How To Speed Up Internet Explorer?
Looking to speed up Internet Explorer? While this is not the fastest browser available, it is widely used. There are some simple steps you can take to speed up this web browser. A main reason that Internet Explorer can slow down with use is because of the way it stores browsing information. There have also been new features added in recent versions that can decrease performance. Clearing browsing information periodically and disabling some of these features can increase the speed of the browser.
- Download the latest version of Internet Explorer if you do not already have it. This can be found at the Microsoft website.
- Set the home page to a simple website to load, such as google.com. This will speed up the loading time for the browser.
- Keep the number of toolbars to a minimum. Keeping too many toolbars loaded will decrease performance. To close a toolbar, right-click it and select the option to close it by unchecking the box to the left of it.
- Don't load a lot of tabs. Having too many tabs open at the same time can greatly impact the speed of the browser.
- Clear browsing data. Click Tools. Select Internet options. In the Browsing History section of the window, select Delete... Check all of the boxes to the left of the options you want to delete. Passwords and form data can be saved for convenience. The other data can be deleted though in most cases. There are great details about each type of browsing data you can delete. Click the Delete button. Additional windows will pop up showing that browsing data is being deleted.
- Disable unused add ons. Select the Tools menu. Select the Manage Add-ons button. Disable add-ons that you do not need.
Tip: If you are not happy with the speed of Internet Explorer you can try using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. These are two web browsers that may offer the functionality you are looking for.