Although sharing the same engine, compared to Chrome, Edge stands out thanks to many optimized features and performance tweaks. To be fair, Microsoft’s browser is more flexible and efficient than Google’s and other competitors’ browsers.
One of Edge’s most notable features is Sleeping Tabs, and the latest Edge update makes Sleeping Tabs even better.
Sleeping Tabs is a feature released by Microsoft in late 2020. It helps reduce resource consumption by limiting the resources of tabs running in the background without closing them. When you return to sleeping tabs, the browser will wake that tab up almost immediately.
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Sleeping Tabs is a great feature to keep Edge in check and not eat up every last bit of RAM. You can personalize Sleeping Tabs by choosing a timeout and creating a list of exceptions. Besides, the Performance section will also give you an overview with detailed information on how much RAM you will save thanks to Sleeping Tabs.