If you have been following news related to Microsoft Edge lately, then you already know that the company has started testing a startup boost feature for Edge. The feature will speed up the launch of Edge following a device reboot or reopening the browser.
At the moment the startup boost causes Edge to immediately reopen after exiting the browser. Following the feedback, Microsoft decided to disable the feature for the time being. However, if you’re interested, you can enable it by going to edge://settings/system.
In a community post the company explained, “Our team is working on fixing a couple of issues where some customers are seeing the browser reopen immediately after exiting and/or a message about reopening tabs when startup boost is enabled. Thank you to our Insiders who helped report these issues! If you would like to use this feature still, you can manually enable startup boost in edge://settings/system. We will update this FAQ when we believe this to be resolved.”
In case you’re wondering, the startup boost works right now by keeping Edge running in the background with minimal processes. According to Microsoft’s testing, it reduces the browser’s startup time by 29%-41% with startup boost enabled.
At the moment however, it’s unclear when Microsoft will be able to fix the bug and roll out the feature to public.