Is your PC slow when you surf the web? You barely open a few pages and notice a big slowdown? Futura gives you some tips to eliminate or reduce the sluggishness of your browser.
theThe Internet is probably the tool we use the most when we are in front of our computer. After a while, often after opening several tabs or several pages, it happens that it starts to slow down, making browsing frustrating or even painful. Nevertheless, there are a few things you can do to eliminate the sluggishness problems or at least reduce them considerably. You must first delete all unnecessary files, i.e. empty its cache, temporary files and . Then you have to deactivate the extensions or even reset your browser if the problem persists. Futura tells you how to do it.
- Delete unnecessary files
First click on the icon “Customize and control»At the top right of the browser. A menu appears, move the cursor to “More tools”. A sub-menu is displayed, click on “Clear browsing data”.
On the news, choose “All periods” in the drop-down menu and check the boxes “Browsing history”, “ and other site data ”and“ Cached images and files ”. Then click on the “Clear data” button.
Some extensions are resource intensive and can contribute to slowing down your browser. In these cases, it is advisable to delete those which you do not need and to deactivate the others. To do this, bring up the menu again by clicking on the“Customize and control Google Chrome”, move the cursor to “More tools” and then go to “Extensions”.
A window with all the extensions of your browser appears. Click on “Delete” to permanently delete those you do not use. Disable the others by clicking on the button at the bottom right of each expansion box.
Now that the extensions are disabled, you will be able to first see if your browser is faster. Then you can turn them back on one by one and see which ones slow down your browser and which ones have no effect when Google Chrome is open.
- Reset Google Chrome settings
A more drastic solution is to reset all the settings of theChrome so that it regains its state and its original. First click on the “Personalize and control Google Chrome” icon and then on “Settings”.
You are taken to the settings page. At the very bottom of it, in the advanced settings, is the “Reset and clean” section. Click on “Restore Default Settings”.
- Delete unnecessary files
First click on the “Open menu” icon at the top right and select “Options” from the menu that appears.
On the options page, go to the ”and security ”on the left. Scroll down to “Cookies and site data” then click on “Clear data”. If you want to avoid doing this regularly, you can check the box just below “Delete cookies and site data when Firefox closes”. A little further down, you can click on “Clear history” and select “Never keep history”. Thus, each closing of Firefox erases all unnecessary data: if your browser is slow, just quit and reopen it to fix the problem.
- Restart with disabled add-ons and reset Firefox
With Firefox, it is possible to restart the browser by disabling all installed modules (extensions and). In this way, you can see if your browser returns to a satisfactory speed and, if so, then try to activate and deactivate the modules one by one, in order to identify the problematic ones. To proceed, click on the “? ”In the menu bar at the top of the browser, then select“ Troubleshooting Information ”.
On the page that appears, you can click “Restart with Add-ons Disabled” at the top right to enter Safe Mode and see how your browser behaves after the add-ons stop working.
In general, all extensions and plugins can be configured if you go to “Add-ons” after clicking on the “Open menu” icon at the top right of the browser.
You must then go to the “Extensions” and “Plugins” sections and choose for each module whether you wish to deactivate it, delete it permanently or keep it active.
If Mozilla Firefox continues to be too slow for your next sessions, then it might be time to reset all settings and erase everything. For this operation, return to the “Troubleshooting information” after clicking “? »In the menu bar at the top of the browser. Then click on “Repair Firefox” at the top right in the window that has just opened.
- Delete unnecessary files
Click on the cogwheel icon at the top right of the browser. On the menu that appears, choose “Internet Options”.
In the window that has just appeared, go to the “General” tab (normally, this is the one that opens by default). In the “Browsing history” section, click “Delete”. In the new window, check the boxes for “Temporary Internet files and website files” and “Cookies and website data” (if necessary, check the “History” box to delete it). Confirm by clicking on “Delete”. You can then configure Internet Explorer to erase temporary files, history, cookies,saved and web form data automatically every time you close your browser. To do this, simply check the box “Delete browsing history when quitting the browser” and confirm by clicking “Apply” at the bottom of the window.
- Manage Add-ons
Click on the wheel-shaped icon at the top right and then on “Manage add-ons”.
The list of modules is displayed. Try disabling them one at a time, starting with the most recently installed ones, to see if any of them are affecting your browser speed. To achieve this, all you have to do is click on the left on “Toolbars and extensions”, then on the modules whose status is “activated” and finally on the “Deactivate” button.
- Reset Internet Explorer settings
If your browser continues to be regularly slow despite the previous operations, it is possible to restore the default settings, that is to say reset everything (or almost). Start by clicking on the wheel-shaped icon at the top right of the browser then go to “Internet Options”. Then select the “Advanced” tab at the top, then click “Reset”. Confirmation is requested. Your personal settings will be kept as long as you leave the “Delete personal settings” box unchecked. Click on the “Reset” button to complete the procedure.