Windows 10 Task Manager supports Microsoft Edge process classification

Earlier we mentioned that Microsoft has improved the task manager to bring an Eco mode, through which users can limit the resource usage of certain processes and reduce system power consumption.

In addition to this feature, Microsoft has also made another improvement to the task manager in the Windows 10 Insider Preview version: Task Manager supports Microsoft Edge process classification.

According to Microsoft’s instructions, the operating system development team and the browser team work closely together. Now the task manager can display the process classification information of the Microsoft Edge browser.

This process classification information can help users better understand the occupancy rate of different processes of the browser, and can also judge the resource consumption generated by different pages.

The core processes of the browser include the browser process, the graphics processor core, and the crash panel. The above processes are displayed in the parent process as independent child processes.

The utility process includes the integrated process of the browser utility, the separate process of each extension, the browser-related service process, and other processes.

The web page renderer process includes each page will use a separate process, each process will display the page title, icon, website name for easy identification, etc.

Advertisement nesting processes include sub-frames that are usually used for advertisements, that is, nesting processes, will be displayed using sub-frames, which are distinguished from corresponding web pages.

Although the current classification is very detailed, there are still processes that cannot be listed one by one. These processes will be included in other processes and displayed.

The main purpose of classifying browser processes in detail is to let users understand the resources occupied by Microsoft browsers. This function itself does not have any practical significance.

In terms of practical significance, it may help users identify which web pages take up higher resources.

But please pay special attention, even if you find a high occupancy process in the task manager, do not directly terminate the process, which may cause the browser to crash.

It is unclear whether other Chromium browsers support this similar function. According to Microsoft’s instructions, the detailed process classification may be an exclusive function of Microsoft’s own browser.