It is not a secret that Microsoft is going all out to make their browser, Microsoft Edge, the best in the business. For that, it is rolling out updates with new features and one of them is Performance Mode (now called Efficiency Mode in Microsoft Edge). However, this feature is in testing mode and is only available in Microsoft Edge Canary, as of now – but will be rolled out to the Stable version soon.
The sole aim of this feature is to optimize your CPU, RAM, and battery to give you a long-lasting battery without compromising on speed. The results look promising but we will have to wait and see how well will this feature age.
Microsoft has already given Edge users a feature called Sleeping Tabs. Sleeping Tabs are meant to release system resources for inactive tabs. However, if you use activate Performance Mode, the timeout for Sleeping Tabs will be locked at 5 minutes.
If you are a laptop user, you should definitely enable Performance Mode as it can help in improving battery life and performance. As for a desktop user, it can be helpful but the difference in performance won’t be as drastic.
Disable or Enable Performance Mode in Edge
To Disable or Enable Performance Mode in Microsoft Edge browser on Windows:
Right-click the Microsoft Edge icon. Select Properties.
If you do not see the desktop icon, search out Microsoft Edge from the Start Menu, go to the File Location, right-click on the icon and click Properties.
Add the following command after a space in the “Target” section and click Apply > Ok
Your Target location will look like the following.
"C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge SxS\Application\msedge.exe" --enable-features=msPerformanceModeToggle
Now, launch Microsoft Edge, click on the three horizontal dots from the right corner of the window and click Settings.
Click System from the left panel, from the “Optimize Performance” section, use the drop-down menu to select Always On of Performace Mode.
This way, you will have enabled Performance Mode in Microsoft Edge.
To disable it, select Always Off of Performance Mode and you will be good to go.
Hopefully, this article has helped you to disable or enable Performance Mode in Microsoft Edge.
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