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Google chrome introduced Heavy Page Capping feature on Canary branch

As per the latest news for the Google Chrome browser, In Canary build 69 Google is testing a new experimental feature called Heavy Page Capping that will display an infobar that allows you to stop loading the rest of the resources on a page if it has already downloaded a certain amount of data. That means with the “Heavy Page Capping” feature chrome browser allows you to limit how much of your data a webpage can eat up.

With chrome, Canary build 69 installed an informal will state “This page uses more than XMB” and then prompts you to “Stop loading” as shown below.

You can test this feature, by download and install Google Chrome Canary. Once installed run chrome browser, open a new tab, and type chrome://flags into the address bar. Now, press CTRL + F to bring up a search bar, and type Heavy Page Capping to find the flag.

You can also navigate to the following URL in Chrome Canary and enable the feature.

chrome://flags/#enable-heavy-page-capping
Google chrome Heavy Page Capping feature
Google chrome Heavy Page Capping feature

When configuring this setting, you can select the Enabled setting, which will set the data cap to show the info bar to 2MB. If you want a lower threshold, you can configure it to Enabled (Low), which will set the threshold to 1MB.

Once you’re done making changes, Chrome will prompt you to start the browser to enable the setting.

This option might not be super useful on a desktop machine, although it is supported on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS, it should prove very handy on mobile devices. Supported on iOS and Android, this feature could prove pretty invaluable for those with tight data caps. This feature is still in early development, so don’t expect it to arrive in the stable channel for quite some time.

In a Google+ post, Chrome evangelist Francois Beaufort wrote: “Plenty of things have been updated for the better in my opinion: tab shape, single tab mode, Omnibox suggestion icons, tab strip coloring, pinned tabs, and alert indicators.” You Can Get chrome Canary to build 69 from here.

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