How to speed up your Windows web browser

The Nexus team spends a lot of time on the Internet, both in the office and at home. We’re sure we’re not alone when we say that slow web browsers are annoying! We’ve come up with a 3 easy tips on how to speed up your web browser.

Clear browser history

Your browser keeps a record of all websites you’ve visited.

For Google Chrome, go to Settings, History, select Clear browsing data and, using the drop-down menu, choose ‘the beginning of time’.

For Firefox, go to the Firefox drop-down menu on the top-left corner, hover over History and select Clear Recent History. Once again, use the drop-down menu to choose ‘Everything’.

For Internet Explorer, go to Safety in the top-right corner and press OK. Alternatively, press Ctrl+Shift+Del.

Avoid too many tabs

Excessive numbers of browser tabs can cause it to slow down significantly, so try to avoid using too many. If you’re working on a project that requires a lot of tabs, it might be a good idea to work in batches, rather than having all tabs open at the same time.

Keep browser updated

Ensure that your browser is up-to-date. If you’re prompted to update, don’t skip it! Minor bug fixes and layout changes can make a huge difference to the speed of your browser.

What other tricks have you found to speed up your web browser? Let us know in the comments!

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