Thursday, December 16, 2010

IE 8 opening tabs slowly? There is a solution!

I recently upgraded to IE 8. The major problem that I faced with it was that a "New Tab" would open very very slowly - it was painful!
Then I did some Googling and found a post that said "Turn off Java Add-On for IE 8". And that worked! Now new tabs open like a charm ...
So in IE 8
  1. Go to Tools --> Manage Add-Ons
  2. Select "Toolbars and Extensions".
  3. Disable the following 2:
  • Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper
  • JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class
Both are published by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

No need to restart IE - it should speed your browsing experience considerably.