The Microsoft Edge efficiency option extends the battery life of your Laptops

The Microsoft Edge efficiency option extends the battery life of your Laptops

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  • You should also have an easier time updating your passwords, whether in response to a breach or just for caution’s sake. The passwords section in Edge’s settings now lets you easily update passwords for sites with a “change” button. The convenience only works for some sites right now, but Microsoft promised compatibility with more sites in the “coming months.”

  • If you struggle with laptop battery life on a regular basis, Microsoft’s recent Edge update could make all the difference. The business has released a desktop version of Edge with an efficiency mode that reduces CPU and memory usage “substantially,” potentially prolonging battery life at the expense of raw speed. When your battery is low, the feature should activate, but there’s also a settings toggle if you want to take control.

Edge will also add a few shopping features that might help you make smarter choices. An upcoming price alert will let you know if a must-have item is more affordable, while price comparison and history tools are coming to Android users later in November. UK shoppers using Bing can also tap Good On You’s rating system to buy fashion based on social responsibility and sustainability scores.

Battery-saving features aren’t new. Google gave Chrome some longevity-focused improvements last year, for instance. Efficiency mode might give Microsoft a way to stand out, though, and it might be vital if you’d rather not switch browsers (or limit the sites you visit) just to keep using your system for a little while longer.

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