Improve Google Chrome page loading speed
Recently I noticed my Firefox is loading pages much faster than Google Chrome does. But this occurs only if operating system is Windows. I’ve a netbook where OS is Linux where Chrome loads pages faster. So I was wondering why Chrome is working faster in Linux, and slower in Windows?
First I thought the slow page load is because of my internet connection, but I’ve 2 mbps speed broadband, so that wouldn’t be the issue. Is it because of the webhost? Or the problem is because of website? If Firefox loads pages faster in both Windows & Linux, then what is there in Firefox which is not in Chrome? Yes, I got it. The proxy settings.
Google Chrome inherits proxy settings from Internet Explorer in Windows, whereas Firefox has its own Proxy settings. So I changed the proxy settings in Internet Explorer, and deselected ‘Automatically detect settings’, that’s it. Now all my browsers loads pages faster than before. Using Internet Explorer’s capability to Automatically detect proxy server settings, IE uses the proxy when a proxy server is reachable, otherwise it connects directly to internet when proxy server is not found. But as we home users don’t use any proxy server in our home, there’s no point IE wandering for a proxy, rather than connecting to the internet directly.
You can follow the below steps to adjust your IE settings:
1. Open Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options
2. Go to Connections tab, then LAN settings
3. Deselect ‘Automatically detect settings’