Microsoft is testing a new feature in Windows 10 that’s designed to boost the start-up time of its Chromium-based Edge browser.
Called ‘start-up boost’, the feature works by launching core Microsoft Edge processes in the background when Windows 10 is booted up. This allows Edge to start quicker when launched from the taskbar, desktop, or from hyperlinks within other apps — Word documents, for example.
These browser processes are kept running in the background at low priority when Edge is closed, keeping it in a ready state while having minimal impact on the device’s memory resources.
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Start-up boost will be an optional setting within the latest Microsoft Edge build — Edge 88. Users will be able to enable or disable the feature themselves; administrators can also toggle start-up boost on or off on a group-policy basis.