As per the company’s product roadmap, Microsoft Edge’s startup feature is now available to anyone using the latest version of Windows 10. As the name suggests, this feature will improve the load time of Microsoft Edge up to 41%.
Microsoft Edge startup boost initiates certain browser processes when a Windows 10 device is powered on. In other words, Microsoft Edge processes will be running in the background even before you try to launch the browser. As a result, you will notice a sharp decrease in Edge loading time.
It should be noted that this feature was originally introduced with the Edge 88 update and is already available to some users. Later this month, Microsoft plans to enable it for everyone after the company saw a 41% performance improvement.
Initial testing shows Microsoft Edge startup times will be 29% to 41% faster, depending on how your Windows 10 device is configured.
The startup start will be enabled automatically, which is good for those who regularly use the browser. However, if you don’t use Edge frequently, you might want to turn off the feature and disable Edge background processes by doing the following:
- Open Microsoft Edge> Menu> Settings.
- Click on “System”.
- Activate / deactivate “Save resources with tabs in standby”.
- Restart the browser.
It’s also worth noting that Microsoft is still evaluating data and may remove devices that don’t see the expected positive impact.
Vertical tab layout is now generally available in Microsoft Edge
It’s been over six months since Microsoft announced the vertical tab layout and the company has been a little quiet on that front since. Today, Microsoft’s Edge update rolls out with vertical tabs, making it easier for users to manage tabs simultaneously on the left side of the browser.
Unlike the traditional tab layout, vertical tabs will not shrink tab labels (website name) and will also support drag and drop.
In addition to these changes, Microsoft is also working on a new “shared links” experience, designed to save your time and energy by showing copied links on the history page.