Similarly, Google ran another experiment. But this time, instead of a blank tab in the foreground, Google played a YouTube video in fullscreen mode. Google also disabled ‘Energy Saver’ settings to prevent the display from going idle. Furthermore, Google also disabled the ‘Automatically adjust brightness’ option in Display settings.
However, an enterprise policy will allow system administrators to disable this feature in Google Chrome. This way, the Chrome enterprise browser won’t possibly cause trouble once the feature is shipped to stable. But Google says the enterprise policy will be retired 1 year after the feature ships to stable.
How to enable the Chrome Battery Saver flag:
- Open Chrome Canary
- Open chrome://flags
- Set the flag to Enable immediately when a tab is hidden using the drop-down menu
- Relaunch Chrome.
Since Microsoft Edge is also a Chromium-based browser, the same feature is also available in it in Edge Canary Build 86.0.569.0 under the following flag:
However, there is no indication at the moment when the feature will arrive in the new, Chromium-based Edge web browser Stable version.