Browser Wars Heat Up With Microsoft Edge Boosting Speeds, think again if you thought the browser wars were over. Microsoft has recently made some startling improvements to its Edge browser, which gave it an impressive 41 percent speed boost. That suddenly puts it in the running for the fastest, if not the best, and most robust browser in the game. The speed boost is but the latest in a string of innovations that has consistently improved the Redmond giant’s latest browser offering.
Earlier this year, Microsoft Edge gave support for sleeping tabs, which increase overall system performance by minimizing the CPU usage of tabs you’re not currently browsing.
Late last year, we got our first look at Microsoft Edge’s “Vertical Tab” arrangement allowing you to move your open tabs from the top to a configuration of running down the left side of your browser window. You can customize and configure the browser depending on how you use it. You can even switch between the two tab layouts at the touch of a button.
Later this month, yet another improvement will be rolling out with Microsoft Edge Browser. It will allow you to drag links from any open tab in the standard layout to the vertical layout and vice versa.
Browser Wars Heat Up
Then there’s the increase in speed itself, dubbing the Microsoft Edge a ‘Startup Boost.’ It automatically maximizes your device performance by reducing the amount of time it takes to open the browser after a reboot or after closing then reopening the browser.
We’re not sure why anyone would, but if you find yourself not liking the impressive boost in speed of Microsoft Edge Browser, you can even turn it off by accessing the settings menu and turning the new feature off.
Apple and Google will undoubtedly work to match Microsoft’s latest moves, but it gives the Microsoft Edge browser a compelling advantage in the short run. Kudos to Microsoft for pushing browser performance of the Edge Browser to new heights!