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Why Your Web Browser is Slow

Updated on December 16, 2014

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Your web browser could be running slow for a variety of reasons.
Your web browser could be running slow for a variety of reasons. | Source
JavaScript makes your browser run slower.
JavaScript makes your browser run slower. | Source
Close applications you are not using to make your browser run faster.
Close applications you are not using to make your browser run faster. | Source
There are things you can do to make your browser faster.
There are things you can do to make your browser faster. | Source

Moving around the web means driving a web browser. These creatures come in all forms and sizes. Everyone has a preference for which one (sometimes a couple) work best for what a person is searching for. They have evolved since their inception. Yet, countless users still believe they are extremely slow for the intended use. There actually are several reasons one runs slow or not at the speed it was meant to run.

If this is problem being faced where answers are desired, wait to call the computer repair service. In lots of cases computer users are capable of doing something about it with the right knowledge. In place of the phone call to the fix- it store do something useful and possibly significant to make the issue resolve itself.

These are several processes to follow which help rule out issues free of charge. If following these fail to produce the right results, make the phone call. All the same, attempting these first is not capable of harming anything before moving concerns on to a professional.


Graphics have the power to create issues. These file types store a large amount of data. Graphics are pictures and video content requested and opened up. These are easy identified because of the name of the storage type. These are files that are stored as JPEG or PNG files to name a few.

Moving images (video) and music take up the most space and any individual with more than a few stored or saved will expect some delays in browsing capabilities. Not only does storing them delay the progress, but expect a push back in fast responding if asking a computer to multitask. This is when listening or watching them while attempting to browse.

In order to access these they are opened first, then revealed. The action appears simple. Yet, for each animation, pic or music file glancing around at other things on the web is deferred.

Many users stockpile pics and music on separate USB files in order to free up space and have better response times. Expect sluggishness or slow down for any persons choosing to not use USB files for accumulated larger forms of this type of info.


Other similar files usually forgotten about are animations. The system invests lots of resources to open them and run as designed. It takes and extreme amount system sources to store these and run animations correctly. Using them make things appear sluggish and drawn out unnecessarily.

Animated banners and ads are extremely popular and have become more and more prevalent. Blog pages, websites and especially social book marking platforms use lots of animated banners.

Avoid visiting pages with a massive amount of animated banners for quicker browsing.

Web pages

Tons of these are slow to load. Hundreds of millions of these have a deferment with loading because they contain text along with animated material, like pics and banners. Countless are full of Flash, Java Script, blinking ads and a variety of various fonts and other code enjoyed by users.

The more information stored on a webpage the more material comprising the page the more other resources are held up. This is simply a misconception. In reality the system is generally moving quite fast. In fact, the browser isn’t moving slow at all. The simple fact of the amount of content to see is so large it just seems like its stuck or behind schedule.

A large webpage means no problems on the users end, simply showing all of the content requested on this particular page takes a little more time than usual.


This is a computer language identified as a culprit with the qualifications making the act of browsing more drawn out. It happens to be an addition which reduces a webpage’s speed. This being said, it is the most popular form and is continually updated in order to see better results filling pages of data. When JavaScript is used a browser must load an entire client side virtual machine into memory so a Java program will run.

Anyone wishing to have pages load and run at an increased speed does well to avoid using an out of date form of JavaScript. Numerous computer users have identified the drawn out running language is found on sites and blogs. Technology has improved it and built other similar languages which are not as time consuming.

This has continued to be one of the most favored forms of language. There are continual updates and keeping a system with the latest update on file means avoided delays.

Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash is a remarkable technology which has done wonderful things for the web and cruising through its billions of bits of info. This piece of software has one enormous draw back; it must be updated almost continually. There are always better versions waiting in the wings.

It has a broad base of uses on the internet. Flash is used in connection with this program and must have massive amounts of system memory to display material.

Lingering loading of pages is seen with users behind schedule with the latest version of Adobe software. Another hindrance is systems with small amounts of memory attempting to run material way more than the computer is able to handle.

The origination of streaming movies available as a video images and HD or high definition make having Adobe Flash a necessity to enjoy them. Additionally, the same technology advances as streaming and HD make the software work extremely hard. Sometimes if overloaded not only does the perusing of the internet get held up, but sometimes a crash or failure happens.

Having the latest updates assures it doesn’t have to work as hard to provide the same service. There are some pages which require the newest version to load. Not having this erupts in a system failure.

Prompts ask for permission to open up new web pages which slow browsing capabilities down.


All of these are some of the most common causes postponing a leisurely cruise around the web. Though, along with these arise other prudent procedures to do which avoid the same outcome.

• Make certain all updates are installed immediately on a computer. This is especially true for Adobe Flash and even the specific browser being used. For instance, Windows has several a year sometimes. Updates ensure everything is running with the most up to date software making everything run smoother.

• Turn off animation or programming language not necessary

· Disable pop ups and even pop unders. Every new window a browser is required to open reduces the amount of system memory available to display any data faster. Every pop up looks small, but it takes up as much memory as an entire window.

Anything opened in a new browser window means wasting resources or using them unnecessarily. Most have prompts asking consent or authorization before spontaneously doing so.

· Turn off any services not being used. It is possible to turn something on as needed to run a certain web page. Afterward, turn it off. Prompts are usually asking for permission to do so.

In conclusion

Nearly all web connections are high speed internet through fiber optic cable with the capacity to carry millions of bits of information. Though, the more info running through the sources the harder a browser and processor works overall and it is more time consuming to have other processing performed.

It is frustrating being hindered glancing around the web or taking care of business or simply looking around at a variety of subject matters, items and other things.

© 2011 smcopywrite


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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Good information! I need to try several of these! Thanks for sharing.

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      quildon 6 years ago

      I think my browser was part of the problem. I switched to Google chrome and now it's much faster.

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web


      i am not certain if yahoo is the problem. if you have any time of flashing or rolling banners on the page they are an issue for a lot of slow down. if these are yahoos, yes-they may be the problem.

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      Angela Joseph 6 years ago from Florida

      This is such a helpful hub. My Yahoo emails have been loading very slowly and I see a lot of banner ads coming at the side of the page. How do I turn those off? Is Yahoo the problem?

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Okay, now is the time I can stop complaining for the "slow"...thanks so much smcopywrite, you have done a great job, cheers!

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web

      i am also one of those non techie types and need it in "for dummies" terms. thanks for the comment

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      This is a great hub, especially for techno dummies like myself! I often wondered how or why web pages would sometimes load okay and sometimes they were so slow it was unbelievable - not to mention tedious!

      A very useful and interesting hub, many thanks for sharing! Voted up useful +_ interesting!