After Edge Browser embraced the Chromium platform, Microsoft stepped up its contribution to the platform and worked with Google to fix and address many issues, including power consumption, accessibility tools, and developer tools. Now, Microsoft has moved to improve Chrome’s performance on Windows 10 systems.
Based on the latest BUG tracking post, Microsoft notes that Google Chrome runs a piece of code to confirm that Chrome.exe is fixed to the taskbar. This code check takes place 45 seconds after Chrome’s launch and consumes 300ms of CPU.
This consumption is not obvious for most configurations, but Microsoft’s Eric Lawrence believes that fixing minor issues can ultimately improve browser performance. “Before this change, you need to create a separate utility, enumerate shortcuts in the shortcut folder, and enumerate all shell verbs on the shortcut to see if Unpin from taskbar is included,” Microsoft said. “
Microsoft added that this extra step is unnecessary because it should be enough as long as there are shortcuts in the taskbar directory. Microsoft’s fix will remove the code that enumerates the shell verb and runs the code in the browser process instead of a separate utility process.