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Explained: How To Turn Off Efficiency Mode In Windows 11?

In this guide, you will learn how to turn off Efficiency Mode in Windows 11 using the "Task Manager" menu.

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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.

Key Takeaways
  • 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 For Applications?

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:

  1. Open Task Manager: Press the Windows+X keys on your keyboard to launch the Task Manager.
  2. Select Application/Process: Find the desired process for which you wish to turn off the Efficiency Mode.
    List Of Programs For Whom The Efficiency Mode Is Turned On
    Program List (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  3. Uncheck Efficiency Mode: Highlight the process > right-click on it > Select “Efficiency Mode” from the mini-menu to uncheck the option.
    Uncheck Efficiency Mode By Clicking The Mentioned Option
    Efficiency Mode (Image By Tech4Gamers)
Tip: The “Green Leaf” symbol in front of any program indicates that Efficiency Mode is enabled for that particular program or task.

How Do You 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:

  1. Open Task Manager: Bring up the “Task Manager” dialog box > Click on the “Status”.
    Browsers Processing In Efficiency Mode
    Current Processes For Browsers (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Uncheck Efficiency Mode: Right-click on each sub-process for the browser > unmark the “Efficiency Mode” option.
    Uncheck The Efficiency Mode For Browsers
    Efficiency Mode (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  3. Restart Browser: Once done, restart the browser.
Tip: If you ever want to turn back the efficiency mode, follow the same steps to get to the efficiency mode option and mark it as on.

Using Browser Shortcut

Alternatively, you can use Chrome or other browsers’ desktop shortcuts to turn off efficiency mode in Windows 11. These are the instructions you can follow:

  1. Open Browser Properties: Go to the desktop > right-click on the browser’s shortcut > Choose “Properties” > Select the “Shortcut” tab.
    Open Chrome's Properties
    Properties (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Enter Code: In the “Target” box, enter the code:
    --disable-features=UseEcoQoSForBackgroundProcess
  3. Save Settings: Click “Apply” > “OK” > “Continue.”  
    Enter The Code In The Mentioned Field
    Enter The Code (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  4. Type And Execute Code: Next, open the browser > Type “chrome://version” in the address search bar > execute it.
    Enter The Mentioned Command In The Chrome Address Field
    Chrome Address (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  5. Verify Browser’s Performance: Inspect if Chrome performs comparatively better.

Final Words

Turning off the efficiency mode can improve your system’s performance, so I keep the efficiency mode turned off on my system. It’s a simple process but requires different approaches for different processes. But remember that turning off efficiency mode can lead to more battery usage if you are a laptop user.


Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Turn Off Efficiency Mode In Windows 11?

Open the “Task Manager” and right-click on the desired process. Select “Efficiency Mode” from the drop-down to turn it off.

Does Disabling Efficiency Mode Have Any Impact On Battery Life?

Turning off Efficiency Mode can reduce the battery’s longevity by promoting higher CPU usage.

Is It Safe To Disable Efficiency Mode On Windows 11?

Yes, turning off the Efficiency Mode will not harm your computer or its performance.


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