Improve Internet Eplorer 8 Speed

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 19, 2009
Internet Explorer, Microsoft

Microsoft not only lists the installed toolbars, plugins and add-ons but also their loading time. This loading time is added on top of the normal tab loading time in Internet Explorer. It is now easy with the tools at hand to analyze the toolbars and plugins that increase the tab and window loading time in Internet Explorer the most and find ways to deal with the situation.

A right-click on any toolbar or plugin in the add-on's menu provides the option to disable it right away. Internet Explorer 8 will automatically search for related add-ons giving the user the choice to disable them as well. The loading time of some plugins and toolbars is not displayed in the manager. Disabling these can also have a positive effect on the tab and window loading times in Internet Explorer.


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  1. erald said on September 14, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    how to make by a program my web faster

  2. Dotan Cohen said on August 23, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    > Dotan sure, better this way?

    Well, the tab button still passes over it in Firefox! Try it: put the cursor in the textarea and press tab.

  3. jake_ie8team said on July 22, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Instead of manually disabling Add-ons in IE 8 you can also run IE 8 in “No Add-ons” mode by going to the Start Menu then All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (No Add-ons). Also check out this post on the IE 8 blog about speeding up the opening of new tabs –

    – Jake

    MSFT Internet Explorer Outreach Team

  4. Jojo said on July 20, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I have had the same problem with IE8 and I am not sure it is due to an add-on (i have not added any customized add-on’s to IE8.

    If you do a Google search on:
    IE8 connecting

    You will see that there are many, many people with the same problem.

    Someone said this would fix the problem:

    Run a Command Prompt as Administrator and type
    regsvr32 actxprxy.dll

    But it didn’t help me.

  5. Harmen said on July 20, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Put the “notify me” in the right TAB-order, just after the comment text field and before “submit comment” button and it would really make sense.

  6. Dotan Cohen said on July 19, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    By the way, Martin, is there any chance of putting the “Notify me of followup comments” checkbox above the “Submit Comment” button. It is frustrating for keyboard users to tab down to the checkbox then tab back up to the submit button.


    1. Martin said on July 19, 2009 at 5:32 pm

      Dotan sure, better this way?

  7. Dotan Cohen said on July 19, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    This is a great idea. It is well known that may extensions will slow down the performance of any software, and this is a responsible step on behalf of Microsoft to include such a tool in IE. I even went and requested such a tool for inclusion in Firefox:

    If you would like to see this tool in Firefox as well, then please comment on that bug.

  8. tullius said on July 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm

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