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Microsoft Edge Browser: Ein Tab im Ruhezustand gibt im Schnitt 39 MB RAM frei

Microsoft Edge browser: one tab in idle state frees 39 MB of RAM on average

In the last 28 days, Microsoft has tested more than 6 billion user tabs in an inactive state in the Edge browser. A total of around 274 petabytes of RAM could be saved, which corresponds to an average of around 39 megabytes per tab. The evaluation has already been published.

Hibernate tabs save RAM

I like the Microsoft Edge development team via their official Twitter account @MSEdgeDev has announced, statistics were collected over the last 28 days on how many tabs users hibernate and how much RAM was saved in the process.

The feature introduced in September 2020, which deals with System und Leistung → Leistung optimieren can be activated, it gives the user the option to move inactive tabs to the resource-saving inactive state after a pre-defined period of time.

Along with efficiency mode, tabs should save resources in idle mode and improve battery life of mobile systems. These features were activated for end users in May 2021 with Microsoft Edge 91 in the stable version.

In addition to evaluating the statistics collected, Microsoft Edge developers also published an overview of their latest development tools for the browser, some of which received a new user interface.

The tools cover the areas of Microsoft Edge, WebView2, and Chrome and Progressive Web Apps (PWA) far.

Download at Computer Base

As usual, the latest Microsoft Edge 102 for Windows, macOS, and Linux can be downloaded from the ComputerBase download area directly below this post.

The latest preview builds of the Chromium browser are available on the Beta, Dev, and Canary channels of the Chromium browser. Edge Insider Program ready to download.


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    The successor to the old Microsoft Edge, now based on Chromium for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

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