How to Turn on or Turn Off Startup Boost in Edge Browser

The new Startup Boost feature in the Edge browser helps it open faster. Here is how you can turn on Startup Boost in the Edge browser.

The new Edge browser is built on the open-source Chromium browser. As such, it is not only fully compatible with modern web technologies and has support for all most all Chrome extensions but it is pretty fast too. For example, you can install Chrome extensions in the Edge browser. When you try to launch the Edge browser, it opens almost immediately. However, under certain circumstances, the browser can take a couple of seconds to open from a cold start.

Now, a two-second delay is not that big of a deal in a vast majority of situations. However, when you are in a hurry or if you are expecting things to go faster, that two-second delay can be excruciating. To deal with those kinds of situations, Microsoft added a new feature to the Edge browser called Startup Boost.

As the name suggests, the Edge Startup Boost feature will boost the overall browser startup time. It does this by starting the Edge browser with Windows and leaving it running in the background. The good thing is, while it is running in the background, it only uses a fraction of the system resources. So, you don’t have to worry about Edge using up all the resources and slowing down the system

In this quick and simple Edge how-to guide, let me show you the steps to turn on Startup Boost in the Edge browser.

Turn on Startup Boost in Edge Browser

To turn on the Startup Boost feature in the Edge browser, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Edge browser.
  2. Click on the “Menu” icon.
  3. Select the “Settings” option.
  4. Select the “System” tab on the sidebar.
  5. Turn on the “Startup Boost” option.

First, open the Edge browser. In Windows, you can open the Edge browser by searching for it in the Start menu. If you have pinned Edge to the taskbar, click on it to open the browser.

After opening the Edge browser. Click on the Menu icon. It is the icon that looks like three horizontal dots on the top right corner.

From the link, click on the “Settings” option. This action will open the Edge Settings page. This is where you will find all the options to configure and manage the browser settings.

Select the “System” tab on the sidebar in the Settings page. On the right panel, turn on the “Startup Boost” option.

With that, you have successfully enabled the Startup Boost feature in the Edge browser.

Turn Off Startup Boost in Edge Browser

  1. Open the Edge browser.
  2. Click on the “Menu” icon.
  3. Select the “Settings” option.
  4. Select the “System” tab on the sidebar.
  5. Turn on the “Startup Boost” option.

With that, you have successfully disabled the Startup Boost feature in the Edge browser.

That is it. I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. Did you know that you can now turn on and use vertical tabs in the Edge browser?

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