The Task Manager will soon include a dedicated Edge section

Teodor Nechita
by Teodor Nechita
Software Managing Editor
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  • Performance is one of the things that really matter, so Microsoft is also paying a closer look at it.
  • Microsoft announced an integration with Task Manager that brings useful improvements.
  • The Task Manager will now allow users to see a detailed view of Microsoft Edge processes.
  • The feature is available only for Insiders and will be available after the Sun Valley update.
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For anyone using Task Manager, a list of the web browser-related processors can be easily seen in the Performance tab which offers an overall view of what may cause any performance issues.

This is not something new as other modern browsers, such as Google Chrome, the multi-process platform architecture is present. The only downside of it is an increased number of processes.

For better security and reliability, these processes are being split and isolated which will ensure that if an extension tab crashes for example, then the other features will continue to work.

Microsoft Edge exclusive feature

Suffice to say that this is a great thing and not only for increased performance but the multi-process architecture also ensures that the browser is secure from external attacks.

One identified issue however is that for the users it can be difficult to see what are their resources being used and it’s understandable how this can create some frustration.

In the Sun Valley update, Microsoft is actually planning to take care of this aspect and wants to make some improvements.

This means that users will be able to have a better understanding on which process is taking most of your device resources.

As of right now, this feature will be exclusive to Microsoft Edge and there is no information on when it will be available for Chromium browsers.

Windows Insiders that are using the latest Microsoft Edge Canary already have access to this feature and they can start using it.

Have you tried this feature? We would love to hear your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below, so don’t hesitate to leave us a message.

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