Nobody likes a slow internet browser, and when it comes to slow Internet Explorer has a bad reputation of being slow, clunky and an overall pain. Browsers such as Google Chrome or Fire Fox offer a much better user experience (well at least in my opinion), but if you insist on using Internet Explorer here are a couple ways to speed it up.
The first thing you can do is remove all the extra add-ons explorer likes to jam into its browser. The more of these add-ons you have the slower that browser becomes. To remove any unwanted add ons click on tools. If you’re using Internet Explorer 9 it will look like a small gear in the top right corner of the page.
From their click it and scroll down to where it says manage add-ons, click that and a list of all the add-ons currently installed on your browser will be displayed. From here simply scroll down the list and click on every add on you want to disable.
Another option that’s available is something called Google Chrome Frame. It’s a free download like everything Google makes. Its purpose is to speed up explorer, especially older versions 7 and 8. It also allows its users to be able to use HTML5 and other technologies that Internet Explorer doesn’t support. Simply download it and it should start working automatically.
You can also change the setting so that it doesn’t check for new versions of cached sites. To do this click on internet options (click the gear looking button again also known as tools) go to browsing history and click on settings. From here either choose under temporary internet files one of the following
a. Every time I start Internet Explorer, which might slow down the browser the first time you run it. It should run faster after though.
b. Never, this won’t sync any cached pages.
And finally you can also speed up Internet Explorer by sorting through your favourites list and deleting any links you don’t use anymore. A large number of favourites can have an impact on its speed and slow it down, so it’s always a good idea to spend a little time and clean out you’re favorites list.
Hopefully these tips will help if your currently using any version of explorer and drastically improve that browsers speed and load time. Which will keep you from ripping you’re hair out in frustration.