Improving your PC performance can get a welcome hand from Microsoft Edge, which is getting a new tool to spot issues that could be slowing down your machine.
The new Performance Detection feature helps browser users identify performance issues caused by common issues, such as running multiple windows or tabs.
These activities can cause your device to slow down, impacting battery life and user experience, but Microsoft says the new tool can put an end to such concerns.
Microsoft Edge Performance Detector
Performance Detector can spot any issues caused by unnecessary tabs or using extensions that may be taking up a lot of bandwidth.
When enabled, the tool can monitor how Edge works and if any issues are detected, it can recommend actions or solutions. This will most likely be through pop-up alerts or notifications, but Microsoft has yet to confirm the exact details.
The feature is currently available to testers on the Microsoft Edge Canary schedule, meaning it should get a wider public launch soon – though there’s no concrete info on this yet.
The tool works alongside the existing Microsoft Edge efficiency mode, which tries to help users conserve battery life by minimizing the amount of power and system resources the browser uses.
This is done by a number of features, including setting background tabs to sleep after five minutes of inactivity, as well as fading sleep tabs to save memory and CPU usage.
Microsoft says enabling efficiency mode will not only help improve battery life on your device, but will also allow whatever version of Windows you’re running to perform more effectively — though it depends on the exact device you’re using. used.
Efficiency mode has also emerged in Windows Task Manager, where users can use it to push the respective application down on the priority list when it comes to allocating system resources, improving performance and battery life.
Via Windows Latest