NIX Solutions: Microsoft Accelerates Edge with WebUI 2.0

Microsoft has introduced a new user interface processing architecture, WebUI 2.0, designed to significantly enhance the speed of the Edge browser. The company showcased the effectiveness of this new architecture compared to competing solutions by using an example from one of the program’s service menus.

Performance Improvements

One of the major changes includes moving Edge’s General Browser Settings service menu, which displays basic information about the program’s performance, to the new WebUI 2.0 architecture. This shift resulted in a 42% speed increase in this menu. Microsoft demonstrated its performance improvements in comparison with React and WebUI with JavaScript. On weaker computers lacking an SSD and with less than 8 GB of RAM, the performance boost reached 76%. Additionally, in build 124, the “Favorites” menu was transferred to the new architecture, resulting in a 40% speed increase. We’ll keep you updated as other Edge features are transitioned to WebUI 2.0, including history, downloads, and wallet pages.

Development and Future Plans

The WebUI 2.0 architecture was developed after Microsoft discovered that many Edge components were built on excessively large code batches, notes NIX Solutions. In WebUI 2.0, the size of these batches has been reduced, and the architecture itself has become more modular. “We now rely on a repository of web components configured to run on modern web engines,” Microsoft explained. This modular approach is expected to facilitate more efficient updates and better performance optimization across various devices.

As Microsoft continues to enhance Edge with WebUI 2.0, users can anticipate more responsive and faster browser experiences. The company’s ongoing efforts to optimize and modernize Edge’s architecture underscore its commitment to providing a superior browsing experience. Stay tuned for further updates as Microsoft rolls out additional features and improvements.