How I Fixed Microsoft Edge Running Slowly and Unresponsive

I’ve been running Microsoft Edge (Chromium) as my primary web browser for a long time. All of a sudden it has become painfully slow to respond.

  • Simple webpages just get stuck trying to load (the spinning in the tab header stops spinning)
  • It takes SECONDS for keystrokes to appear on screen
  • Scrolling is laggy

I tracked the issue down to the profile sync feature in Edge. Simply disabling profile sync INSTANTLY fixed the issue for me and gave me my sanity back, didn’t even need to restart Edge – it was like running on a different machine.

Simple go into Settings

Under the Profiles area click Turn off sync

Hope this returns your browsing to full speed like it did for me.

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