Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Rizwan
The latest version of Microsoft Edge for Windows 11 incorporates a new disc caching function for improved overall performance.
The much-anticipated release of Microsoft Edge 102, which brings improved performance, is now accessible to everyone. The Microsoft Edge browser now includes a new disc caching option, which enhances speed while also consuming less storage space.Microsoft has included a new disc cache option in Edge 102 to lower the browser’s storage requirements. Edge compresses device disc caches, although not everyone will see this. According to Microsoft, the compression only works on devices that are eligible for it.
The hardware check guarantees that everyone can benefit from the functionality. Even though Edge is taking up a lot of system resources, Microsoft executives say they genuinely aim to give “the finest performing browser on Windows.”
Disk caching is an interesting concept. If you’re not familiar, Edge and other browsers use the disc cache to retrieve resources from the websites you visit. As an illustration, browsers cache material from a website you visit regularly so that it may be retrieved quickly on your next visit.
Edge doesn’t have to download the content from the page twice, making it easier to return to the same information later. As a rule of thumb, loading resources from the cached memory is frequently faster than downloading them from the Internet.
Windows 11 and Windows 10 and Windows 7/8.1 users must use Edge to take use of the new disc caching capability. Only Linux and Mac users will be able to take advantage of the existing standard caching capability.
If you already have Microsoft Edge 102 installed, you may take use of this new functionality right away. Per Microsoft’s claims
Microsoft Edge 102 is getting an upgrade.
There are likely to be some small changes and enhancements in the future version of Microsoft Edge. Support for basic security upgrades is now enabled by default, which is one of the new features.
Basic security features provide additional security for lesser-known websites, in case you weren’t aware. To make Windows 11’s default browser more secure, Microsoft Edge turns off the Just-in-time compiler (JIT) when the feature is enabled.
According to Microsoft, disabling the Just-in-time compiler (JIT) minimises the risk of security vulnerabilities.
Edge already has this capability, but it is disabled by default. Edge Basic security option will be activated by default in the upcoming version.
Additionally, as the firm works on new multitasking capabilities, the sidebar in Microsoft Edge will receive additional tools and improved performance.