As per the company’s product roadmap, Microsoft Edge’s startup
boost feature is now generally available for everyone running
the latest version of Windows 10. As the name suggests, this
feature will improve the load time of Microsoft Edge by up to
Microsoft Edge startup boost launches certain browser processes
when a Windows 10 device is powered on. In other words,
Microsoft Edge processes will be running in the background even
before you try to launch the browser. As a result, you’ll
notice a sharp decrease in Edge’s load time.
It’s worth noting that this feature was originally introduced
with the Edge 88 update and it’s already available for some
users. Later this month, Microsoft is planning to enable it for
everyone after the company observed a 41% performance
Initial tests show that Microsoft Edge startup times will by
29% – 41% faster, depending on the configuration of your
Windows 10 device.
Startup boost will be enabled automatically, which is good for
those who use the browser regularly. However, if you don’t use
Edge frequently, you might want to turn off the feature and
turn off Edge background processes by following these steps:
- Open Microsoft Edge > Menu > Settings.
- Click on ‘System’.
- Turn on/off “Save resources with sleeping tabs”.
- Restart the browser.
It’s also worth noting that Microsoft is still evaluating the
data and it may remove devices that do not see expected
Vertical tabs layout is now generally available in Microsoft
It has been more than six months since Microsoft announced the
vertical tabs layout and the company has been a little quiet on
this front since. Today, Microsoft Edge update is rolling out
with vertical tabs, which makes it easier for users to manage
tabs simultaneously on the left side of the browser.
Unlike the traditional tabs layout, vertical tabs will not
shink the tab labels (website name) and it will also support
In addition to these changes,
Microsoft is also working on a new ‘Shared Links’
experience, which is designed to save your time and energy
by surfacing copied links on the history page.