Independently from browser web which you choose to use (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera or Mozilla Firefox), there can be many causes that contribute to excessively slow down browsing.
Too many useless extensions, many open tabs, Wi-Fi connection problems, malware infections or clogged cache are just some of the possibilities. But there are several ways to solve the problem and improve browser speed.
Uninstall unwanted extensions and plug-ins
While there is a huge range of useful extensions, such as those for productivity, data security and more, it is important be careful about adding extensions to avoid exposing your personal data or infect your computer with malware. In these cases, the suggestion is to install an antivirus and start a scan of the PC.
Browser extensions are additional software components which can improve the processing, storage and display of data, but could also pose a security risk as well as slow down the functioning of the browser. In fact, it is not always necessary to load all the data to view the page.
Disabling unwanted or unused extensions can help make your browsing experience faster and smoother
To clean extensions on Google Chrome just click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner and select “Extensions” and then “Manage Extensions”. Here you can deactivate or delete extensions according to your needs. Also, pressing SHIFT + ESC can access the Chrome Task Manager to manage browser processes, including extensions and active tabs. Select the extension to disable and click “End Process”.
They are Mozilla Firefox, click the Menu button (three horizontal dashes icon in the upper right corner). Then choose “Extensions and themes” and in the sidebar on the left go to the “Extensions”. Scroll through the list and click the blue switch on the extension you want to disable.
With regard to Microsoft Edgeclick on the “Instruments” (three horizontal dots). Then select “Extensions” and then “Manage extensions”. Move the switch to the left to disable an extension. To remove it, click “Remove”.
Close unused tabs
If you notice that your browser is getting slow, it could be because of have too many open tabs. This is especially true if some cards contain dynamic elements, such as video or audio. But there is a simple solution, which is to close unused tabs and limit the number of pages open at the same time.
Also make sure that your homepage is not set to a site that requires constant updating or displays a lot of ads. Also, you can always place a tab at the “Favorites” and open it when you need it.
If you have a modern version of the browser, you may not need to close unused tabs. So if it doesn’t work, don’t worry
Generally, to close a single tab on any browser, you just need to click on the X of the same above. To close multiple tabs at once, place the cursor over a tab and right-click.
Choose “Close other tabs” to delete all open tabs except the selected one, or “Close right tabs” to delete those on the right. You can also rearrange the tabs by dragging them to the desired place.
Clean your browser by deleting cache and cookies
Every time you browse to a website, your browser stores temporary files in the cache to speed up loading on your next visit. Furthermore, cookies collect information about users and browsing habits. While some are meant to enhance your online browsing experience, others are invasive and can slow down your browser. Clear cache ed delete cookies (along with history) can free up space and increase browsing speed.
Also there online advertising it can be annoying and slow down your browsing. To block invasive ads, it is recommended install an ad blocker like Opera Turbo or AdBlock Plus on Chrome or Firefox. Thus, not only will you not see ads, but also the page content will load faster. Also useful i tracker blocker that prevent the execution of dangerous scripts and the tracking of our activities on the web.
Uninstall and reinstall your browser or use a different one
If your browser keeps crashing, it might be worth it uninstall and reinstall the browser to get the latest version with all bug fixes and security protections. Plus, a reinstall it will completely clear the cache.
To uninstall Google Chrome, open the “Settings” from the Windows Start menu. Under “Apps” and “Installed apps” find and select Google Chrome or any other browser. Then press on the three horizontal dots and click on the “Uninstall” item. To reinstall the browser, access the official web page and proceed with the download. Run the file with the .exe extension and then complete the installation.
The important thing to keep in mind is that the choice is vast and each browser has its advantages, including performance, security and privacy. So if you’re having problems with your current browser, installing a new one might be the solution.
Ultimately, if the browser continues to malfunction, there are cases where the problem may not derive from it, but for example be attributable to a weak internet signal. However, there are many methods to evaluate and improve signal strength. See the detailed solutions for increase internet signal strength.
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