The NavigatorNavigator The 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 can start to slow down, making navigation frustrating, even painful. Nevertheless, there are some manipulations to be carried out to eliminate the problems of slowness or at least reduce them considerably. You must first delete all unnecessary files, that is to say, empty its cache, temporary files and cookies. 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 theiconicon “Customize and control Google Chrome” at the top right of the browser. A menu appears, move the cursor to “More tools”. A sub-menu is displayed, click on “Delete browsing data”.
On the news windowwindow, choose “All time” from the drop-down menu and check the boxes for “Browsing history”, “Cookies 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 deactivate the others. To achieve this, bring up the menu again by clicking on the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon, move the cursor to “More tools” and then go to “Extensions”.
A window with all your browser extensions appears. Click on “Delete” to permanently delete those you do not use. Disable the others by clicking the button at the bottom right of each expansion slot.
Now that the extensions are disabled, you will first be able to see if your browser is faster. Then you can re-enable them 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 Google Chrome settings to restore it to its original state and vitessevitesse of origin. First click on the “Customize 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 up” section. Click “Restore Default Settings”.
- Delete unnecessary files
First click on the “Open menu” icon in the top right and select “Options” from the menu that appears.
On the options page, go to the “Privacy and security” section on the left. Scroll down to “Cookies and site data” and 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 have the option to click on “Clear history” and select “Never save history”. Thus, each closing of Firefox erases all unnecessary data: if your browser is slow, just quit it and reopen it to fix the problem.
- Restart with add-ons disabled and reset Firefox
With Firefox, it is possible to restart the browser by disabling all installed modules (extensions and pluginsplugins). In this way, you can see if your browser is back 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 then choose for each module whether you want to deactivate it, delete it permanently or keep it active.
If Mozilla Firefox continues to be too slow during your next sessions, then it’s probably time to restore the default settings and erase everything. For this operation, return to the “Troubleshooting Information” after clicking on “?” in the menu bar at the top of the browser. Then click on “Repair Firefox” at the top right of 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 on “Delete”. In the new window, check the boxes “Internet files and temporary website files” and “Cookies and website data” (possibly take the opportunity to check the box “History” in order to delete it). Validate by clicking on “Delete”. You then have the option of configuring Internet Explorer to clear temporary files, history, cookies, saved passwords, and web forms data automatically each time you close your browser. To do this, simply check the box “Delete browsing history when leaving the browser” and confirm by clicking on “Apply” at the bottom of the window.
- Manage Add-ons
Click on the gear 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, simply left-click on “Toolbars and Extensions”, then on the modules whose state is “enabled” and finally on the “Disable” 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 to zero (or almost). Start by clicking on the gear icon at the top right of the browser and then go to “Internet Options”. Then select the “Advanced” tab at the very top, then click “Reset”. Confirmation is requested. Your personal settings will be retained provided you leave the “Delete personal settings” box unchecked. Click the “Reset” button to complete the procedure.