Microsoft has been working on a new “tab restore” feature for the open source Chromium platform that will improve the performance of Edge and Chrome. In a new design document, Microsoft has finally detailed how it plans to improve browser tab retention and improve your experience.
It is normal for users to accidentally close their browser and lose open tabs. This includes our browsing sessions.
Google Chrome has a tab retention feature to restore lost tabs. Allow users to resume their browsing session, but this feature is far from perfect.
Microsoft offers a new feature for Chromium
Google Chrome currently ships with “Snapshotting Command Storage Manager”. This function uses “current session” and “last session” logic to detect when a new session is created. Determine when the previous session becomes the last session.
When a new session is created, Google Chrome deletes all other files, such as the last previous session, from the disk and the data is lost. This affects the retention and restore function of tabs in the browser.
Microsoft is offering a new feature for Chrome and Edge. Which will use a new current session and a stored session architecture. Unlike the current architecture, the Stored Sessions feature is designed to calculate and use a varying number of session files. Including sessions kept in storage for tab restore services.
“The user experience of each restaurant service is different. Where the restore session command is used to restore the most recent session. And tab restore can be useful for restoring individual tabs and windows from multiple previous sessions, ”Microsoft said.
Although Microsoft is not aware of any security issues, the company claims that this work may affect the performance of read operations for stored files.
This is because Microsoft’s proposal is designed to increase session files to restore tabs and there is a potential impact on increasing reading times.
The tech giant has already started making changes to the ability to restore tabs in the Chromium repository and users could see those improvements benefit Edge and Chrome later this year.