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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-64450

Allow to release resources for hidden view

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    • Type: User Story
    • Status: Withdrawn
    • Priority: P2: Important
    • Resolution: Out of scope
    • Affects Version/s: 5.11
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: WebEngine
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      Description

      It should be possible to temporarily release resources like OpenGL contexts for both WebEngineView and QWebEngineView objects that are currently not shown / hidden.

      Use case

      Tabbed web browsers can have an almost arbitrary number of tabs open, but the content of only one tab is visible at a time. Anyhow, the most straightforward solution - having a WebEngineView in each tab - also means that every tab binds some resources, most prominently up to 3 OpenGL contexts and a renderer process.

      It would be great that such a browser could just free resources for a tab that is not used since a while, or if the resources are exhausted.

      Related

      https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2015/09/tab-discarding

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              Assignee:
              allan.jensen Allan Sandfeld Jensen
              Reporter:
              kkohne Kai Köhne
              PM Owner:
              Petref Saraci (Inactive)
              RnD Owner:
              Kai Köhne
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