How To Make Internet Explorer Faster
If you are crawling the internet at painstaking speed learn about how to make Internet Explorer faster using these five easy tips. It only takes a minute of your time to make these changes and optimize the performance of Internet Explorer. It will make your surfing faster and ultimately save you time.
Reduce "Web Page History". This keeps a record of all the pages you’ve visited for the allocated number of days specified in this setting. The default is set to twenty days. Reduce the number of days and the saved URLs in memory by reducing this number. Open Internet Explorer and Go to “Tools” in the menu bar, select “Internet Options” from the drop down box, in the “Browsing History” section, select “Settings”, go to the section “History”, in the box next to “Days to Keep Pages in History”, change “20” to “1”, hit "OK".
- Don’t save encrypted web pages. There's really no reason to save these files. Open Internet Explorer, Go to “Tools” on the menu bar, select “Internet Options” from the drop down box, click on the tab “Advanced”, in the section “Settings”, scroll down to the section “Security”, “Do not save encrypted files to disk”, click on empty box to select this option. A checkmark should appear in the box to indicate it’s activated, hit “OK”
- Empty Cache. Temporary files can be deleted by clearing the cache. Open Internet Explorer, click on “Tools” in the menu bar, select “Internet Options” from the drop down box, Under the section “Browsing History”, select “Delete Files”, “Delete All Offline Content”, hit “OK”
- Automate Cache Clearing. Keep the cache cleaned out each time you finish browsing. Open Internet Explorer, click on “Tools” in the menu bar, select “Internet Options” in the drop down box, under the section “Browsing History”, select “Delete Browsing History on Exit” by clicking on the empty box. When a green check mark appears it indicates that this has been selected. Now click on “OK” to save the change.
- Reduce the size of cache. Open Internet Explore, click “Tools” on the menu bar, select “Internet Options” in the drop down box, under “Browsing History” click on “Settings”, about halfway down you should see “Disk space to use”, type “50” in the box or use the drop down box and click on the downwards arrow until 50 appears in the box, click OK to save changes. If you need more disk space due to larger files change it to "100" instead.
Changing these settings will increase the speed using the internet with Internet Explorer. If you take the time to learn about how to make Internet Explorer faster you'll be surfing the web instead of crawling the web.
- Some versions of Internet Explorer may be worded slightly different but you shouldn't have any problems figuring it out.
- By optimizing your computer's overall performance you will also increase the speed of your browser.