Microsoft is rolling out a new Efficiency Mode to Edge users running canary build. The feature is more useful for laptop devices as it saves battery life by minimizing power usage. Edge reduces CPU and memory usage by working in conjunction with Sleeping Tabs.
Microsoft is always looking to improve Edge performance to ensure the browser is fast, smooth, responsive, and consumes fewer resources. With each version, the company is bringing Performance improvements to Edge.
So far, Edge received
- Profile Guided optimizations (PGO)
- Link Time optimizations (LTO)
- Windows Segment Heap improvement,
- Startup Boost, and sleeping Tabs
to address high memory and CPU usage issues.
Now, Edge has got the Efficiency Mode in the prerelease version.
Efficiency mode affects the way Sleeping Tabs works.
The inactive tabs will go to sleep and thus allocated system resources will be released automatically when you have plenty of tabs open.
Here is how the Edge’s new Performance feature works
- If Sleeping Tabs turned on, background tabs go to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity
When the laptop enters into battery mode, efficiency mode comes into play. It will be displayed through the Blue “heart pulse icon” on the toolbar.
The feature resembles Opera’s battery Saver, has a negative effect on your browsing experience. It makes
- videos less smooth
- animations in web pages to slow down when you’re not using the browser.
Enable or disable Efficiency mode in Microsoft Edge
Ensure you’re using the latest Edge Canary build 93.0.930.0 or later
- Click on Settings and more icon
- Select System and Performance
- Under Optimize Performance, toggle Efficiency mode to on
Add Performance button to Toolbar
You can able to turn efficiency mode in Edge on or off quickly by adding the Performance button to the toolbar.
- Click on Settings and more
- Select Settings > Appearance, under Customize toolbar, Enable “show Performance button”
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