08 March 2021
Microsoft Edge browser is gaining a new feature called “Performance Mode” that will help in optimizing speed, responsiveness, memory, battery usage, and CPU of the systems.
Currently, the feature has been rolled out for the users in the Canary build, the most unstable build in the software release cycle that might contain bugs. So, if you want to try this feature out, you have to be on the Canary build first. The version of the build is 91.0.856.0.
While announcing the new feature, Microsoft specifically mentioned that the performance of the “Performance Mode” might vary from system to system depending on the specifications and browser habits. It is worth noting that when Performance mode is switched On, the Sleeping tabs timer becomes unavailable.
For those who are uninitiated, the Sleeping tabs feature freezes a tab that is left open in the background, thus saving on your data and resources that are actively being used. You have to essentially switch on this feature if you want the browser to automatically freezes the tabs you are no longer using. But if you are using the Performance Mode, the Sleeping tabs and its timers will simply go unavailable. This is because the prime feature of the Performance Mode will come into action to handle and optimize everything better for you.
Let’s see when Performance Mode will be available to everyone via stable version.