The latest Microsoft Edge update is a Doozie. It includes a ton of new improvements to its coupon clipping and price comparison tools and, more importantly, a brand new efficiency mode that can intelligently extend your laptop’s battery life.
Now, when Microsoft Edge detects that your laptop’s battery is running low, it is reducing its CPU and memory usage. This will slow down the browser a bit, but it will also reduce power consumption and hopefully extend your laptop’s battery life.
If your laptop has really terrible battery life, I suggest toggling this feature in the Edge settings and leaving it on all the time. Open your Edge settings and go to the “System and Performance” tab to toggle the efficiency mode manually.
In addition to Efficiency Mode, Edge’s built-in password manager now has a Change button that lets you quickly reset compromised passwords. The browser also has a price alert function to inform you when products that are important to you are on sale. However, this function will only be available after several weeks.
Microsoft Edge packs robust data protection controls, cool tab organization functions, and a battery-saving efficiency mode into one fast and lightweight package. It even works with Chrome extensions!
Source: Microsoft via Engadget
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