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Speeding Up Internet Explorer
4. Type MaxConnectionsPerServer as the name of the new DWORD value.
5. Right-click this value and select Modify.
6. Set the base to Decimal and enter a value greater than 6, as shown in
I like to use 15 as my value here. Click OK when you are done.
Figure 17-2: Set a value for MaxConnectionsPerServer.
7. Create a new DWORD value and type MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server as
8. Right-click this value and click Modify.
9. Set the base to Decimal and enter in the new value. Use the same value
you used in step 6. Click OK when you are finished.
10. Exit Registry Editor and reboot your computer.
After your computer has rebooted, your new Internet Explorer settings are
active. If you ever feel like undoing this tweak, just go back into the registry
and delete the MaxConnectionsPerServer and MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server
values that you created and reboot.
Another method to speed up Internet Explorer is to disable add-ons that may
have a big impact on browser performance. In the last few releases, Internet
Explorer started keeping track of how third-party add-ons and plug-ins affect
performance. You can find this information in the Load Time and Navigation
Time columns of the Manage Add-ons screen shown in Figure 17-3.