3 Quick, Free, Expert Tips to Get Faster Internet

According to tech experts, Firefox is the fastest Internet browser, but regardless of how you surf, learn the secrets to a faster, simpler online experience.

David Arky/Trunk ArchiveClear your browsing history. Internet browsers store information about each website you visit. After a few days, that data can begin to slow down how fast pages load. To delete your history in Internet Explorer, hit Tools, Internet Options, and the General tab. Then, under Browsing History, click Delete. In Firefox, choose Tools, Clear Recent History. In Google Chrome, hit the wrench icon, choose History and Clear All History.

Pare down your bookmarks.
Limit yourself to 20 or so bookmarks. In Internet Explorer, go to File, then choose Export to a File. Choose Favorites, and open the HTML file it saves. Copy and
paste the links into a Word document. In Firefox, open Bookmarks, copy the ones you want, and paste into a Word doc. In Chrome, go to Bookmarks, Bookmark Manager, Export. Open
the HTML document it saves, copy all, and paste into a Word doc.

Trim your toolbars.

The toolbar at the top of your browser windowthat offers options such as back or forward can slow down your surfing. If you don’t use a tool several times a day, delete it. In Firefox, go to Tools, Add-ons, and Disable Toolbars. In Internet Explorer, click Toolbars on the View menu, then clear the check box for the tools you want to delete.
Sources: techtips.salon.com, yahoo.com

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