7 Secret Tweaks to speed up Lazy edge browser in windows 10

Did you experience Microsoft edge very slow to respond or edge browser not responding to clicks? Browser Became Unresponsive at startup or take more than 2sec to load a web page? Here 7 Secret Tweaks to speed up edge browser in windows 10. And fix problems like Microsoft Edge not working, Microsoft Edge not responding, Edge Browser Not opening or crashes at startup, edge closes right after opening etc.

Speed up edge browser in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge, and Windows 10 Default web browser come with lots of improvements to compete with Chrome and Firefox and replace previous Internet Explorer. It starts under 2 seconds, loads web pages faster, and most important its low on system resources as well. And with regular Windows 10 Updates Edge includes a lot of new functionality.

But, some users reported that the Edge browser not running like what they expect, Especially After recent Windows 10 upgrade Browser Running very slow. There is various reason that causes this problem Edge App dataBase Corrupted ( while upgrade process ) virus infection, unnecessary edge extinctions, Large amount of cache & browser history, Corrupted system file etc. Whatever the reason Here apply tweaks below to speed up Edge Browser and fix various problems on Windows 10.

Cleanup Cache, Cookie and Browser History

Most of the times excessive cookies and cache can reduce the web browser’s performance. So first clear the Browser cache cookies and history, To do this Open Edge browser, click More actions icon ( … ) showing as 3 dots on the uppermost right corner of the browser. Click Settings ->Choose what to clear button at the bottom -> Then Mark everything you want to clear and at last click on the Clear button. Also, you can Run Third-party Application like Ccleaner To do the job with one click. After that close And Restart Edge browser. Now, You should experience performance improvement on edge Browser.

Enable TCP Fast Open

TCP Fast Open is an extension of the TCP protocol. In simple terms, TCP is a web standard that lets apps on your machine establish and maintain a network connection. It ensures the bytes exchanged are reliable and error-free.

TCP Fast Open speeds up a TCP connection by using a cryptographic cookie to enable data exchange during TCP’s initial handshake. It cuts out the original delay. As long as both the client and the web server support TCP Fast Open, you will see web pages load up to 10 to 40 percent faster.

To Enable TCP Fast open option Launch the Edge browser, Inside the URL field, type inabout:flags and press Enter. This will open Developer settings and Experimental features. Next, underneath Experimental features, scroll down until you come to the heading, Networking. There, checkmark Enable TCP Fast Open option. Now Close and restart the Edge browser.

Enable TCP Fast open

Set Edge Browser to Open With a Blank Page

You may notice when you open Edge browser it loads MSN webpage that contains lots graphic images, the slideshow which makes Edge browser little slower and unresponsive at startup. Here how to recover and reduce this time.

Start Edge browser and click More (. . .) button and click Settings. Here Inside the Settings pane, click the drop-down of Open Microsoft Edge with and choose New tab page. And click the drop-down corresponding to the setting Open new tabs with. There, select the option A blank page As Shown Bellow image. That’s all Close and restart the Edge browser and it will start with a blank page. Which improves the edge browser startup load time.

Set Edge Browser to Open With a Blank Page

Disable/Remove Edge extensions

Browser Extensions also affect browser performance, If you have installed Number of Browser Extensions. We recommend to Disable them and check There is an improvement in browser performance.

To do this open edge browser and click on three dots icon (…) located just below the close button and then select Extensions. This will list all installed Edge Browser extensions. Click on the name of an extension to see its settings, Click the Turn off the option to turn off the extension. Or click on Uninstall button to completely remove the Edge browser extension.

Disable Remove Edge extensions

Set New Location For Temporary Files

Open Internet Explorer (Not Edge) Click on the Gear icon and select Internet Options. Now On the General tab, under Browsing History, go to Settings. Then On the Temporary Internet Files tab, click on Move folder. Here Choose the new location for “Temporary Internet Files” folder (like C:\Users\yourname) Then set the Disk Space to use 1024MB and click OK

Set the New Location For Temporary Files

Reset Edge Browser to Default

With Windows 10 creators update Microsoft Added option, you can Repair or Reset any inbuild apps to its default setup which fix most problems that causing Edge running slow. And improve edge browse performance.

To do this First Close The Edge Browser, If it’s running. Then Open Settings app Navigate to Apps > Apps & features, Click on Microsoft Edge you will see the Advanced options link, Click On it.

A new window will open, Here Click the Repair button to repair the Edge browser. That’s it! Now restart Windows and open Edge browser check running smoothly. If not then use the Reset Edge Browser option which reset Edge browser its default settings and makes the Edge browser fast again.

Completely Reset Microsoft Edge Browser

Still, you think Edge browser running slow, became unresponsive, not responding to clicks then the most affordable solution, completely Reset the Microsoft Edge browser by following steps below.

Close Edge browser ( if its running ) then navigate to  C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Packages.

(Here replace your username with your own account name)

Then the folder named Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe, Right click on it and delete.

Now right click on Windows 10 Start menu select Powershell ( Admin ). Then perform the command below to reinstall/re-register edge web browser.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}

Completely Reset Microsoft Edge Browser

After that close PowerShell, and restart Windows, Now check Edge browser working properly, And its running much faster compared to the previous one.

Other Quick Ways to fix problems and Speed up Edge browser

SFC and DISM command: As discussed before sometimes corrupted system files cause different problems. We recommend to Run SFC utility which scans and restores missing system files. Also if SFC Scan Results found some corrupted files but unable to repair them then run DISM command to repair the System image and enable SFC to do its job. After that Restart Windows and check Edge browser Related problems resolved.

Some antivirus and even Windows 10’s built-in firewall software might not play nice with Microsoft Edge. Temporarily disabling both just to see how Edge behaves might help to isolate and find the root cause of your browser’s performance.

Create a New User Account:  Open the command prompt as an administrative privilege. Then type the command net user [username] [password] /add and press enter. Now log off from the current user account and login with the newly created user account.

Also, Try to Disable Proxy Settings from Start > Settings > Network & Internet > Proxy. Toggle off  “Automatically detect settings and Use a proxy server.” Scroll down, click Save then restart your computer.

That’s all These are the settings and tweaks you have apply to Speed up Edge Browser in Windows 10. Now After applying these tweaks simply restart Windows PC. And open your blazing Fast Edge Browser. I am sure you feel speed improvement on Edge browser compared to the previous one. Have any query, or suggestions about this post feel free to discuss on the comments below.

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