I don’t like Internet Explorer, I prefer the minimalist Google Chrome. It’s easier to maintain a less complexity software than other with more functionality. But if we have to be fair, the majority of the problems you face working with this browser are created by external sources.
There are a lot of software that can be included in IE browser to extend its functionality. For example toolbar, viewers, and other sort of plugin.
So, why not having ways to know if something is wrong with this extensions ?
Check The Load Time Of Toolbar’s and Extensions
Maybe you don’t know that when you open a new browser window or tab, Internet Explorer IE has to use some time to load the extensions. This is one of the main reason why the browser become slower with the time.
So why not check the time an extension take to load?:
Go to the Tools menu and select Manage Add-ons:
In this window select Toolbars and Extensions:
Now we can see how much time this extension take to load on the Load time column:
So, it’s very easy to disable the Add-ons that are slowing your Internet Explorer.
Loading Internet Explorer Â IE Without Add-ons
Internet Explorer offers us the possibility to load the program without plugins. This is the better way to be sure that your extensions are not doing something wrong.
There are several ways to start Internet Explorer using this mode but I think that the easier is:
Go to your start menu, Search programs and files:
Type no add-ons and press Enter:
Now you can start using Internet Explorer.
Thanks for the info as I am a user of Internet Explorer but I only use IE7 which doesn’t list toolbars and extensions. Is there also a way of doing this with earlier versions on Internet Explorer also
Mike, your best bet is to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8, simply for better security and better compatibility with your favorite sites. Upgrade here, and let me know what you think:
I upgraded to IE8 about 6 months ago and had nothing but problems so went back to IE7. Has anything changed with it recently to make me want to upgrade again.
I don’t think so.
Great tutorial! This walk through is an excellent resource that clearly explains some easy fixes for IE8 problems.
Keep up the good work.
IE Outreach Team
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