Microsoft introduced the original Edge browser in 2015 as part of Windows 10. It was the spiritual successor to the infamous Internet Explorer and aimed to provide users with an improved and easier browsing experience on the Internet. However, the browser was not received as well as Microsoft hoped, which is why the company released a new version of Edge based on Chromium last year. Unlike previous Microsoft browsers, the new Chromium-based Edge browser has proven to be very popular and Microsoft is constantly trying to add new features to the browser. According to a recent report from Ghacks, Microsoft is currently working to improve the performance of Edge for Desktops by introducing a new feature for Sleep Tabs.
The new Sleeping Tabs feature was discovered in Microsoft Edge 87, which is currently available on the Canary Channel. This feature is designed to reduce browser resource consumption by automatically putting background tabs to sleep. To enable this feature, you must first download the latest Canarian version of Microsoft Edge on your system. Next, you need to go to the edge: // flags in the browser to find the following experimental flags.
Once these new flags are enabled, you will need to restart your browser for the changes to take effect. The next time you use the browser, the background tabs will be automatically suspended. As you can see in the attached image, the background tabs that have been put to sleep are a light gray color. The different color scheme helps you differentiate which tabs are on hold and which are not. You can also hover over a tab to see if it is inactive. Edge displays the following tab idle message: “This tab is idle to save resources.”
Click a sleep tab to wake it up and restore it to where you left off. However, it may take some time to load a bottle. Please note that the Sleeping Tabs feature is currently experimental and Microsoft may make other changes before it is released on the stable channel. We currently don’t have any information on Microsoft’s release schedule. We will update this post as soon as Microsoft Edge 87 is available for the stable channel.