After abandoning its old, old Edge browser and switching to Chrome, Microsoft promised to make several changes to the open source platform on Windows 10 to improve the platform. Since Chrome is open source, Microsoft’s changes will in turn help Edge itself and other browsers such as Chrome.
In July, Microsoft found a way to fix Chrome’s annoying notification behavior, where Google’s browser doesn’t open the correct page when Windows 10 Action Center clicks on a notification. Later, Microsoft also found new ways to reduce battery and memory consumption in Google Chrome. Microsoft is now working to improve Chrome’s label retention capabilities to ensure that labels are safely restored in the event of a systemic crash of an application or operating system.
Previously, Chrome allowed the recovery of previous tabs and their sessions when the browser unexpectedly closed or crashed. This feature works well, and most of the time people can easily recover tabs without losing data, but the recovery process is not always reliable, and sometimes when the browser or computer is restarted, people still don’t remember what pages they’ve seen before.
Thankfully, Microsoft is aware of reliability issues. In a piece of code submitted to the code base in September, Microsoft detailed new changes to its Chrome label retention architecture to improve its performance and reliability.
With the new changes, Chromium will be able to store multiple session files instead of just two. Once implemented, this approach can reduce data loss in the event of a browser crash or system restart. In addition, Microsoft believes that this feature can also improve the availability of tab recovery because it will allow tabs to remain longer and store a variable number of files for each session type.
Microsoft also points out that when users accidentally close a session without restoring important tags from previous sessions, their new features will reduce data loss.
It is important to note that tabs in a private incognito browse window cannot use the tab recovery process to preserve or restore features, and these changes apply only to normal windows and tabs.