Improving Internet Explorer® performance?

Are you interested to find out helpful tips on how to improve the performance of Internet Explorer®?


Improvement in the performance of Internet Explorer® will effectively lead to the better efficiency of the work. Moreover, it will also enable the user to maximize computer using experience. Thus, in this section the helpful and truly simple tips are discussed that will lead to the improvement in the performance of Internet Explorer®.





  • The cause of poor performance in Internet Explorer®

  • Managing different versions of Internet Explorer®

  • Windows® and settings of variable systems



The cause of poor performance in Internet Explorer®



The most common factor for poor performance of Internet Explorer® is the appearance of the large pictures, sounds, videos or presence of other multimedia files that appear or get played automatically while the user accesses the web page. In case, the user is using a slow connection than these files will undoubtedly take a longer time to appear or get played. To improve Internet Explorer® performance, the user has to essentially prevent pictures, sounds, videos and other multimedia from appearing or getting played automatically when the user is accessing the web.



Managing different versions of Internet Explorer®



There are different versions of Internet Explorer® from 5, 5.5 and 6 to 4.x and 3.x. These versions have to be started individually where Internet options have to be clicked on the ‘Tools’ menu. Then, on ‘Advanced’ tab, the user has to click to clear one or more check boxes in ‘Multimedia’ namely ‘Show Pictures’, ‘Play Sound, Videos and Animations’ that will prevent their appearing and playing automatically. Later, the auto complete features for forms and passwords have to be disabled. The user also needs to disable the following active content areas, ActiveX® controls and plug-ins to prevent Internet Explorer® from automatically using items that show active content, Java to prevent Internet Explorer® from viewing java programs and finally the scripting. However, in case of Internet Explorer® 3.x; the following active contents are already disabled.



Windows® and settings of variable systems


The modifications of Windows® and settings of variable systems will effectively help to improve the browsing performance. The optimization of the hard disk by utilizing the disk clean space tool to free some hard disk spaces also enhances Internet Explorer® performance. Additional disk space will certainly lead to the improvement in Internet Explorer® browsing performance. Moreover, the user can use ‘Scan Disk’ to check the problems of hard disk which is responsible for utilizing disk space. Then, managing the virtual memory of computer and adapting driver of video adapter or lowering the resolution of display will certainly improve the browsing experience of Internet Explorer®.




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