04-08-2020 04:41 AM
04-08-2020 04:41 AM
I compared the current Edge canary Version 83.0.478.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit)
with the results of a previous version:
Edge now scores 473
I haven't disabled any flags, I'm using the same flags that I have always enabled, there are of course more flags enabled right now than there were before but nothing disabled by me.
the score has been that low in the past 2 weeks, so you can say since the past 5-6 canary builds.
04-08-2020 05:57 AM
04-08-2020 07:36 AM
04-08-2020 08:02 AM
Canary builds are to test and introduce bugs and experiment the features
and they are not obligated to explain the changes :)
i'm glad it's finally downwarded your expectations
That's only your opinion which is not true. Edge team have been very nice so far answering to users issues.
you're glad what? my expectations are intact don't worry.
04-08-2020 08:07 AM - edited 04-08-2020 08:08 AM
Interestingly, for me the base score (default canary with no flags) is 528, way higher than 473.
I temporary disabled all flags by launching edge with '--no-experiments'
If I leave the flags enabled the score rises to 533.
Thank you, running Edge with that switch improved the score and it got back to 528..
not sure what's going on but here's the list of flags I'm using
If a page hasn't set an explicit referrer policy, setting this flag will reduce the amount of information in the 'referer' header for cross-origin requests. – Mac, Windows#reduced-referrer-granularity
This option enables a post-quantum (i.e. resistent to quantum computers) key exchange algorithm in TLS (CECPQ2). – Mac, Windows#post-quantum-cecpq2
Display entity suggestions using images and an enhanced layout; showing more context and descriptive text about the entity. – Mac, Windows#omnibox-rich-entity-suggestions
Changes the maximum number of autocomplete matches displayed in the Omnibox UI. – Mac, Windows#omnibox-ui-max-autocomplete-matches
Allows users to organize tabs into visually distinct groups, e.g. to separate tabs associated with different tasks. – Mac, Windows#tab-groups
Enable parallel downloading to accelerate download speed. – Mac, Windows#enable-parallel-downloading
Enables a popup containing tab information to be visible when hovering over a tab. This will replace tooltips for tabs. – Mac, Windows#tab-hover-cards
Only display query terms in the omnibox when viewing a search results page. – Mac, Windows#enable-query-in-omnibox
Turn this on to allow themes from external web stores to be installed in Microsoft Edge. – Mac, Windows#edge-allow-store-extension-themes
If enabled, block will appear as an option in media autoplay settings. – Mac, Windows#edge-autoplay-user-setting-block-option
Enables the Edge Crashes UI to be rendered in React – Mac, Windows#edge-crashes-page-react
Drops down browser frame during browser fullscreen. – Windows#edge-enable-shy-ui
Enables upcoming and experimental improvements to Tracking Prevention. – Mac, Windows#edge-experimental-tracking-prevention-features
Enable Grammar Tools feature in Reading View – Mac, Windows#edge-reading-view-grammar-tools
Enable Picture Dictionary feature in Immersive Reader – Mac, Windows#edge-reading-view-picture-dictionary
Enable Reading Preferences in Reading View – Mac, Windows#edge-reading-view-reading-preferences
Enables toggle to control whether history and favorites suggestions are shown in the omnibox – Mac, Windows#edge-local-providers-toggle
Adds an entry for "Microsoft Edge Legacy" to the list of browsers from which you can import your data. This allows you to import favorites, passwords, browsing history, and more. To import data from another browser, go to edge://settings/importData – Windows#edge-legacy-import
Enables creation and modification of Text Highlights for PDF. – Mac, Windows#edge-pdf-highlight
Enables user to see selected text from web page in Immersive Reader – Mac, Windows#edge-reading-view-for-selection
Enables right-click UI to share the page's URL via a generated QR Code. – Mac, Windows#sharing-qr-code-generator
Enables the Global Media Controls UI in the toolbar. – Mac, Windows#global-media-controls
Shows Cast sessions in the Global Media Controls UI. Requires #global-media-controls and #cast-media-route-provider to also be enabled. – Mac, Windows#global-media-controls-for-cast
Enables Picture-in-Picture controls in the Global Media Controls UI. Requires #global-media-controls to also be enabled. – Mac, Windows#global-media-controls-picture-in-picture
Show security warnings for sites that use legacy TLS versions (TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1), which are deprecated and will be removed in the future. – Mac, Windows#show-legacy-tls-warnings
Unloads ads that use too many device resources. – Mac, Windows#enable-heavy-ad-intervention
as you can see they are mostly about UI and Edge specific features
04-08-2020 08:21 AM
04-08-2020 08:27 AM
Strange, I have those enabled as well, except a few about Omnibox.
You could find a full list of enabled flags plus command line switches at "edge://gpu".
under the 'Version Information' section in front of 'Command Line'.
Perhaps something else has been causing it.
so I did a mistake there, at first i thought i ran that switch but i put it accidentally between "default" which is the profile name and Edge created another profile for me and in that profile the score was okay.
however later I tested by using that switch properly but this time the score remained low.
I also tested in InPrivate mode window and the score remained low.
so whatever it is, it's in my Edge profile settings, it's not related to cache/cookies etc.
I'll keep digging
04-08-2020 08:55 AM - edited 04-08-2020 08:56 AM
Between the 2 Edge profiles that generate different scores, contents of "edge://gpu" are the same except for the "Data exported" parameter which is basically the date.
I went over all the settings and they are identical between 2 profiles. I disabled all of the extensions too just to be sure.
there isn't much I can think of at this point.
currently the only difference between the 2 profiles is that one is connected to my Microsoft account and the other one is offline but I don't see how it can disable 9 HTML5 features..
04-08-2020 09:35 AM
04-08-2020 09:43 AM
04-08-2020 11:37 AM
@HotCakeX Hmmm, this is all really interesting... I'm asking the team and will let you know if they have any suggestions. Have you seen any other changes in performance? And which build(s) are being affected?
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge
04-08-2020 12:06 PM - edited 04-08-2020 12:14 PM
Hi, thank you very much that will be great because I'm totally clueless :)
I can't be sure I'm seeing any performance effects, because it's been like that for a while..
currently i'm on Edge Version 83.0.478.1 (Official build) canary (64-bit)
btw I recently reset my Windows using cloud download and I remember before doing that, the problem was still there.
here is the screenshot.
06-13-2020 01:08 PM
@HotCakeX I've found the problem and solution. The site html5.com is categorized as insecure so Edge blocks a lot of features to protect you.
I downloaded an extension to give me https everywhere and this is the new score: