Expect exciting changes in Microsoft Edge this year. There will be some features that will be removed and new advanced features will be added, know more about them.
After switching its browser to the Chromium engine, Microsoft Edge has been steadily releasing its updates and improvements, and there seems to be no slowing down this year, according to Wilson of TechRadar. There’s more to look forward to in the coming months.
At the start of the year 2021, Microsoft Edge is anticipated to roll out more features starting this month. Its Edge 88 version is anticipated to be released within this month. Edge 88 will be the first version of the browser that will no longer support Adobe Flash since Flash Player effectively ended after December 31, 2020.
Adobe officially announced on their website and advised all users of Flash Player to discontinue using and to uninstall. This is to protect their systems from potential problems. Since Adobe will no longer support Flash Player after December 31, 2020, and all content of Flash will be blocked from running beginning January 12, 2021.
As announced on their official website, Adobe strongly advises all users of Flash Player to uninstall so that their systems will be protected. Since Flash Player is no longer supported by Adobe after December 31, 2020, and all content of Flash will be blocked from running beginning January 12, 2021.
Aside from Adobe Flash, the FTP protocol will also be removed. When opening an FTP link, Edge will prompt the user to use FTP client instead.
New features added in Edge
After discussing some removed features, new features can be expected to roll out. PDF options are a new addition to the Edge, with this option one can see PDFs either in one or two-page book view.
Security features are another addition to the Edge. Finally, Edge is adding a feature that has already been enjoyed by the users of Chrome which will give an alert when there is a potential breach of data for the saved passwords.
Other new features bring in a vertical tab option to place the tab bar vertically on the side rather than just at the top of the screen. It is also possible to reset the Microsoft Edge so that syncing data can be done within the browser.
The cutting-edge feature: sleeping tabs
And their cutting-edge new feature is the sleeping tabs which will become a game-changer for Microsoft Edge. Its sleeping tabs feature, which was mentioned first last September 2020, will radically minimize the usage of memory and CPU resources.
Opening several tabs at the same time will eat up much of the computer’s memory that will make the browser run slower and even crash the browser at times. To prevent this from happening, it is advised to close the tabs that are no longer in use. But with Microsoft Edge’s new sleeping tabs feature, background tabs can go to sleep after some time of inactivity. It frees up computer memory and CPU resources that will not compromise the performance of the browser.