Looking through Chrome today, I decided to look at the processes it is running in the background by clicking on the wrench symbol and choosing View Background Pages. The bottom of the dialog gives you a link entitled Stats for Nerds I thought that was an interesting touch. When you click on it, it brings up some browser stats located at chrome://memory-redirect/, what surprised me was that Chrome does this level of stat collecting in the background. I’d rather it just focused on providing me with web browsing and had this as a tool I could choose to switch on, rather then waste resources generating stats that up to now I’ve not known about to use. You can see the nerd link below. Try it for yourself. If you’d care to explain why Chrome does this, feel free to share it in the comments below.
You can find out more information about Google Chrome Background Pages here.