Oct 22 2020 02:31 PM - last edited on Mar 04 2021 10:11 AM by MissyQ
Starting with Microsoft Edge Build 88, we are releasing a new feature called s to improve the Microsoft Edge browser startup experience. To learn more about it, read the FAQ below.
Note: We are in the process of releasing this feature, so it may be a little while before you see it in your respective channel and build.
Startup boost is available on Windows devices (excluding Windows 10X and servers) with more than 4GB of RAM, or more than 1GB of RAM if the device has a modern disk (modern HDD with Trim and SeekPenalty or SSD), when Microsoft Edge is the default web browser. These criteria were informed by experimentation data from the Canary and Dev channels.
If startup boost is not enabled on your device, you can choose to manually enable it in the browser Settings under edge://settings/system.
These can be both mandatory or recommended group policies. If it is a recommended group policy, IT admins will have the ability to set the default behavior that their users can change later, if they wish.
You can also discuss your experience here on the Microsoft Edge Insider forums and Twitter.
- The Microsoft Edge Product Team
Oct 24 2020 02:05 AM
Oct 24 2020 03:48 PM - edited Oct 24 2020 03:49 PM
This is another brilliant idea,
I have both low and high end systems and can't wait to test this on them and report back findings. (though I hope Edge automatically sends diagnostics)
Oct 26 2020 04:55 AM
Yeah, I've had this for a week or so now, but I've not turned it on.
I use the Sleeping tabs feature and for me I see this as defeating the purpose of Sleeping tabs, which is to save/free up resources. I look at it like one is defeating the other. For me, why would I turn something on that uses and keeps resources and then turn something on that frees resources.
Ok so you want to be able to start your browser faster, but for me I do not see it taking so much time to start edge that it would need this. Edge starts quick enough for me on its own.
Like I said, for me, I see no need for it, but I'm sure lots of others will.
But this is just my 20cents worth.
Oct 26 2020 09:40 AM
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Nov 04 2020 05:21 AM
So just like the other user said and showed with video/gif, I'm also experiencing the white flash.
The Startup boost causes a white flash to appear after launching Edge, for 1 or 2 seconds, before the browser UI is fully loaded.
so even though Edge obviously launches faster, but it doesn't change anything in practice because I still have to wait for the white flash be gone to start using the browser.
p.s when the feedback mini window is open (where I can type in description about my feedback) and start up boost is active, closing and reopening Edge is blazingly fast and without with flash.
so I'm assuming you have to preload some more Edge components for this white flash to be gone.