Microsoft has officially launched “Sleeping Tabs” feature in its web browser – Microsoft Edge. The feature has been designed to enhance memory and CPU usage of the browser. The functionality frees up resources for active tabs that substantially help in enhancing performance of the active tabs.
Microsoft claims that using sleeping tabs typically reduces average memory usage by 32%. This feature also increases the battery life since a sleeping tab consumes 37% less CPU than an active tab.
Users have an option to turn off sleeping tabs or change the time before the tabs sleep by using settings option in Edge.