January 17, 2022
Microsoft’s New Detached Elements Tool Resolves DOM Memory Leaks Improve Edge Browser Performance

Microsoft Built a New End-User Tool for Edge to Make the Web Browser Run Faster

Microsoft’s new Detached Elements tool will help Microsoft Edge users debug memory leaks to speed up slow browsing experiences…

Microsoft has a novel fix for slow internet browsing. The software giant is incrementally rolling out a new feature to speed up users’ web experience. The new tool will help people make the edge portal run faster by performing an under the hood diagnostic check and remedy. Once available, anyone can increase the Edge browser’s performance with just a few simple clicks or taps.

Microsoft’s New Detached Elements Tool Resolves DOM Memory Leaks Improve Edge Browser Performance

Microsoft is trying to solve one of the most persistent and aggravating problems with computing. Here’s the typical scenario. Someone buys a new machine and it dazzles them with a super-fast response. Over time, performance slows gradually but noticeably. This phenomenon is due to two problems: hardware obsolescence and software bloat.

New computers come with state-of-the-art hardware. Software is regularly upgraded, in order to bring new features and enhanced performance. But, the hardware doesn’t change and software updates require more space and consume more resources — this disparity is what largely causes slowdowns.

Fortunately, tweaks in the software can help to significantly speed things up again so hardware replacement isn’t the only solution. That’s where Microsoft’s new technology comes into play. 

Memory leaks occur when an application’s JavaScript code retains more and more objects in memory that it no longer needs instead of releasing them for garbage collection (GC). For this reason, there’s something called React, an open-source JavaScript library for building front-end user interfaces. It maintains a virtualized copy of the DOM (Document Object Model). However, failing to properly unmount components can lead to an application leaking large parts of the virtual DOM.

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