Today, in this blog post, we illustrate ways to enable Tab freeze on Chromium Edge. Microsoft brings a new Tab Freeze attribute for Chromium Edge users that reduces the overall memory usage. Starting afresh tab always occupies a certain space of memory on any web-browser you use. Hence, if you open several tabs, that is certainly going to consume a huge memory thus restricting the smooth performance of the browser at hand.
Of course, there are extensions that may help to reduce the overall memory and speeds up the website interaction like The Great Suspender. However, there is no need to install an outside extension when Edge does comprise a new feature “Tab Freeze”. Users may initiate this feature to freeze the tabs that aren’t interacting. Doing so, it releases the memory that the specific tab holds up after a pre-defined time of 5 minutes. Let’s learn ways to enable Tab freeze to save memory while using more than one tabs.
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Ways to Enable or Disable Tab Freeze on Edge Chromium
Here, we depict the step-wise procedure to either enable or disable Tab Freeze on Edge Chromium-
Step-1: At first, launch Chromium Edge Dev.
Step-2: Next, type the following path in the address bar to invoke the Flags settings-
Step-3: Henceforth, press the down-arrow next to the drop-down menu and select the Enabled option.
Step-4: At last, press the Restart button to confirm the restarting of Edge dev web-browser.
That’s it, from now onward if you ever use a Tab idle for more than 5 minutes in the background; the above feature will freeze its memory on HDD.
To disable the above attribute, all you need is to follow the steps 1 and 2 thereafter choose the “Disabled” option and hit Restart.