Sport background processes: Microsoft accelerates the start of its Edge browser

14:10  27 october  2020
14:10  27 october  2020 Source:   zdnet.de

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If you don't use Microsoft Edge (legacy), you should disable its startup processes to avoid wasting system resources as you sign in to Windows 10. If you're running Windows 10 Pro, the easiest way to prevent Microsoft Edge from starting processes during startup is using the Local Group Policy Editor.

Microsoft claims that the processes initiated through Startup Boost are low-priority processes and won’t impact the overall functioning of the system. This is the same path you use to enable and disable the hardware acceleration . When you do this, the browser will launch in the background

Microsoft Edge (Bild: Microsoft) © DEFAULT_CREDIT Microsoft Edge (Image: Microsoft) Windows 10 loads the core processes of the browser when the operating system starts. They are given a low priority in order to save memory resources. The feature can be switched on and off in the browser or via group policy.

Microsoft is testing a new function for Windows 10 , which should shorten the start time of the Chromium-based browser Edge . Start-up Boost loads Edge's core processes in the background as the operating system boots. This should make Edge ready to use faster, regardless of whether started from the taskbar or desktop or via a link in another application such as Word.

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Microsoft Edge pre-launches as a background process during Windows startup when the system is idle waiting to be launched by the user. Allow Microsoft Edge to load the Start and New Tab page at Windows startup and each time Microsoft Edge is closed.

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If Edge is not open, Windows should execute the Edge processes required for it with a low priority. The developers want to ensure that Start-up Boost only has a minimal impact on the memory resources of a system.

In the latest build of Edge - version 88 - the function is optional. Users can activate or deactivate them themselves. Control is also possible via a group policy.

The final version should be available to all devices with Windows 10. However, the company reserves the right to remove Start-up Boost from devices on which the function does not have the desired positive effects . The function can be switched on or off in the Edge settings under "System".

"We are in the process of implementing this feature, so it may be a while before you see it in your respective channel and build," Microsoft announced.

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