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Microsoft Edge Introduces New Colorful Themes, Sleeping Tabs Feature, and Password Manager

Microsoft is introducing new colorful themes for its Edge browser soon. This week the company plans to update icons and a new sleeping tabs feature will help improve the browser and the overall PC performance. The browser is getting new themes available from the Edge add-on site, to celebrate a year of the Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge,

Themes offer simple colors all the way to Halo, Forza Horizon themes, and Microsoft Flight Simulator. The new themes will offer colors on tabs, new tab pages, address bar, and other parts of the Edge browser.

Lots of new Edge features are arriving this month. Microsoft can also be updating the icons used all throughout Edge to match the company’s Fluent Design System. Liat Ben-Zur, a Microsoft executive working on the company’s Modern Life initiative explains, “In our latest release you’ll notice subtle updates in Microsoft Edge icons that are softer in appearance. This is the just beginning of our design journey and we are already imagining how to bring the Fluent Design System across all our products. We are eager to share more of our vision with users in the near future.”

Microsoft is adding in some useful features, too like a new sleeping tabs feature that is rolling out now, which aims at improving the browser’s performance. Edge will now start automatically releasing system resources for inactive tabs when users have a number of tabs open, which will help all new tabs run better or stop the browser from controlling memory and CPU resources in the background.

Microsoft is also planning to roll out its new password manager features. Edge will automatically suggest a secure and complex password when users sign up on a new website or attempt to change an existing password. Edge will also be getting a new password monitor feature that will alert users and provide them with a warning in case their password has leaked online.

Edge history and tab sync feature are finally rolling all the users this week. These features have been already been rolling out to a number of countries earlier this month, allowing the Edge users to finally sync their full web history and active tabs across multiple devices including iOS and Android.

 

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