Usually, on Windows 11, Microsoft Edge extensions and other services can keep the browser running in the background even if the application is closed.
If you use Microsoft Edge with some extensions or websites with the push notification enabled, to improve system performance, you can disable the feature to prevent the browser from staying active in the background after you close it.
It may not be an issue but sometimes it could cause problems for some laptops and low-end devices as these background processes can increase battery consumption and memory usage. In this guide, we will show you how to stop Microsoft Edge from running in the background on Windows 11.
Here is how to stop Microsoft Edge from running in the background on Windows 11
- Open Start > search for Microsoft Edge > click on the top result to open.
- Click the top-right three-dotted icon > scroll down > click Settings.
- Click on System and performance > turn off the Continue running background apps when Microsoft Edge is closed toggle switch.
Once done, when closing the browser, extensions and other services will also be closed, freeing up resources and improving slight performance and improving battery life.
In case you want to change your mind just toggle on the switch for the feature.
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