Windows 11 offers an Efficiency Mode that lets you optimize the computer for efficient usage. However, intensive gaming or high-level tasks may require you to turn off Efficiency Mode in Windows 11.
- The Efficiency Mode in Windows 11 enhances the system’s lifespan by restricting unnecessary background processes and optimizing software performance.
- You can turn off the Efficiency Mode using the “Task Manager.”
- Turn off the mode if you are experiencing slower performance or app crashes.
How To Turn Off Efficiency Mode In Windows 11?
Deactivating the Efficiency Mode for some apps can improve their speed and performance. We claim this because we also noticed a significant change in the performance when we turned off the efficiency mode.
These are the steps you can use to halt the Efficiency Mode for a process:
- Close any currently open tabs, including the browser or any application.
- Press the “Windows+X” keys on your keyboard to launch the “Task Manager.”
- Find the desired process for which you wish to turn off the Efficiency Mode.
- If the selected process is unavailable, click the “Status” tab on the top panel.
- Now, you will see all the programs currently put under Efficiency Mode.
- Highlight the process > right-click on it > Select “Efficiency Mode” from the mini-menu to uncheck the option.
- This will remove the selected process from this mode.
How To Turn Off Efficiency Mode For Google Chrome And Other Browsers?
Turning off the Efficiency Mode for browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge varies slightly compared to other tasks. Therefore, this section contains two methods you can rely on.
Using Task Manager
Like the above step, the Task Manager menu lets you pull Chrome or other browsers from the Efficiency Mode.
Here are the detailed steps you can use for this process:
- Once again, bring up the “Task Manager” dialog box > Click on the “Status”.
- If the Efficiency Mode is enabled for Google Chrome or another browser, it will appear on the screen.
- Right-click on each sub-process for the browser > unmark the “Efficiency Mode” option.
- Once done, restart the browser.
Using Browser Shortcut
Alternatively, you can use the Chrome or other browser’s Desktop shortcut to turn off efficiency mode in Windows 11. Spdamnit, on Reddit, also suggested this method, which proved effective for other Redditors.
These are the instructions you can follow:
- Go to the desktop > right-click on the browser’s shortcut > Choose “Properties” > Select the “Shortcut” tab.
- In the “Target” box, enter the code “–disable-features=UseEcoQoSForBackgroundProcess” after the given address, “….chrome.exe.”
- Click “Apply” > “OK” > “Continue.”
- Next, open the browser > Type “chrome://version” in the address search bar > execute it.
- Inspect if Chrome is performing comparatively better than before.
Why Should You Turn Off Efficiency Mode?
Using the Efficiency Mode on Windows 11 can;
- Cause slower browsing performance.
- Lead to PC crashes, resulting in loss of data.
- Prevent multitasking on the computer.
- Restrict the user from performing resource-intensive tasks like video editing, high-end gaming, and more.
- Temper high-load computing, such as running codes, virtual machines, or rendering.
Open the “Task Manager” and right-click on the desired process. Select “Efficiency Mode” from the drop-down to turn it off. Turning off Efficiency Mode can reduce the battery’s longevity by promoting higher CPU usage. Yes, turning off the Efficiency Mode will not harm your computer or its performance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Open the “Task Manager” and right-click on the desired process. Select “Efficiency Mode” from the drop-down to turn it off.
Turning off Efficiency Mode can reduce the battery’s longevity by promoting higher CPU usage.
Yes, turning off the Efficiency Mode will not harm your computer or its performance.
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