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Chapter 27. Web Browsing with Internet E... > Speeding Up Web Connections

Speeding Up Web Connections

Tuning Internet Explorer for speed and responsiveness involves inevitable trade-offs between rich content and quick results. Elaborate graphics, video clips, sound files, and other large elements add fun and extra dimensions to the Web, but waiting for those elements to download over a slow connection can become frustrating quickly.

Selectively filtering out some types of downloadable content can reduce the amount of time it takes to load a page the first time. Intelligently managing the browser's cache makes it much faster to access pages a second or subsequent time. Of course, even the most careful configurations can't overcome traffic jams on the Internet.


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