Microsoft continues to improve Edge browser in various aspects. To the latest, the company is working to increase the refresh rate when scrolling. The feature is currently available in Edge 99 verison. Here is how to enable and test the feature.
Windows 10 supports Variable Refresh Rate to avoid screen tearing when playing. This provides smooth scrolling while playing games.
Microsoft has introduced Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) in Windows 11 which laptops running refresh rates running beyond 120H can take advantage of.
What the feature makes is it sets the refresh rate according to your usage. For you instance, it sets a lower refresh rate when using email and a higher RR when playing games. This results in saving battery life and improving refresh rates when matters.
DRR requires VRR support.
Your monitor might support refresh rates such as 60HZ or 100HZ. Laptops these days come with a higher refresh rate beyond 120HG. The higher the monitor refresh rate, the better times screen refreshes per second, and this benefits gaming.
Microsoft is now aiming to temporarily increase the refresh rate in the Micorsoft Edge browser while scrolling.
Do note, your device should have a VRR panel and supporting drive for the feature to work.
How to boost screen Refresh Rate while scrolling in Microsoft Edge
- Launch Microsoft Edge
- Search for “refresh rate”
- For “Boost screen refresh rate when scrolling“, in the dropdown, select “Enabled”
- Restart the browser
You can check your display supports variable refresh rate by going to Settings > system > Display > Graphics. If you can’t find the VRR option Graphics setting, then your device doesn’t support the technology.
At the moment the details are pretty vague about how the feature works. You may have to wait a little longer to know more.
Meanwhile, if you’re running Edge Canary, enable the feature and tell us if see any difference in the comments below.
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