How to Enable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge Browser

If you’re using Microsoft Edge and want to boost the performance, then you can enable Sleeping Tabs feature. Last month, Microsoft had released a new update for Edge Browser with a number of new features including new themes, sleeping tabs feature, password manager, along with some improvements. And the Sleeping Tabs feature is one of the most awaited features on the Edge. It reduces memory and CPU usage and enhanced the performance. Here’s the step by step guide by which you can enable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

In case you love to stay open gazillions of tabs on your browser, then Sleeping Tabs feature is for you. As it improves the browsers performance. Microsoft brings Sleeping Tabs feature to its Edge Browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux which improve memory and CPU utilization.

If you’re using Edge on a low-end PC, then the enabling sleeping tabs features let you save a chunk of system resources. Now there’s no need to close any tab, the newer feature put unused tabs to inactive state. According to Microsoft, using this feature typically reduces memory usage by 32% on average.

Although, the feature is already available on the Microsoft Edge for months, users can access it through flags. Now it goes live for everyone, here’s how you can enable sleeping tabs feature on Microsoft Edge on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Enable Sleeping Tabs on Microsoft Edge

Sleeping Tabs feature on Edge browser is available for users running on version 88 or newer. If you’re using the older version, then I recommend you to update the browser to its latest version. Although, you can also enable it on select older versions through flags. Now let’s take a look at the steps.

Note: For this tutorial, we’re using Microsoft Edge v88.0.705.81 on Windows 10.

  1. At first, open Microsoft Edge on your PC.
  2. Now tap on three-dots menu icon available in the top right corner and then click on Settings.
  3. Then, head over to the System section, from the sidebar.
  4. Here you find Save Resources section with Sleeping Tabs feature.
  5. You can enable or disable sleeping tabs feature here.
    How to Enable Sleeping Tabs on Edge
  6. After enabling the feature, it will show a bunch of other features as well, you can choose a specific time after which the unused tab will go to inactive state.
    How to Enable Sleeping Tabs on Edge
  7. There’s one more which, never put these sites to sleep mode, you can use this feature to exclude any specific site from sleeping tabs.
  8. To add any website to never put these sites to sleep mode, click on add button and then type the URL.
    How to Enable Sleeping Tabs on Edge
  9. That’s it.

You can further change the timings in the future as per your needs. Talking about the default timings, then Microsoft sets it to 2 hours, while you can select any value between 5 minutes to 12 hours based on your needs. Luckily, the steps are same on the Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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