Microsoft is bringing Sleeping Tabs to the Edge as a way to reduce the load that existed in previous versions of the Web browser.
The appearance of the tabbed tour is both a blessing and a curse at the same time. As it makes it easier to keep multiple sites open at the same time, it also makes it easier to open multiple sites at the same time. And with each tab increasing memory, tabbed browsing can severely deplete system resources.
To help combat this, Sleeping Tabs are being released which effectively inactivate inactive tabs to reduce resource usage, freeing up memory for other purposes.
If you have ever wondered how effective the function is, now you can find out.
Sure, it's nice to tell you that browser operation saves resources, but have you ever taken the time to check how much RAM is free and how much CPU usage is done when a tab is asleep compared to when it is active? Probably not? you just think this feature works.
But now Microsoft is a little ahead of what is happening. In its latest version Canary of the Edge, if you hover your mouse pointer over a sleeping tab, you will see a pop-up window informing you of the estimated savings. The feature was first spotted by Leo Varela who shared the news on Reddit.
Laptop users may be able to back up the information provided by the pop-up window by simply noticing that their battery life is improved, but if you are not willing to do all of the above, just trust that Microsoft Edge gives you.
But providing this information raises a question. Does Microsoft Edge actually consume other resources when calculating your savings? The answer is undoubtedly "yes", but the impact is so negligible that it's something you have to pay for the extra information provided.
Source of information: techradar.com