Web browsers have a very significant role in our day-to-day lives. We depend on web browsers for many of our needs. If there is any problem with the web browser, it can affect our daily life very badly. It is necessary for every user to know the common problems that they might face while using web browsers. They must also know the solutions for these problems because it may not be possible and practical always to get an expert to solve the problem.
The solutions to the usual problems faced while browsing is very simple and easy to do. Following are some of the most common problems faced while browsing along with their possible solutions.
Slow Page Loading And Performance
There can be numerous causes for the slow loading of the page and the slow performance of the browser. Firstly, make sure that you have a good internet connection speed. Also, ascertain that you have the latest version of the browser installed.
If the problem persists, it might be some extension that is disturbing the performance of your browser. You can disable the add-ons, each one at a time to see if it changes something. For doing this, go to More Tools and then Extensions, on the Chrome menu. Similarly, go to Add-ons in the Firefox menu and Extensions on the Edge menu. If you are using a Safari browser, you can do this by selecting Preferences and then Extensions from the Safari menu.
Sometimes it can be a corrupted cache that is dragging down the performance of your browser. In that case, you may very easily destroy these temporary files and give a fresh start to your browser. Remember to keep the passwords at your reach because you will be asked to log in everywhere after the refreshing start.
To do this on the Chrome browser, open Settings from the menu and then Advanced, after which use Clean browsing data. In Firefox go to Options, Privacy & Security and then select the Clear Data option. If you are using the Edge browser, go to Settings. From the menu, choose Clear browsing data. Then select Choose what to clear. For Safari, pick Manage Website Data under Preferences, Privacy on the Safari menu.
It is the cookies and the caches that you need to focus on seriously. The cache option will be hidden in the Safari browser. You can access it by going to the Preferences pane and selecting the Advanced tab. You need to tick Show Develop menu in menu bar. In the new Develop menu that is revealed, select Empty Caches.
If the problem of slow loading persists even after taking these measures, try uninstalling and reinstalling your browser. If the result is negative, you can be sure that the problem is outside of the browser and probably be a malware.
Unwanted URL Suggestions
When you are typing a URL in the browser there might pop up so many other URLs as suggestions. If you feel that these suggestions are unnecessary and disturbing, you can remove them by clearing the browsing history using the method described above.
On the other hand, if you want to delete only one among the many URL suggestions, you can do that without clearing the whole browsing history. When the suggestion pop ups, bring the cursor on the suggestion using the arrow keys and delete it using Shift+Delete. The procedure is the same for Firefox as well, except that you need to press Delete (or Backspace) at the end.
You can do this also by going into the browsing history and deleting the unwanted suggestion. But deleting it from the browser bar is much easier.
Numerous Pop Up Windows
In certain cases, there may be so many popup windows opening automatically. This might probably be the effect of a malware affecting your system. The malware might be in the form of an extension, a program or sometimes it can be completely hidden somewhere. The solution is to use the antivirus software that is installed in your computer to make a complete scan of the system. You may also use some no-install, on-demand scanner to do an extra scan. If the problem persists, try clearing the cookies and the caches.
Browser Crash Happening Repeatedly
If you have the problem of repeated random browser crashes, try following the normal troubleshooting steps mentioned before. Make sure that your browser is up to date and that the extensions are working properly. Try reinstalling the browser if it seems necessary. In case you are using the beta version of the browser, try switching to the normal one. Sometimes, it may be some external device connected to the computer that causes the browser to crash repeatedly. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the software programs and the hardware devices.
Most of the problems you face with the use of your browser can be solved using easy methods like this. If they do not work for you, seek the help of an expert who can guide you in finding the solution to the problem of your browser.