A while back, Microsoft began rolling out Sleeping Tabs to its browser Edge with the aim of helping users freeze tabs that are open yet not being put into use. In turn, the users get to enjoy better performance and responsiveness while navigating around the web as memory usage is reduced significantly.
Upon releasing Microsoft Edge 105, the company started putting high resource tabs to sleep automatically when the device’s memory is on the verge of hitting its limit. And now, per Microsoft’s findings, up until September 2022, the Sleeping tabs feature has helped put 1.38 billion tabs to sleep.
Unlike most browsers that discard tabs when memory usage is too high and require you to reload them before accessing them, the Sleeping tabs feature in Edge just places a freeze on the tab to help save memory and enhance performance. Therefore, you can go back to the tab and access it without having to reload it, thus promoting efficiency and effectiveness.
According to Microsoft:
Sleeping a tab saves 83% of its memory on average, so sleeping your high resource tabs can relieve memory pressure without slowing down your workflow in Microsoft Edge.
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