Ever since Microsoft released its Chromium based Edge browser back in 2020, the company has improved the browser significantly. Thanks to various optimizations and performance-oriented features, the browser from Microsoft feels more efficient and snappier compared to Google’s browser or other competitors. One of the main optimization features is Sleeping Tabs and the feature got even better with the latest Edge release.
In case you didn’t know, Microsoft introduced the Sleeping Tabs feature in late 2020. The feature tackled one of the main complains against Chromium based browsers by reducing the resource strain by offloading idling tabs without closing them. And when you go back to a sleeping tab, the browser wakes it up almost instantly. As you can imagine, the feature significantly reduces the amount of RAM Edge uses while lowering the workload on CPU.
Microsoft has improved the feature even further with the latest release as the company has revealed that the browser can now put web pages to sleep that share a browsing instant with other tabs. With this change, Edge had put up to 8 percent more pages to sleep that resulted in more efficient and resource-savvy experience. According to Microsoft, the improved feature on average can save up to 85% of memory and 99% CPU resources.
Although most computers come with significant resource improvements, these improvements can be extremely beneficial for those on older hardware. Moreover, users can personalize Sleeping Tabs by selecting a timeout and creating a list of exceptions which is particularly useful as some websites may break when you enable the feature.