You access the internet through your web browser, so you probably spend a lot of time on it. Maybe too much time! Save time and the frustration of annoying delays by improving your browser speed, because the faster your web browser, the faster you can surf the internet.
Update Your Browser
The easiest way to make your web browser run faster is to run the newest version of it, so keep your browser constantly updated. If you don’t like the browser you’re currently running, you can also change it to something else. The most popular browsers right now are Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari (for Macs) and Opera, not including mobile browsers like Android. You can experiment with different browsers to see which one works fastest for you. Another trick is to have more than one browser installed on your computer at the same time, since if one of them is having problems you can always temporarily switch to using the other.
Learn Some Web Browsing Tricks
There are certain tricks that can add up to make your web browsing experience much faster. One is to use tabs instead of windows, which can mean way less browser loading time and also less time laboriously switching between different web pages. Using multiple computer monitors simultaneously also helps with this. You can configure your browser to use tabs as opposed to windows automatically while still retaining the option to use windows when you want to. Keyboard shortcuts also make browsing much faster. Use Ctrl+T to open a new tab (Cmd-T for Macs) and Ctrl+L (Cmd-L for Macs) to move to your browser’s location bar to enter a url to save you lots of mousing and clicking around. There are also many different shortcuts unique to each browser which you can look up and learn without much time and effort in your browser’s menus.
Keep Your Internet Surfing Experience a Lean One
Try to stay way from opening too many tabs and windows at the same time, as this will slow your browser down. If you need lots of tabs and windows temporarily, bookmark the urls and then delete the tabs and windows for later viewing. Unless you use it constantly, consider blocking Flash, too, since not doing this increases load times whenever you’re accessing a Flash-using website. You’ll often see Flash used in videos and in advertisements. If you’re having internet connection problems that are slowing you down and you already have all the information you need displayed in your web browser, consider disconnecting yourself from the internet for the time being, since you can still browse without a connection: you just can’t load anything new. Too much multitasking will also slow down your web browsing experience, so if you want to browse faster try to avoid doing too much at once, like watching too many high definition videos or loading too many high quality images at the same time, or downloading a lot of information all at once.