Why is my computer so slow? Your browser needs a tune-up.

Nobody wants to go slow on the internet. (After all, it’s supposed to be a highway.) This quick fix-it-list will have you feeling the wind in your hair in no time.

Things you can do to improve browser performance if you have a slow computer

Update that browser

Updates are like oil changes: it’s easy to ignore them, but eventually your neglect will catch up with you. Install updates as they arrive, however, and you’ll enjoy their intended benefit: a browser that’s constantly getting faster, leaner, and more secure. Here’s more information about…

Check your add-ons

Add-ons are kind of like after-market spoilers or custom rims: they’re designed to extend your browser’s performance as it manages and displays the stuff you see online. But much like that spoiler, chances are you’ve got some add-ons you don’t need. Check your list to see what might be slowing you down and disable the add-ons you aren’t using.

Bookmark those precious tabs

We feel you: we too save tabs for later. And then “later” never quite comes around, and the next thing you know you have 432 tabs in your trunk. Bookmark your tabs so you don’t lose them but your browser doesn’t have to load them. Firefox has a truly awesome bookmarks bar – check it out.

Try closing your browser

If your computer is still slow when your browser is closed, then you’ve got another program to blame.

You knew this was coming: Download Firefox

The Firefox refresh feature can fix many issues that may be slowing you down. Handily, it restores Firefox to its default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs. We’re not usually ones to toot our own horn, but the latest Firefox is faster, leaner, and better at multitasking than ever. It’s like browsing the web in a brand new car.

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