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Microsoft Edge is now the default browser for Windows 10 user. Microsoft is in the process of removing Internet explorer all together in future versions and concentrate on Edge browser.

Edge browser has already proved it is moving the right way. The browser is already faster than its predecessor Internet Explorer. It’s already proven from browser performance tests that Microsoft Edge is the least power consuming of all browsers. Using Microsoft Edge in laptops and handheld device should help you save battery life.

However there is one feature called TCP Fast Open which can speed up Edge browser a little more than it is performing right now.

TCP Fast Open allows the client to start sending data to the server much faster than before because the client no longer waiting for a “full handshake.” This means Edge can save many milliseconds to load the contents. For the TCP Fast Open to work perfectly, the browser and the server on the other side should support it.

Enable TCP Fast Open in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge
  2. Click on the 3 dots on the top right side of screen
  3. Open Settings
  4. Scroll to check the Microsoft Edge version. To enable TCP Fast Open, you should have an Edge version higher than EdgeHTML 14.14361.
  5. Now type about: flags in the address bar
  6. Scroll down till you see Networking Section
  7. Check Enable TCP Fast Open
  8. Restart Microsoft Edge

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As mentioned before, if the browser and server supports TCP Fast Open, you should see an improvement in browser performance.

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About the author: Anup Raman A Tech Enthusiast|Blogger|Tech Trainer with 10+ yrs experience in the field of IT. My expertise are in Operating Systems, mainly Windows and Computer security which comes from my experience, working as Tech Support and Trainer for Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee. Loves blogging about Technical Troubleshooting, discussing latest Gadgets, Games and doing Reviews.

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