Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.
The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.
When Microsoft Edge isn’t running as expected, you can open the Browser Task Manager to help understand how Microsoft Edge is using the resources on your device and when Microsoft Edge’s resource usage is unusually high so you can get back to what you want to get done.
The Microsoft Edge Browser Task Manager is a realtime monitor that tells you how much memory, CPU, network, and other resources a page is currently using. You can select one or more tabs, processes, and extensions, and click on End process to close them. This can be handy if you needed to close unresponsive tabs, processes, and extensions.
You can use the TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled policy to enable or disable ending processes in the Microsoft Edge Browser task manager for all users. If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can end processes in the Browser Task Manager. If you disable it, users can't end processes, and the End process button is disabled (grayed out) in the Browser Task Manager.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the End Process button in the Browser Task Manager for the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.
You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the End Process button in Browser Task Manager for Microsoft Edge.
EXAMPLE: End process disabled in Browser Task Manager in Microsoft Edge
The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.
(delete) = Default - enable
0 = Disable
Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.
This is the default setting.
Save the .reg file to your desktop.
Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.
When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.
If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.
You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.