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Chrome 88 official release Download: give up support for flash, CPU usage plummeted

via:博客园     time:2021/1/20 12:24:18     readed:75

After chrome 87, now Google has sent a new version again, and it is chrome 88, which also brings many changes. One of the most significant is that it permanently cancels the support for flash (and also cancels the support for FTP: / /) in chrome).

In fact, before this, Microsoft has given up the support for flash in the windows 10 update, and other browsers and software manufacturers are doing the same.

In the update of chrome 88, a new PDF function is added to enable it to display PDF metadata or document properties. At the same time, users can also turn off the FTP server access function 100%.


In addition,The new version of browser is faster in start-up and response speed, and the CPU utilization rate is greatly reduced. For example, it provides forward and backward caching (20% of pages can move forward and backward instantaneously). It is claimed that the start-up speed is 25% faster, the page loading speed is 7% faster, the CPU utilization is reduced by 5 times, the additional 1.25 hours of endurance can be added, and the memory consumption is optimized.

In short, chrome 88 will greatly reduce JavaScript timer operations in background tags to improve performance and reduce CPU and RAM usage.

For these improvements, Google said it would change the wake-up time of JavaScript timer to once a minute.

Here is the chrome 88 update log:

Improved dark theme support

Optimize the dark mode, and cover the scrollbars of more internal pages, such as settings, bookmarks, history, new tabs, etc

Stop supporting FTP

Chrome can't be used as FTP client. Addresses starting with FTP: / /, are no longer supported. Google said it was an unencrypted traditional protocol that few people used.

Stop support for Mac OS Yosemite

Chrome 88 marks the end of Yosemite support for Mac OS X 10.10. MacOS users now need at least OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.

End support for legacy browser add ons

In chrome 85, it will be abandoned, while in chrome 88, Google will disable all installed add-on instances.

Reduce request permission interference

Optimize light and dark modes for Chrome OS

The new build is testing clearer light and dark themes for Chrome OS, which can be switched in the quick settings menu.

Tab search available

Other improvements

Digital goods API: Web Apps launched in Google play store can now use play store to pay just like local apps.

CSS aspect ratio property: This allows you to explicitly specify an aspect ratio for any element to achieve behavior similar to the element being replaced.

Origin isolation: Web applications can choose to increase page security in exchange for giving up access to certain APIs.

JavaScript engine: Chrome 88 integrates 8.8 version of V8 JavaScript engine

Usability improvement

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