Speed ​​up your browser by freeing up memory

speed up your browser by freeing up memory
speed up your browser by freeing up memory

Internet browsers offer a good number of extensions and modules which make them even more functional and more practical. However, this comes at a cost, the loading speed of your browser.

Extensions eat up a lot of the RAM of our computers, causing sluggishness at the browser level, but also at the computer level as a whole.

In this article, I'll show you how to optimize and speed up your browser by freeing up memory in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Speed ​​up Google Chrome browser

Step 1:

In Chrome, you can check the running tasks by right clicking on "Menu" then clicking on "more tools" and selecting "Task manager" or using the keyboard shortcut Shift + Esc. Then click on the title of the "Task" column to classify them by type, or click on the "memory" title for a classification from smallest to largest. Click again for the reverse.


Step 2:

Once you have done that, you can see all the chrome tasks running on the PC. You will find that this is costing you a lot of memory. There are two types of tasks: open tabs and extensions that run in the background. To stop a running task, all you have to do is select the task, then click on the button at the bottom right "Stop the process".


Step 3:

Each of the tabs in Chrome considered as a separate process, so closing a process does not affect another tab. In short, each tab consumes memory. You therefore need to open the minimum number of tabs.

Stopping a process is in effect until you restart Chrome. To permanently delete an extension, type in the address bar chrome: // extensions, select the extension you want to delete and click "Remove". To deactivate it without deleting it, uncheck the box Enabled.

Speed ​​up the Firefox browser

Firefox also has a task manager. Firefox's task manager lets you see tabs and extensions that consume a lot of memory and power.

To deactivate or delete an extension,

  1. Click on the menu button fx57menu
  2. Click on More
  3. Click on Task Manager which then opens in a new tab.

The task manager can display useful information about active tabs and extensions in Firefox.
In the task manager, hovering over an item gives more details about the performance of that item, tab or extension. The action button also appears at the end of the task row.
This button is used to perform the following actions:

  • Task associated with a tab: close the associated tab.
  • Task associated with an additional module: open the add-on page in a new tab.

Speed ​​up the Internet explorer browser

Internet Explorer does not communicate the memory used for the modules, but you can get an idea according to their loading time. To do this, click on the button tools select Manage Add-ons And click Charging time to see which module is the slowest.


To stop loading an extension, select it and click on deactivate.

To create a desktop shortcut that starts IE without any extension, click the button Start de Windows, All programs -> Accessories -> System tools and right click on Internet Explorer (without add-ons). Select "Send to"then" desktop (create a shortcut) ".