In April of this year, Microsoft announced Edge’s performance mode. This helps optimize browser performance while saving battery and hardware resources. Later, the Redmond Giants renamed the feature to “Efficiency Mode” in a recent update. Therefore, if you want to speed up your Windows PC while browsing the web, here’s how to turn on the new efficiency mode in Microsoft Edge.
Use efficiency mode with Microsoft Edge (2021)
Microsoft is currently testing efficiency mode on Edge’s Canary channel. Therefore, the features may not be visible immediately in stable browsers. I used Edge Canary version 93.0.939.0 for this demo on a laptop running Windows 11. Now let’s see how to enable and use efficiency mode (formerly performance mode) in Edge.
What is Microsoft Edge Efficiency Mode?
Efficiency mode is a new feature that helps improve Edge performance. When efficiency mode is enabled, Browsers minimize power usage and extend battery life By reducing the load on CPU and memory resources. Microsoft warns that using efficiency mode can make video playback unsmooth and slow animations.
In addition, when you enable efficiency mode, Microsoft will automatically Inactive tab to sleep after 5 minutes, If you have the Sleep tab enabled in Edge. In particular, Edge respects previous sleep tab trigger times when not in efficiency mode.
Enable efficiency mode in Microsoft Edge
1. Open Edge and Settings page Click the three horizontal dot menus in the upper right corner.
2. Next, “System and performanceThe “” tab in the left sidebar. In the Performance Optimization section, Turn on “efficiency mode” Switch to enable this feature.
Customize Edge efficiency mode
You can customize the efficiency mode and choose to configure it at the start. You can choose from three options. With Edge, you can always turn on efficiency mode and keep it active when your PC is unplugged or your system is unplugged and the battery runs out.
To change the efficiency mode trigger, click the drop-down menu below the toggle and select the setting that suits your use case.
Now every time you customize the efficiency mode[設定]Jumping to can feel like a daunting task. That’s why Microsoft has already incorporated the solution.New to toolbar[パフォーマンス]You can view the tabs to access the efficiency mode settings. Here’s how to do it:
Go to 1. Settings-> Appearance..Scroll down[パフォーマンスボタンを表示]Find and switch it on.
2. Now New heartbeat icon On the toolbar. Click the Performance Button to quickly adjust the efficiency mode settings.
Disable efficiency mode in Microsoft Edge
If you’ve tried efficiency mode and found it to be too aggressive for your workflow, you can always disable it. Follow the steps below.
To disable efficiency mode in Edge, use the three horizontal dot menus in the upper right corner.[設定]Open.Then go to System and Performance-> Efficiency Mode, Disable the toggle.
Try efficiency mode to improve Edge performance
That is, how to use efficiency mode in Edge to improve the performance of your Windows 10 or Windows 11 browser. Also check out our article on how to use sleeping tabs in Microsoft Edge to put inactive tabs to sleep to improve performance. Improvement. For more information on these tips, see the article on the best tips and tricks in Microsoft Edge.