Too much buffering? Even a standard web page takes several seconds to upload? Often, loading the webpage content needs high internet speed. No! You don’t need to change your web service provider. The problem might lie somewhere else, and it can be rudimentary. Try these tricks and see if it helps. Here is how you can speed up your web browser.
Try Reinstalling the Browser
You can start with this. It is the easiest way. While using Windows, you can go to Settings and then select the Apps option. You can uninstall the browser from there. Then, you can install using Google or a conventional App Store. In macOS, you can drag the apps from the Finder to the Trash.
Although reinstalling the browser is the best way to be up to date with all the latest versions and bug fixes, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera have some useful features which enable you to restore your browser. In Chrome, Edge, and Opera, you will find Restore Settings to the default version at the bottom of the Advanced Settings option.
Just keep in mind that you will not be able to uninstall browsers that come embedded within the OS.
Remove Unnecessary Extensions
You don’t need to reinstall the browser every time. There are other, less drastic ways. You can try removing extensions. Remove the ones that you don’t recognize or which are not useful to you.
The process is straightforward. In Chrome, go to Extensions, under more tools option in the main menu. In Firefox, there is an add-on option in the main menu. In Microsoft Edge and Opera, choose the Extension option from the main menu. In Safari, you can find it under Preferences. If you are in for a more dramatic overhaul, uninstall each one of them and then install the updated version of the extension.
Remove Cookies and Caches
Cookies are generally harmless, but a regular ejection of some of the unwanted ones will do your browser a whole lot of good.
In Chrome, go to settings option and then select Clear browsing data. In Firefox, you can find it under Privacy & Setting and Clear data. In Opera, open Settings, go to Privacy & Security and, go to Choose what to clear. In Safari, go to Privacy and Manage website data in Preferences.
Open Fewer Tabs
It’s common sense that if there are far too many tabs at your screen’s footer, it would only cause problems after a particular time. For example, if you have far too many Google signed-in accounts opened in the same system and at the same time, you will not be able to access any new accounts.
You can also use some advanced extensions such as Max Tabs and xTabs that can keep a check on how many tabs you are currently working on. After a certain number, these extensions can automatically remove the tabs or ask your preference on which tabs you would like to remove.
So, what we need to do is try and get our system to focus its resources on the things that are essential and mandatory. For example, some tabs, add-ons, Extensions, Cookies, etc. can become redundant and can become an unnecessary obligation for the browser. You can also use extensions such as Save-Data for Chrome and Bandwidth Hero for Firefox.