touchpad swipe lag on MacOS bug

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There seems to be a bug where after a while of browsing, without quitting the browser, whenever you do the swipe gesture to go back or forth using a touchpad on a mac or magic trackpad, the animation (left/right arrow on the respective side of the screen) will appear on the screen and stay there for 1 second, then it will go as you wish. It normally should be instantaneous. I have submitted several bug reports with diagnostics and videos included from both my intel imac and m1 pro macbook. I know other people have this issue because there is another thread for this but its fallen on deaf ears:


Reducing lag when swiping back on MS Edge on Mac - Microsoft Community


can someine at MSFT ackowledge this at least because this is a bug and can only be solved by restarting the browser. The bug will pop up again after some time without quitting the browser... This bug is on stable and beta as far as i know as i do not use canary.




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i should mention, MSFT replicated the issue themsleves as well:




Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.


I understand your query related to the lag when swiping between pages on Microsoft Edge.


We tried reproducing your query on our lab machines and found the same behaviour as you’re seeing.


I would also appreciate if you could provide feedback and suggestions so that our developing team can look into the suggestions and constantly improve the features. You can Open Microsoft Edge. Click on the Settings & More Ellipsis (…) on the right hand corner and then, select Help & Feedback and select Send Feedback"


This was last april and this hasnt been fixed

best response confirmed by nealdave97 (New Contributor)
Hey there! Just wanted to confirm that I've sent this thread (and others like the one you linked) to the team that works on Mac for review! If you haven't already, make sure you do submit feedback in the browser as well.
thank you. I submitted around 3 reports of this issue :)

@nealdave97 Hey, Neal! Thanks again for raising this here.


We found this to be related to a chromium bug, which was resolved on the 16th of this month. Commenters on the bug state that this is now resolved, however there seems to be other issues open here and here.


Can you tell me if you are still experiencing issues with the swipe lag on macOS? If you are, it's possible you are hitting one of the new issues linked above. I'd love to gather diagnostics from you if you are still seeing the lag. I can get you the exact details to get us a trace going if you are still hitting this, so that the team can dig deep into what is happening here. Thanks in advance, I look forward to your response! :)


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