Microsoft Will Let You Set How Much Memory Your Browser Uses In Edge

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Anyone on an older laptop or machine knows the pain of browsers eating all the available RAM but that soon will change. On Edge, that is.

Microsoft is working on a feature that will let you set how much memory your browser uses in Edge. I don’t know about you, but for me this is one killer feature, especially since my older relatives insist on having hundreds of tabs open on their ancient laptops. 

It’s one thing to have your browser gobble up 8GB of RAM when you have 32GB, it’s entirely another when your laptop is over 6 years old.

Anyway, Microsoft hasn’t officially announced the RAM limitation in Edge. This is a feature spotted by Leopeva64, who has a good track record and spotting what Microsoft is up to by scrutinizing test builds.

From The Verge:

Leopeva64, who is one of the best at finding new Edge features, has spotted a new settings section in test builds of the browser that includes a slider so you can limit how much RAM Edge gets access to. The RAM slider appears to be targeted toward PC gamers, as there is a setting in Canary versions of Edge that lets you limit the amount of RAM when you’re playing a PC game or all of the time. While the slider lets you pick between just 1GB and 16GB on a system with 16GB of RAM, Microsoft warns that “setting a low limit may impact browser speed.”

You don’t have to be a gamer to appreciate this one, and hopefully Microsoft will launch it sooner rather than later. As much as I’m not a fan of Microsoft  because my Teams status won’t stay green, I do love the company for Edge. This browser is lightweight, fast,  offers easy access to Microsoft Copilot… basically it’s a great alternative to Google.

Also read: How To Know If A Microsoft Teams Meeting is Being Recorded

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