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Solved: Why does it take a second click on a link to speed up a web page download?

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  1. hhannam

    hhannam Thread Starter

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    I have noticed in recent weeks that my computer has developed a trend towards slower web page downloading. It used to only be milliseconds or a couple seconds at most (majority of times) to make a change. Now it can take up to several seconds (over ten seconds sometimes) to complete my page changes. You should know that I use a Firefox browser.

    What I have learned that I can do to speed up the process is to either manually close down the selection and re-enter it, or just click on the link a second time in some cases, and the page usually comes up immediately. Interestingly this second attempt works whether I do it almost immediately, or wait a few or several seconds, so it gives the impression that somehow it is releasing whatever it is that's blocking or slowing the download.

    If anyone recognizes this behavior or has an idea what may be causing the inordinate increase in page change delay, or perhaps even more significantly why the second click is so effective, I'd appreciate hearing from you.

    Note: I regularly clean my browser cache and registry with CCleaner.....more than once a day, depending on how much activity, especially pictorial or video, that I'm engaged in.



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    You didn't say which browser you're using, but it may have too many add-ons/plug-ins enabled which will increase a webpage loading time.

    You're heading for grief by using a registry cleaner on a daily basis.

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  3. hhannam

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    Thanks for bringing that fact to my attention. I'll edit my post to include my use of the Firefox browser. As for the registry cleaning, I also failed to distinguish between the frequency I use the registry cleaner of CCleaner and the cache cleaner which I use much more. The fellow I have used for years for computer fixes is the one who originally reassured me that he trusted CCleaner's registry cleaner to not do any damage and that he had used it on his own computers for a long time. CNET's review sums it up pretty well...... 'As with all Registry cleaners, we recommend that you proceed with caution before fixing or deleting any files. CCleaner does offer an online help feature, but for basic cleaning, you probably won't need it.'
     
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    Thank you flavallee for your suggestion, I did remove or disable as many add-ons and plug-ins as possible from my Firefox browser, and my page downloading is now much quicker and doesn't have the multi-second lags that it did before.
     
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    :) (y)

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