The uninterrupted usage and certain features, extensions or applications may lead to a decline in the speed of your web browser. And very often each one of us has to face such a situation, which is indeed very frustrating and annoying. Well, in order to help to deal with such situations and to optimize your browser’s speed we have come up with few of the top tricks and tips.
So here we go:
1. Remove The Extensions That Are Not In Use
Similar to the way unwanted applications eat up the speed of your system, the too many extensions and plug-ins can degrade the performance of the browser. These unnecessarily utilize the system resources and may even sometimes cause bugs and crashes. Along with parsing and filtering web pages before they’re displayed on the screen, they also load their own pack of data from the Internet causing the browser to slow down. Thus it is always advisable to remove the extensions that are no longer in use. Doing this is a very simple task to carry out. If you are using a chrome browser, then you can find the Extensions option under the ‘More tools‘ present in the main app menu. Whereas in Firefox it is available under the Add-ons in the main menu. Furthermore, in Opera, open the ‘Extensions’ from the main app menu. But for the extensions that you really want to keep, make certain to do the following:
- Update them regularly.
- Make sure to use the latest versions to prevent the bugs.
2. Clear out the cache
As you make a visit to the internet for fetching information, your browser keeps a record of it. The piling of these files on disks is referred to cache. So whenever you make a visit to the same site your browser only downloads the new bits from the web. Thus eventually leading to a reduction in the waiting time. However, clearing them can also boost up the speed of your browser. As in certain instances, these may lead to the occurrence of bugs and glitches leading to many run time errors. Thus is better to wipe out cache at proper intervals in order to mitigate the problem of browser slow down.
3. Clear out Cookies
Accumulation of too many cookies leading to piling of unnecessary files can lead to slowing down of your browser’s speed. Thus it is advisable to delete the cookies and temporary and files from your system. Doing so will improve your browser’s speed and performance.
Thus in order to carry out the process of clearing cache or cookies here are the steps to be executed:
Got to Settings> Show advanced settings> Clear browsing data.
Got to Options> setting> Advanced and Network.
Settings> Privacy & security> click Clear browsing data.
In Microsoft Edge
Got to Settings> Clear browsing data.
Got to Safari menu> Preferences > click Advanced > Show Develop menu.
At last, open up the Develop menu and choose Empty Caches.
4. Uninstall and reinstall your browser
Since now we have discussed clearing the extensions and cache in order to bring the browser back to its track. Another trick to do so is to uninstall and reinstall the browser. This is the simplest approach to prevent browser slowdowns. Install the latest version of your web browser. Along with this clear up the corrupted data and unneeded extensions to keep your browser up-to-date. As staying up to date is very critical in fixing bugs and blocking security threats that can be automatically downloaded by your browsers. So be sure to run the timely updates.
Go to Settings> apps section> remove programs.
Go to Finder> Open applications folder > Trash
5. Reset the browsers
If the browsers are embedded in your computer’s OS or by any means you are not able to uninstall or reinstall the browser, then proceed ahead with resetting it. The commonly used web browsers, chrome and firefox offer you many easy to use features for browser resetting.
In order to accomplish it proceed as mentioned in the steps below:
Go to advanced settings> Select Reset.
Open Main menu> help menu> Troubleshooting Information> Refresh
Doing so will not introduce any changes to your browsing history and bookmarks.
6. Resist from opening many tabs
The more tabs you have open, the slower your browser is going to run. This is the simplest and best things you can do. Try to overcome the habit of an opening a number of tabs at once. And if in case it is necessary, then make use of reading it later service like Pocket or Instapaper. Another way to do this save the site links to your browser’s bookmarks list, so that a temporary folder is set up for a purpose.
So this is how you can keep your browsing running at optimised speed. Furthermore, you can opt for certain add-ons for dedicated browsers to speed up the processes. For Firefox you can use, Speed Tweaks and for Google’s browser, you can use Clean Chrome.