How to Enable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge

Most people love Google Chrome, but there is one big issue, that is it uses a lot of memory and system resources. To handle this situation, Microsoft comes up with an idea to improve memory and CPU utilization of the Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft has developed a feature called sleeping tabs.

Sleeping tabs are those tabs that will release the memory if stayed unattended or idle. The following steps will show you how to enable sleeping tabs in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

Enable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge

Click on the start menu and search for Microsoft Edge Browser.

Copy and paste the following text into the address bar then hit enter.

edge://flags/#edge-sleeping-tab

 

When you paste the prescribed text a page will appear as shown below

Select Enabled in the “Enable Sleeping Tabs”

Your Sleeping Tabs are now enabled, if you want to close the Experiment tab you can close it.

Enabling Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge Browser is an easy task as long as you have an updated Microsoft Edge Browser.

The process of enabling sleeping tabs in Microsoft Edge Browser is very simple, just click on the start menu and search for Microsoft Edge.

Once you open it, copy the text “edge://flags/#edge-sleeping-tab” and paste it into the taskbar of Microsoft Edge.

There will come an Experiment tab as shown above (img3). You can use that tab to Enable sleeping tabs in Microsoft Edge.

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About the Author: Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.