Is Microsoft Edge slow? A new tool is coming to make it faster

Microsoft Edge Canary has acquired a new “Performance Detector” tool that can detect performance issues and recommend mitigation actions.

The latest Canarian version of Microsoft Edge on Windows has a new tool that can detect performance issues in the browser and recommend mitigation actions. Laggy and sluggish browsers are a huge problem and can often significantly affect productivity. While most browser vendors promise a super-fast experience, the reality is often very different.

Edge is Microsoft’s default web browser in Windows 11, but it was originally rolled out for Windows 10 in 2015 when it replaced the reviled Internet Explorer. In its Chromium avatar, the Edge browser is also available on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, but does not support Vista or earlier editions of Windows. While the browser was originally based on Microsoft’s own EdgeHTML engine, it has since moved to open-source Chromium, making it compatible with extensions from the Chrome web store.


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Called ‘Performance Detector‘, the new feature is currently only available in the Canary version of Microsoft Edge. The tool is designed to detect any issues caused by unnecessary tabs or third-party extensions that can hog system resources, resulting in poor performance. The tool will also recommend actions to fix any performance issues it detects, although how this will happen is unclear. The MS Edge Settings page explains, “When enabled, the browser detects tab performance issues and recommends an action to fix,” according to Latest version of WindowsThe feature is enabled by default, but users can disable it if they wish.

Performance Detector can be easily enabled/disabled

Microsoft Edge

To enable or disable the Performance Detector tool, the latest Canary version of Microsoft Edge will need to be downloaded and installed. Then launch the browser, click on the three-dot menu button in the upper right corner and select ‘System and performance‘ in the left sidebar. Now scroll down a bit to find and toggle the switch next to ‘Performance Detector‘ to enable or disable the feature. Even though the Performance Detector tool is currently available in the canary version of Microsoft Edge, it is not yet known when it will receive a broader release via the stable release.

Apart from Performance Detector, Edge browser also offers another notable tool, “Efficiency Mode”, which helps to extend laptop battery life by minimizing the amount of power and system resources used. by the browser. It does this in a number of ways, including putting background tabs to sleep after a period of inactivity and dismissing sleep tabs to reduce memory and CPU usage. Microsoft claims that the feature not only improves power efficiency but overall helps the PC run better when its Edge browser is in use.

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