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Dashboard connection.

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I run CumulusMX on a Windows 10 mini PC and on my main PC (Windows 10, new Edge browser) I keep a browser tab open connected to it. In the days of IE11 and Windows 7 when I did this the link always kept running perfectly, but I have noticed over the last few months that after about 30mins to an hour the connection is lost. The other change is that I am running CumulusMX as a service rather than doing it all manually.

Is this some kind of port saving/power saving option in Windows 10 or Edge or has CumulusMX running as a service in Windows 10 lost the ability to keep alive a port connection?
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Re: Dashboard connection.

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OK after a bit of research I think I may have found the reason. In the latest version of Edge Microsoft has sneaked in a new feature!!
To improve memory and CPU utilization of the Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft has developed a feature called sleeping tabs.
Microsoft built upon the freezing technology to create sleeping tabs. This feature allows inactive background tabs to “go to sleep,” releasing system resources after a set amount of time. These resources include both memory and CPU and can be used for new or existing tabs or other applications running on your device.

By default, Microsoft set tabs to go to sleep after two hours of inactivity. If two hours isn’t right for you, you can choose a different time interval. Tabs that are asleep will fade to let you know they’ve released resources. To resume a sleeping tab, click on it like a normal tab. The tab will un-fade and your content will be there immediately. You can also add sites you never want to sleep to a block list in Settings.
I am going to try the "block list" feature and also alter the timings and I will post the results later
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