Resolving a SLOW Browsing session
(Make sure to clear your browsing history before starting this tutorial)
If you are like me, then you might spend a lot of time online from your PC. One of the most frustrating things to happen while online is having to work with a VERY S-L-O-W browser! Who Does??
What is the first thing you do when you encounter this problem??
1. Click the window a million times; making the situation worse? ha
2. Take a cat nap between pauses and hope that when you lift you head, it will all be fixed?
3. Attempt to click the "X" or close the browser - only to find that closing the browser takes just as long?
4. Use CTRL + ALT + DELETE to force close and solve the problem, as thought those buttons were the electronic form of duct-tape?
5. Press the power button on your machine; forcing the computer to shut down (Big No NO)?
6. Pull up your big girl (or boy) panties, hold out your hand and DISS the screen as though insulting your computer will somehow make it feel bad enough to behave better later?
7. Walk away and forget the computers exist?
If you have done any of these, or all of them, you are not alone! hahaha
Well, today, I am going to give you ONE very powerful solution that works to speed up your browser about 90% of the time... Would you like to know how?? It is not difficult at all & you will be allowed to use your electronic duct tape (CTRL + ALT + DELETE)
This fix works on Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. I am sure you can use this technique on any browser, but don't hold me to that statement if you can't..hahaha. I have included direction for a PC user with Windows 7 or above.
What to do when your Browser is running SUPER SLOW...
1. Leave your browser open & use your keyboard to hold down the CTRL + ALT + Delete keys at the same time to bring up the task pane window.
Once you click all three keys on your keyboard you will get a Windows option screen. Choose the last option to Start Task Manager. Make sure you are logged on as the ADMINISTRATOR.
2. Once the Task Manager opens, click on the PROCESSES Tab (see below)
The Process tab will show you everything that is currently running on your computer (I know, I have a LOT running right now).
2. Under the PROCESSES tab, scroll down the list until you find your browser. I am using Google Chrome, so I have scrolled down and found where my browser process is running. As you can see, my browser is not using a lot of memory or CPU. This is proof that I do not have a slow running browser at the moment..haha
If you are using Internet Explorer or another browser, look for the specific name on the list. I have two windows open at the moment, so naturally, there are two processes running in Chrome. In the past, I have used Internet Explorer and notice several processes running when I only have one window open! That is an Internet Explorer thing and I suggest that you choose the process that is consuming the most memory.
If you look below, you will notice that the window I am typing in is using up more memory than the window I have opened in the background. Find the one using the most memory and click to highlight that process.
3. Right click on that process and choose SET AFFINITY... on the list.
4. Once the AFFINITY window opens, you will see a list of processors or CPU. All of the processors are checked by default. I have quite a few processors, but most computers have around 2-4.
5. To save memory and speed up your system, UNCHECK all of the boxes, but one. It does not matter which one you leave checked (see below)
6. Click OK.
7. You can choose to close out the Task Manager OR set the affinity for other processes from your browser that may be using a lot of memory.
8. Once you are finished setting the affinity for those processes, close the Task Manager and you should notice a significant change in the speed of your browser!!
You will need to set the affinity in the Task Manager anytime your browser is running slower than normal. These settings are not permanent and will have to be changed when you open your browser. If your browser is running fine, you will not need to set the affinity.
If this does not speed up your browsing, try disabling all of your Browser extensions. Click on the links below for instruction on how to disable the extensions.
Disable Extensions in Google Chrome
Disable Extensions in Internet Explorer
Thank you so much for stopping by & I hope you have a SPEEDY recovery..hahaha.. I crack myself up! Tune in Next Tuesday for more PC TIPS & TRICKS!!
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