Sunday, January 27, 2013

Speeding Up Your Browser

Lately I have been hearing from a lot of colleagues that their "computer" is running very slow.  I know that when I am on the Internet it seems like I have been getting the "spinning wheel of death" more often lately.  I thought I had too many windows or tabs open. I tried closing tabs, windows, quitting out and opening the browser again. I tried shutting off the computer and restarting it. Nothing really seemed to work. Yesterday I was reading the Reader's Digest (big print edition, a present that someone gave us as a joke). The article talked about how cleaning up your browser can help with speed. So, I tried it and lo and behold, it worked! So here are my directions for all 3 browsers. I wouldn't bother doing it with all of them but just pick the one (or two) you use all the time.


Step 1.

Step 2

Clean up your bookmarks. You can save them if you wish first and then delete, delete, delete.
First - Export your bookmarks.

While you are in this window you can delete bookmarks. You will have them saved so only keep the ones you use on a daily basis.


Click on the word Firefox and choose Preferences:

When the Preferences panel opens:

Then Export and delete bookmarks.

Click on Bookmarks then Show All Bookmarks


 Reset Safari

Export Bookmarks
Click on Safari and select Export Bookmarks

To delete bookmarks click on Bookmarks and then Show All Bookmarks.

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