If you are tired of waiting for what seems like forever for your Internet pages to load, you can speed up the load time by making adjustments on your browser. The steps to take to get your Internet to load faster depend on which browser you are using, but whether you are surfing the web with Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome, you can go into the back-end of the browser and do some tweaking.
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Click on the Start/Run menu and go to the Computer folder and then the "Windows" folder. You can also type in "regedit.exe" to find the file that you need.
Click on "'HKEY_CURRENT_USER" in the frame on the left to view the folders within. Go to "Software", "Microsoft", "Windows", "Current Version", "Internet Settings".
Right click your mouse on the files "MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server" and "MaxConnectionsPerServer" and select "Modify". Select "Decimal" under the "Base" heading in the box that pops up. Type a larger number (like 10) in the "Value data" box and hit "OK". Open Internet Explorer will now load faster.
Double-click on the Firefox icon to launch the browser. Type "about:config" in the address bar and hit "Enter" on your keyboard. If a message comes up that says "This might void your warranty", click on "I'll be careful, I promise" to continue.
Enter "Network" in the "Filter" text box at the top of the next page and hit "Enter". Double-click on "network.http.pipelining", which will set the value to "True".
Double-click on the file "pipelining.maxrequests" and type "10" in the box that pops up. Restart Firefox to enjoy a quicker load time.
Open Google Chrome. Click on the "Customize and control Google Chrome" icon in the upper-right corner, which is shaped like a wrench. Select "Options" from the menu that appears.
Click on the tab that says "Under the Hood" in the "Google Chrome Options" box that pops up. Select "Clear Browsing Data."
Click on the drop-down menu next to where it says "Clear data from this time period:" and select a specific time period to erase the browser history. You can also choose which items to "obliterate" from the history. The more you get rid of, the quicker your browser will load because of the missing data. It may take a while, but when its done, you will be able to browser faster.
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