Microsoft Edge browser new features will reduce system memory usage

According to foreign media WndowsLatest today, Microsoft Edge browser will be added in the next update by automatically freezing those tabs to solve the problem of high memory usage and improve the smoothness of multi-tab page browsing .

On the Chrome browser, this feature can be called “freeze tabs.” Hereinafter, we will call this function as “freeze tabs”.

The report pointed out that Edge’s “Freeze tabs” feature is more advanced than the Chrome browser’s “Freeze tabs” feature . It can help users reduce the memory usage of Windows 10 or macOS.

Edge’s “Freeze tabs” function does not kill tabs, but temporarily freezes them. According to an experimental feature in the Canary version of the Microsoft Edge browser, this feature can automatically put the idle tab to sleep.

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Microsoft wrote in the Flag description: “When you opt-out of the Windows Sleep tab, you should treat the observed site features as heuristic violations. These features are related to background notifications, such as modifying the tab title text, Favorites, or play audio in the background”.

It is worth mentioning that Microsoft will also provide specific freeze timeout settings, supporting 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, and 6 hours.

Naijatechnews understands that if users of the Canary version of the Microsoft Edge browser want to try this feature, they can select the “Sleeping Tabs” item at Edge://flags >> enable this feature >> restart the browser >> go to “Settings” and Search “Sleeping Tabs”>>Enable this feature.