This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Sleeping Tabs in the Microsoft Edge browser. The feature has been designed to improve battery life and overall performance. Once you enable the feature, it will help you to save the resources by putting the background tab into sleep mode. You can also specify the time after which Edge tabs should be put to Sleep or exclude tabs of some websites.
Automatically suspend tabs in Microsoft Edge
The Sleeping Tabs feature is enabled by default but you can disable it manually using a hidden experimental flag. It is available in the latest Edge for Windows and macOS.
Enable Sleeping tabs in Edge browser
To enable or disable Sleeping tabs in Microsoft Edge, follow these steps:
- Launch Edge browser
- Navigate to
- Toggle the switch against Save resources with sleeping tabs to On or Off as required.
- Restart Edge.
Lets us see this in a bit more detail.
Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
Then go to the top-right corner of the page and hit Settings and more (three-dotted line) button.
Select Settings > System.
Now move to the right side and go to the Save resources section.
Next to the Save resources with sleeping tabs, click on the toggle button to turn it on/off.
Restart the browser and you’re done.
Specify the time after which Edge tabs should be put to Sleep
You can also specify the time after which the tabs should be put to Sleep.
You need to click on the drop-down against Put inactive tabs to sleep after the specified amount of time and set the desired time.
Besides this, if you don’t want to put some sites into sleep mode, then you can prevent them.
Don’t put these sites’ Edge tabs to sleep
Go to the Save resources section. Then add the site name under Never put these sites to sleep.
Let us know how you like this feature.
TIP: You can disable Fade Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge.
Disable Edge Sleeping tabs completely
To completely disable this feature, you may need to make use of this Edge Flag.
First of all, open the Microsoft Edge browser.
Go to the address bar, copy & paste the below text-line, and hit Enter.
In the below section, you will see a highlighted flag entitled Enable Sleeping Tabs.
On the right of this flag, click on the drop-down menu and switch it to Disabled.
Similarly, go to the address bar and disable the followings flags one by one:
Then click on the Restart button. This will take effect on the changes when you restart the browser.