Microsoft is working to improve the speed of the Edge browser
Microsoft is working to improve the speed of the Edge browser

Microsoft is preparing to release Chromium-based Edge browser version 91 this week. In addition to its "Hibernation" tab, the boost start function is also activated.

Microsoft announced the Startup Boost feature in October 2020 and introduced it in version 89 of the Edge browser. However, the job was suspended in March to address the issue.

At this week's Build 2021 developer conference, the company said: It will ship Startup Boost with version 91 of the Edge browser later this week.

This coincided with the shutdown of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 10. Companies are advised to use Edge's IE mode for legacy apps.

To start Edge faster, the Startup Enhancement feature runs some basic processes in the background and doesn't add any other resources when the Edge window opens.

Microsoft's internal testing shows that Edge has reduced startup time from 29% to 41%, and faster performance will hopefully make it the preferred browser among Windows devices.

Another feature of Edge is its Sleeping Tabs, which is expected to save laptop space and battery life and was first released in September.

Microsoft is making improvements before the product is available to all users. The company said Sleep Tabs can now fill 82% of your storage needs.

When the poster is in the background on a Windows PC, some benefits are obtained by putting the screens to sleep.

For developers, Microsoft has made advances in WebView2. WebView2 was released to the public and is now included in the WinUI 3-2 components that Project Reunion has long used to standardize in developing Win32 and UWP applications.

WebView 2 is a control based on the Microsoft Edge rendering engine that is used to display web content through portions of the native application.

WebView 2 is designed to help developers create hybrid applications that are similar to native applications that can access resources (such as the Windows file system).

Microsoft has also shown its influence over Chromium, the open source project behind all Chromium-based browsers, and the software giant has now accepted 5,300 pledges.

It's worth noting that Google Chrome, which shares several core technologies with Edge, also has tools to reduce resource usage, including what Google calls "tab freeze."

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