Opera browser now has a feature that extends laptop battery life by up to 50%


Nobody wants their laptop to run out of battery life when they’re hard at work, especially when they’re surfing.

Opera Software too don’t want its users to not enjoy browsing because of a dying battery, and as such took it upon itself to find ways to help its users have more browsing time.

Their effort has yielded results. Today, they’ve launched a new feature on its desktop browser that is capable of extending the battery life of a battery by up to 50%.

Known as power saving mode, this feature allow users to browse on their laptop for several hours more before the need to recharge it.

Using the new power saving mode is quite easy. Once the laptop’s power cable is unplugged, the battery icon will appear next to the search and address field in the Opera browser.

Clicking the battery icon activates the power saving mode and flips on the switch. The browser will also suggest you enable power saving mode when your laptop reaches 20% remaining battery capacity.

The power saving mode is possible as a result of several optimizations in the browser, including reduced activity in background tabs, waking CPU less often due to more optimal scheduling of JavaScript timers, and automatically pausing unused plug-ins.

Others are reduced frame rate to 30 frames per second, tuning video-playback parameters and forcing usage of hardware accelerated video codecs, and paused animations of browser themes.

These optimizations provide nice savings for users’ without compromising the speed and functionality you expect.

Users looking to try the power saving mode feature should download the Opera browser from Opera’s developer channel.

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