Microsoft Edge 94 puts passive tabs to sleep right away, no more waiting times
The upcoming version of Microsoft Edge will allow unused tabs to be put to sleep less than a minute after inactivity. It should therefore allow you to save CPU and RAM resources. This feature is already in the Canary version of Edgen, here is access and activation.
Microsoft Edge is gaining momentum, and it’s probably no coincidence. Based on Chromium, the browser will benefit from both the installed base of Windows 10 computers and the crash of Firefox, which has lost 46 million users in 3 years. At the same time, the browser is really fast, user-friendly, secure, and much easier to customize than the old non-Chromium version of Microsoft Edge.
The Edge 94 pauses unused tabs after less than a minute of inactivity
In the latest version, Microsoft Edge literally “mutes” unused tabs. However, the software does not close them, it just stops them. So reduces CPU and RAM usage, The Redmond browser already provided a function for sleeping tabs. But the activation time for this option was quite long (5 minutes at best).
Thanks to the new version of Microsoft Edge, tabs you don’t see stop faster. So we move from five minutes to “less than a minute after inactivity.” Suffice it to say that standby is immediate or almost. This saves CPU and RAM resources, but also reduces the line-up of the page being viewed.
How do I put the Microsoft Edge tab to sleep?
This option is currently available In the Edary Canary version of Microsoft Edge (version 94.0.973.0 at the time of this writing). You can download it by clicking the button below.
To activate the near instantaneous standby feature, follow these steps:
- Open a browser, and then click three small dots, in the upper right corner of the interface
- Go to the function settings
- In the new tab that opens, go to System
- It’s about the frame Performance optimization that you can now adjust the time after which the inactive tabs are put to sleep. By default, this delay is set to 2 hours of inactivity. With the new version of Microsoft Edge, you can now reduce this duration to less than a minute. Note in passing that this feature has not yet been compiled into the current version of Microsoft Edge. Its name is then “Less than a minute of inactivity“.
Okay, you don’t have to restart your browser. Finally, note that you do not need to uninstall the current version of Microsoft Edge. Standard Edition and Canary (which is actually in beta) can run perfectly in parallel on the same computer. Enough to get an idea of what’s new in the browser, waiting for the final edition to appear.