Published by chromethemer
As you may know, opening a new tab within your internet browser takes up a lot less memory and at the same time uses less bandwidth compared to running multiple browser windows on one machine. You may also notice a spike in memory use when you run a few different browsers at the same time like internet explorer and chrome simultaneously for example. However, most modern personal computers have more than enough memory, ram and other good stuff it needs to process all of your data. Internet speed and consumption thereof is our biggest concern in 2017 going forward.
Stick To Your Favorite Internet Browser...
Firstly I would always recommend running one browser of your choice at any single time, there are many available... I choose Chrome for various reasons. However, I am not an expert on the different web browsers that are available, although I know firefox is quite popular as well. By following the steps below you may be able to save a few megabytes of data. Some countries, like South-Africa for example, has one of the highest per-bundle-internet rates in the world so... Even if you do have the best internet package and even if you are on the fastest network in the world, you too can benefit from following these simple tips...
Saving bandwidth is always good practice and helps to keep the load down for everyone that uses the internet. Below you will find a few handy tips you can use to cut down on your bandwidth consumption and even help to speed up your connection and/or device a little bit.
Change A Few Settings...
Disable Automatic Updates...
Scan For Malware Regularly...
No doubt a few browsers like Google Chrome and FireFox will increase the speed of your internet connection. You can also speed up most internet browsers by easily adjusting a few settings. How to do this will depend upon the various browsers; Here I will show you how to make some changes to Google's Chrome browser. If you are using a different browser, these settings will be more or less the same, please see your specific browser's "settings" panel on how to achieve the same results.
If you have limited data plan or if you connect pc to a smartphone. Then you probably should reduce your data usage. The settings below will help to save data usage using chrome.
1. Settings->advanced settings->privacy->Content settings->Images->check “disable images”
2. Settings->advanced settings->privacy->Content settings->plugins->check “click to play”
3. Settings->advanced settings->privacy->Content settings->popup->check “disable popups”
For some websites like chromethemer.com, it's kind of important for you to see the images on every page, However, this does use more bandwidth as images usually use more bandwidth compared to text. If you can not understand content without images, It's probably better to enable images.
The second settings option stops playing videos and Flash automatically. when you click, then only will they play. This setting is must to Reduce data usage and it prevents videos from just starting to play. Only use what you need is the key here.
In general, most of the time it's a good idea to disable any pop-ups, so the third setting is also must to save bandwidth usage and it keeps you safer as well when surfing the web.
Wi-Fi networks on Windows, if you are running Linux or a different operating system you may possibly be able to do the same. By default, Windows sets Wi-Fi networks to non-metered, this allows programs and other software on your machine to run at maximum capacity. But if your Internet service provider charges you by the amount of data you use as it is in most countries, setting your network connection to metered can help you limit your data usage and also increase your internet speed, or at least make it feel faster. Further study needs to be done to test my theory, however, I do believe by setting your even-uncapped internet connection to a metered connection in Windows, you will at least save another small percentage of data.
To set a Wi-Fi network connection as metered:
Select Start > Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage known networks.
Select the Wi-Fi network > Properties > turn on Set as metered connection.
Please see microsoft's official site should you need more info.
Sometimes when you visit a website for the first time you might be asked to accept cookies for the site... This has absolutely nothing to do with your appetite... however by accepting cookies from a particular site allows you to save a ton of bandwidth.
Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer. They are designed to hold a small data packages specific to a particular website. A cookie can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. Cookies are often indispensable for websites that have huge databases like chromethemer.com :))
Cookies usually don't contain much information except for the url of the website that created the cookie, the duration of the cookie's abilities and effects, and a random number. Due to the little amount of information a cookie contains, it usually cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.However, marketing is becoming increasingly sophisticated and cookies in some cases can be aggressively used to create a profile of your surfing habits. Cookies make your surfing experience faster and may save you bandwidth by only loading files once when you first visit a website. Then next time you visit the same website there will be no need to reload all of its content unless the specific page gets an update, in which case only the new content will load.
Viruses and other nasty malware can really slow you down and even destroy your computer. It's absolutely so important to properly Scan Your Computer for Malware at least a few times per week to ensure that everything is working as it should be. Completely and correctly scanning your computer for viruses and other malware like Trojan horses, rootkits, spyware, adware, worms, etc. is often a very important troubleshooting step when trying to figure out why you have such a slow connection speed. There are so many good, free antivirus programs and scanners available that you really should have a problem finding one you like and trust. However, so many people have the best software, but they either forget to set up scheduled scans or they don't bother using the software at all.
I do agree that the internet is becoming more and more secure every day, however, you never know when you might be caught off guard and click on a bad link or download a file from an untrustworthy source. Prevention is better here... Make sure to scan your computer often and you will have a fast running machine with a properly functioning internet connection.
There is an awesome article about how to properly scan your computer on lifewire.com Check it out sometime.
Wow! That's a lot of things you can do to save a litle bit of bandwidth and speed up your internet connection as well as ensuring your computer works like it should be working. Remeber that a lot of small things may end up being one big thing... The ocean itself is but a mere collection of water droplets...lol Especially if you take into account that... There are litterally dozens of things you can do to make sure you are using the web as efficiently as possible, thus saving you money, time and data.
I hope this article helps, I will be adding more content and going into further detail about everything that we have covered so far... so please be sure to come back to this page occasionally to check for any future updates and freshly added content.
You may want to consider opting out of automatic updates. You can still download all the important updates you missed out on, without having to spent data constantly checking for new updates... Rather schedule your updates and choose when you want to download them. The following applies to Windows 10.
Opening a new tab in your browser could actually save you quite a bit of bandwidth. We all surf the web everyday, but it doesn't cost us all the same...
My Latest Tips Help You Save Bandwidth...
Why Opening A New Tab Is Better For Your Bandwidth...
Preventing your operating system. in my case, Windows 10 from automatically downloading various updates can really save you a lot of data in the long run... However, this is a bit tricky as sometimes the updates could be important... Usually, any updates are very small... So, I would suggest that you use your own discretion here. I usually always have my automatic updates disabled and ask windows to notify me if there are any updates available. For people who have day-time and night-time internet bundles, this can be very handy, as you can set your computer to check for updates at a certain time. I suggest you allow your computer to check for updates at least once per month to make sure you don't miss any important ones.
HowToGeek has published an awesome article on how you can easily manage automatic updates, so please feel free to have a look at the page when you have some time.
Try out a few different internet browsers and then stick to the one you find comfortable and safe enough to navigate the web. Internet browsers are all usually free to download and use, so again... this won't cost you anything extra. You may want to try FireFox, Chrome or Opera to start out with, obviously there are a lot more to choose from, however, I personally use these ones and I have no complaints. Opera is especially good on your cell phone, though Chrome is my first choice. As I mentioned above, sticking to one browser at a time will definitely speed up your PC's performance at least by a small percentage.