Microsoft highlights recent improvements to Sleeping Tabs in Edge

Kevin Okemwa

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft comes out to highlight some of the enhancements that they made to the Sleeping Tabs in Edge. This comes shortly after Microsoft Edge version 100 hit the stable channel with a couple of tweaks under the hood.

The Sleeping Tabs feature essentially helps put open tabs that are not being used in Edge to sleep, in return, this helps reduce the impact subjected to your PC’s hardware. Users can simply activate the tabs on sleep mode by clicking on them. The feature improves the browser’s responsiveness and speed.

Beginning in Microsoft Edge 100, we’ve updated sleeping tabs to enable pages that are sharing a browsing instance with another page to now go to sleep. With this change, 8% more tabs on average will sleep, saving you even more resources! On average, each sleeping tab saves 85% of memory and 99% CPU for Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft has also incorporated a new way for users to check how much memory the feature is helping them to save. You can do this by:

  1. Clicking on Settings and More.
  2. Then, select Performance.Enhancing Performance and Speed on Edge using Sleeping Tabs

With these new enhancements on the feature, it will be interesting to see how it helps improves a PC’s overall performance when using Microsoft Edge, especially when using multiple tabs simultaneously.