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Microsoft Shares Edge Browser Improvement, Have You Used It? Tell Us.

Google Chrome still holds the lion’s share of the market with over a 70 per cent share, and Firefox has been behind until it started acting funny giving room for fast-rising Microsoft’s Edge contender.

Microsoft Shares Edge Browser Improvement, Have You Used It? Tell Us.
Microsoft Shares Edge Browser Improvement, Have You Used It? Tell Us / Photo credit: Beta News

Microsoft Edge browser’s Principal PM Lead Kim Denny has in a new post on its blog listed how the company made the browser faster and more efficient over the past few months. To help users carry out their tasks as quickly as they can.

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The team released Profile-Guided Optimizations (PGOs) in Edge 81 Stable Channel and Link-Time Optimizations (LTOs) in Edge 83 early this year.

PGOs prioritize the most important parts of the code, while LTOs optimize the memory usage. This two techniques, however, improved Edge’s speed by as much as 13 per cent when compared to the older versions, judging from the Speedometer 2.0 benchmark.

The tech company also introduced updates to the browser’s scroll animation and enhanced how scrolling looks on screen, feels and reacts to your touch in general back in April. Denny says those changes make Edge feel smoother and more responsive to action.

That may not be all as the Edge team said they will also work on reducing the amount of memory and CPU power the browser needs. The Windows 10 May 2020 Update, could reduce the browser’s memory usage by up to 27 per cent based on Microsoft internal tests.

Microsoft reduced the size of Edge by half over the past year so it doesn’t take up too much storage on your device. Microsoft’s Edge browser recently overtook struggling Firefox as the most popular Chrome alternative, according to NetMarketshare statistics.

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Google Chrome still holds the lion’s share of the market with over a 70 per cent share, and Firefox has been behind until it started acting funny giving room for fast-rising Microsoft’s Edge contender.


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