I am running Windows 7 Pro, 32 bit. Every time I open IE-9, a pop-up appears,
asking me if I want to speed up browsing by disabling add-ons. How do I get rid
Unfortunately, you can’t.
But we can definitely make it significantly less likely to happen.
The problem is that this isn’t just a simple informative notification. It’s
actually telling you that some of the add-ons currently loading in IE are taking
too long to load.
The “Speed up browsing” notification
The “Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons” message isn’t just a simple “hey, did you know?” kind of message that IE would display once and then never again.
It’s actually trying to tell you something about your current configuration.
Internet Explorer actually keeps track of the amount of time each add-on takes to load when it starts up. If one or more add-ons take too long, the message is displayed.
There’s no way to turn that off.
We can change the definition of “too long.”
Configuring the “Speed up browsing” message
The next time that the message appears, click the Choose add-ons button.
As you can see, it’ll present a list of add-ons that were loaded when IE started.
Included is the amount of time that each add-on took to load. In my example above, you can see that while the SnagIt add-on loaded almost instantly, the LastPass Toolbar took just over two and a quarter seconds.
Of course, you can disable add-ons, which is what this whole process is designed to encourage.
However if you don’t want to lose the functionality provided by the add-ons that you have, you might not want to do that. You might be willing to have an add-on take a couple of seconds to get started.
Instead of disabling add-ons, locate the time the control near the bottom of the dialog:
“Tell me when the delay caused by add-ons exceeds:” is the source of our troubles. The “Speed up browsing” notification is Internet Explorer telling you that the amount of time taken by add-ons to get started exceeded this amount of time.
Change the default value of “0.20 seconds” by clicking it and selecting something larger … much larger.
Let’s face it, 1/5th of a second isn’t a lot of time; it’s easily exceeded by add-ons that need to communicate with a service on the internet, like LastPass does.
I set mine to 10 seconds, the maximum allowed.
If an add-ons actually takes more than 10 second to load, I probably want to know about it. Otherwise, the “Speed up browsing” notification never appears.
It’s not really disabled, but … close enough.