Add-ons are simple tools that enable you to include extra features that are not pre-installed on your browser. The problem with having many add-ons is that they affect your browsing performance especially when you perform certain tasks such as opening new tabs or navigating to webpages. If you find yourself in such a situation and need to improve your browser performance, disabling the add-ons may be a good place to start. In this Internet Explorer tutorial, you will learn how to disable add ons in Internet Explorer 9.
How to Disable Add ons in Internet Explorer 9
1. Click Tools and from the drop-down menu select Manage add-ons.
2. In the Manage Add-ons dialog box, select the add-on you want to remove and click Disable.
3. Close the dialog box and you’re done.
What’s cool about IE 9 is that it automatically lets you know when your add-ons are affecting your browser performance using it’s Add-on Performance Advisor tool so that you can take corrective action. This handy tool measures the load and navigation time for the add-ons that are in your browser and displays a notification when the add-ons performance exceeds a pre-set limit.In this tutorial, you will learn how to disable add ons in Internet Explorer 9.
How to Disable Add ons in Internet Explorer
The default pre-set time limit for the Performance Advisor tool is 0.2 seconds. When the total average load or navigation time of the add-ons exceeds 0.2 seconds, IE displays a notification.
When you press the Disable add-ons button, the Choose Add-ons dialog is displayed. It lists the load or navigation times of each add-on in the increasing order of time along with a color bar. To improve the browser performance, you need to disable the add-ons with the longest time limit.
To view the performance impact of add-ons navigate to Tools->Manage Add-ons. In the Manage add-ons dialog box, scroll to the right to check out the load times of each add-on.
If you want to set the pre-set limit to a lower limit, here’s what you need to do.
1. Right-click the Tab bar and select Command to display the Command bar.
3. In the Choose Add-ons dialog box, from the Tell me when the delay caused by add-ons exceeds drop-down list, select a time limit and then click Done.