Microsoft Edge Will Soon Let You Control the Amount of RAM It Consumes

Microsoft Edge

Low use of memory and browsers don’t go along together. At least, when you think about Chrome, it’s hard to say that you will be left with a decent amount of RAM while using the browser. Well, Microsoft Edge, which is built on Chromium, is getting ready to offer more control to the users.

Microsoft is working on a feature that will let Edge browser users limit their RAM consumption. The feature already exists in the test builds. It comes as a slide that enables you to set the amount of memory the browser can use.

PC Gamers Will Hugely Benefit from the Memory Limiting Feature of Microsoft Edge

While everyone can take advantage of the memory-limiting feature, Microsoft seems to have designed it for gamers. There’s a specific setting in the Canary versions that lets you limit the RAM usage while you’re playing a game. In case you’re wondering, you can use the slider to limit Edge to just 1 GB of RAM.

But if you put the slider on 1 GB, you will get a warning. It says, “Setting a low limit may impact browser speed.” And that’s something that you should definitely keep in mind. After all, you can’t expect a Chromium-based browser to handle multiple tabs with such little memory. But it’s nice to see that Microsoft Edge includes the option.

Microsoft Edge

That said, it’s not clear when Microsoft Edge stable builds will start to come with the feature. But it’s available on the Canary versions of the browser right now. If you have one of them installed, you can find the RAM slide in the essentials section. This section also has power efficiency mode, another handy feature of the browser.

All in all, with this feature, Microsoft Edge is going one step ahead in making itself an efficient browser. We just need to see how the feature works in the stable versions.

Disclaimer: We may be compensated by some of the companies whose products we talk about, but our articles and reviews are always our honest opinions. For more details, you can check out our editorial guidelines and learn about how we use affiliate links.

Source/VIA :
Previous Behind the Sleek Design: Unveiling Ulefone Note 17 Pro's Factory Tour
Next Android 15: Unlocking the Power of Desktop Mode