Tips To Improve Browsing Speed And Optimize IE / Internet Explorer And Firefox

These tips will help you improve the speed up the performance of your Browsers, Internet Explorer and Firefox. After performing these tweaks to your browser, you’ll notice significant improvement in browser loading speed.

If you are on a broadband connection you may not notice much difference, but if you are on dial-up connection and a slightly older model PC then you’ll notice the difference.

To Optimize Firefox Browser For Faster Browsing :

1> Open Firefox and type “about:config” in the address bar and hit ‘Enter

2> A warning will pop-up, but don’t worry. It is a security warning, you can proceed without worrying.


3> Search for ‘network.http.pipelining‘. By default the value will be ‘false‘, change it to ‘true


4> Search for ‘network.http.pipelining.maxrequests‘. Default value will be ‘4’, change it to ’10‘.

5> Create a new string (you can do this by right clicking in the empty space) – ‘nglayout.initialpaint.delay‘ and set its value to ‘0‘ (zero).

Restart the browser and you should enjoy faster browsing.

To Optimize Internet Explorer For Faster Browsing :

1> Click on ‘Start –> Run –> type regedit

2> Go to ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER –> Software –> Microsoft –> Windows –> Current Version –> Internet Settings

3> Change the value to 10, save the new registry values and close registry editor.

You will experience faster browsing after restarting the browser.

How Can I Compress PowerPoint, Word, StarOffice & OpenOffice Presentations

It’s quite a hassle when you have to send a large PowerPoint or word file via email. Normally the servers or networks will be configured to ensure the maximum size doesn’t exceed 4 – 10 MB. Zipping a file, in such a situation reduces the size of the file/files which does help you to an extent.

Zipping is a good solution, but the better approach is to use an application called PPTMinimizer which lets the user compress the files without changing the format.. up to 98% of their initial size is maintained.

Another approach is to create PowerPoint files in the .pptx, .pptm, .ppsx, ..ppsm, .potx and .potm format with any version of Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2007, which also helps in optimizing.

StarOffice or OpenOffice files saved in Microsoft PowerPoint format can also be optimized.

PPTminimizer is for those who love to speed up the loading time and save excess usage of disk space in mailboxes, servers and/or networks .