This brief tutorial how to disable background apps and extensions running in the Microsoft Edge browser.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and provides better web compatibility and performance over the legacy Edge.

The Edge browser is a cross-platform that supports all Windows, macOS and Linux systems. If you are currently using Edge and want to learn how to disable the new feature that allows apps to be running in the background, the steps below should show you how to do this.

By default, Microsoft Edge allows background apps and extensions to continue running in the background even after you close Microsoft Edge. This can slow down the computer in some cases.

In this scenario, background apps and current browsing sessions remain active, including any session cookie.

If you want to free up significant resources on your computer and extend your laptop battery life, then you might want to disable background apps running during Microsoft Edge.


To start disabling background apps and extensions in Edge, follow the steps given below:

Disable running background apps

To disable background apps and extensions, open Microsoft edge And click on the 3 horizontal dots (…) in the top right corner of your screen as shown in the image below.

When the settings page opens, click on system On the left, and click on Continue running background apps when Microsoft Edge is closed Right to disable.

If you want to enable it, make sure it is powered on.

Disable apps running from registry

You can also enable the background apps feature running from the Windows registry.

If you are logged in as an administrator, you can also disable this feature through the Windows registry. To do this, use the steps below:

Using the Windows registry is a way to force all users on the system to disable the feature. There are many ways to do this in Windows, however, using the Windows registry is the easiest and most effective way to do it.

To enable, press Windows key + R On your keyboard to open the run command box. Or use the search function to find the run app.

In the command box, type the commands below and press Enter.


Then the registry opens, navigate to the path below.


From there, right-click Edge Key and choose New> DWORD (32-bit) Value Make a choice REG_DWORD Value if you do not see the current value Background mode enabled The value has already been created.

Name the new DWORD value as


After saving the DWORD above, double click on it to open it. Then enter the value of 0 To enable.

(Delete) = default
0 = Force disabled
1 = Force enabled

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This post showed you how to disable the background apps feature running in Microsoft Edge browser.

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