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Microsoft Edge’s Sleeping Tabs feature, which saves resources by putting inactive tabs to sleep is now more efficient than ever, the company said today. Microsoft Edge 100, the latest version of the browser that was released last week added a new condition for putting tabs to sleep.

Beginning in Microsoft Edge 100, we’ve updated sleeping tabs to enable pages that are sharing a browsing instance with another page to now go to sleep. With this change, 8% more tabs on average will sleep, saving you even more resources! On average, each sleeping tab saves 85% of memory and 99% CPU for Microsoft Edge,” the Edge team explained.

In Microsoft Edge 100, Microsoft also added a new Performance menu where users can see how much memory they’re saving by enabling Sleeping Tabs. This Performance menu is accessible by clicking on the ellipsis button on the top right corner of the browser, and it can also be pinned to the Edge toolbar. 

“We’re continuously improving performance and efficiency features like sleeping tabs based on your feedback,” the Edge team said today. In addition to Sleeping Tabs, Microsoft Edge also recently added an Efficiency mode that can help to extend battery life by saving computer resources. If you’re on a laptop, you can configure this Efficiency mode to automatically turn on when you’re unplugged or when you’re battery is low.

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