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How can I prevent Edge Chromium from consuming too many resources?

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Microsoft unveiled Edge Chromium on January 15. Rich in innovative features, the new version of the browser is quite attractive and very promising. In a previous article, we listed the top 5 things you should do in the browser to get the best experience, but did you know that you can also lighten Edge’s load on your machine’s resources? This is a feature called “Tab Freeze”.

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What’s the Tab Freezing for?

Tab Freezing is a hidden feature of Edge Chromium, which literally means freezing the tabs. It consists in reducing the browser’s RAM consumption by disabling secondary tabs that have been inactive for at least 5 minutes.

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This is a perfect option to save valuable system resources that will then be allocated to other tasks or software.

How do I activate Tab Freeze in Edge Chromium?

To enable this feature, go to the advanced settings of the browser. Enter “edge://flags/” without quotes in the address bar.

Then type “Tab Freeze” in the search field.

All you have to do is go to the drop-down menu and click on “Enabled”.

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Finally, note that you can also access the browser’s task manager to manage each tab and display the amount of resources consumed.

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Edge Chromium’s Task Manager can be accessed using the Shift+Escap keyboard shortcut or by going to Menu > Additional Tools.

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