Why it matters: Variable refresh rate (VRR) is primarily known for maintaining a smooth picture in video games by adapting the refresh rate to the frames per second of the game, but other applications have emerged. Microsoft is now testing it in its web browser.
A few days ago, Reddit user Leopeva64-2 discovered an experimental feature in Microsoft Edge Canary that makes scrolling smoother by increasing the page refresh rate only when scrolling. It basically brings VRR functionality to the browser. Of course, it requires a display that supports VRR, AMD FreeSync, or Nvidia G-Sync. , note. It is stable enough for developer, beta or public versions. Canary users can see the enhanced scrolling feature by typing edge://flags in the address bar and finding "Increase page refresh rate while scrolling" in the list of available testing features. p>
Enabled This feature is only on the go to keep the battery charging slowly. Many of the latest smartphones, tablets, and laptops now do so on a device-level basis, including Windows 11 laptops. Edge Canary is updated almost daily, with weekly programming And weekly beta approx. If Microsoft decides to keep the upgrade rate feature, it may appear in beta January 11 or February 3. The likely stable release will be released on February 3 and March 3, respectively. p>