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IE8 so much slower than Google Chrome

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Broooz, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Broooz

    Broooz Flightless Bird

    It takes about 10" for IE to open compared to almost instant for Chrome.
    Yes I am opening a blank page in both cases. Does this mean that IE is
    checking more for security (even though not opening anything) or does it
    mean I should start using Chrome. But is Chrome as secure?

    Answers would be appreciated

    Thanks

    Broooz

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  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Do you have the same experience when you start Internet Explorer from
    the 'no add-ons' icon?

    If you have XP: Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
    Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)

    If you have Vista or 7: Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start
    Search box > click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)

    Do you have the same experience after you have reset Internet Explorer
    settings?

    "How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Broooz wrote:
    > It takes about 10" for IE to open compared to almost instant for Chrome.
    > Yes I am opening a blank page in both cases. Does this mean that IE is
    > checking more for security (even though not opening anything) or does it
    > mean I should start using Chrome. But is Chrome as secure?
    >
    > Answers would be appreciated
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Broooz
    >
     
  3. Broooz

    Broooz Flightless Bird

    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:#5H0YyPrKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Do you have the same experience when you start Internet Explorer from the
    > 'no add-ons' icon?
    >
    > If you have XP: Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
    > Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
    >
    > If you have Vista or 7: Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start Search
    > box > click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
    >
    > Do you have the same experience after you have reset Internet Explorer
    > settings?
    >
    > "How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    >
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Broooz wrote:
    >> It takes about 10" for IE to open compared to almost instant for Chrome.
    >> Yes I am opening a blank page in both cases. Does this mean that IE is
    >> checking more for security (even though not opening anything) or does it
    >> mean I should start using Chrome. But is Chrome as secure?
    >>
    >> Answers would be appreciated
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Broooz



    Thanks Leonard. I tried resetting - it takes me down to 6 seconds - time
    saved I suspect is google toolbar - but still very slow. Opening tabs from
    there is 3" so a lot better but still so much slower than Chrome which is
    instant? I guess I would use IE8 if more secure though.
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Look at IE Tools | Manage add-ons | Enable/disable add-ons | Add-ons
    currently loaded... & Add-ons that have been used...

    Do any of those load when you open Chrome (or FF)?


    Broooz wrote:
    > It takes about 10" for IE to open compared to almost instant for Chrome.
    > Yes I am opening a blank page in both cases. Does this mean that IE is
    > checking more for security (even though not opening anything) or does it
    > mean I should start using Chrome. But is Chrome as secure?
     
  5. Broooz

    Broooz Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:evHsxMQrKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Look at IE Tools | Manage add-ons | Enable/disable add-ons | Add-ons
    > currently loaded... & Add-ons that have been used...
    >
    > Do any of those load when you open Chrome (or FF)?
    >
    >
    > Broooz wrote:
    >> It takes about 10" for IE to open compared to almost instant for Chrome.
    >> Yes I am opening a blank page in both cases. Does this mean that IE is
    >> checking more for security (even though not opening anything) or does it
    >> mean I should start using Chrome. But is Chrome as secure?



    I have disabled all add-ons and that speeded things up significantly but it
    still takes about 4" seconds longer than Chrome.
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Now try opening IE in No Add-ons mode. Then try doing a Reset.

    Meanwhile, how does taking a few seconds longer to open a new instance of IE
    vs. a new instance of Chrome affect your quality of life?

    Broooz wrote:
    > I have disabled all add-ons and that speeded things up significantly but
    > it
    > still takes about 4" seconds longer than Chrome.
    >
    >> Look at IE Tools | Manage add-ons | Enable/disable add-ons | Add-ons
    >> currently loaded... & Add-ons that have been used...
    >>
    >> Do any of those load when you open Chrome (or FF)?
    >>
    >>> It takes about 10" for IE to open compared to almost instant for Chrome.
    >>> Yes I am opening a blank page in both cases. Does this mean that IE is
    >>> checking more for security (even though not opening anything) or does it
    >>> mean I should start using Chrome. But is Chrome as secure?
     
  7. Broooz

    Broooz Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OYHsfxYrKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Now try opening IE in No Add-ons mode. Then try doing a Reset.
    >
    > Meanwhile, how does taking a few seconds longer to open a new instance of
    > IE vs. a new instance of Chrome affect your quality of life?
    >

    Thanks Yes I guess you are right but it seems a bit frustrating to take
    that much longer especially every time you click on a link it takes you to a
    new sheet. I will probably default to Chrome if there is no security
    disadvantage.
     
  8. Steve

    Steve Flightless Bird

    I switched to Chrome 2 months ago... I like it.

    "Broooz" <Broooz@nospamplease.com> wrote in message
    news:%23oMJiRbrKHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OYHsfxYrKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Now try opening IE in No Add-ons mode. Then try doing a Reset.
    >>
    >> Meanwhile, how does taking a few seconds longer to open a new instance of
    >> IE vs. a new instance of Chrome affect your quality of life?
    >>

    > Thanks Yes I guess you are right but it seems a bit frustrating to take
    > that much longer especially every time you click on a link it takes you to
    > a new sheet. I will probably default to Chrome if there is no security
    > disadvantage.
    >
    >
     

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