at the color of three dots, it color tells you if your chrome is recently updated or not:
- Green: An update was released in the last 2 days
- Orange: An update was released around 4 days ago
- Red: You’re at least a week behind with your updates
If you see the word “Update” next to three dots ⋮, that means there is a new update in chrome that needs to be installed.
So, begin the week with a fresh restart of Chrome.
It would be good to restart the chrome every Monday morning. If you are someone who does run the browser without restarting for weeks, you will be surprised to notice how much fresher and faster your browser will feel.