Browsing the Internet through Chrome or Firefox can get faster without moving the router as long as you download and install the right plugins in the browser. Regardless of which site you visit, some programs can make loading faster, free up RAM to speed up PC performance, or simply simplify the interface to make everything smoother on your computer. Here's a selection of five extensions to install on Google Chrome or Firefox and surf the web faster.
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1. The Great Suspender and Dustman
The Great Suspender (Chrome) and Dustman (Firefox) plugins are extensions that disable unused tabs to save computer resources. If you left a site open but haven't been using it for a while, the software puts you on hold so you don't consume memory unnecessarily, leaving your PC busy with just what matters at the moment. Then just one click to resume the work left behind.
The Great Suspend saves memory by hibernating tabs Photo: Playback / Filipe Garrett)
2. Quick Tabs and Fast Tab Switcher
With Quick Tabs (Chrome) and Fast Tab Switcher extensions (Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fast-tab-switcher/) you can create a shortcut to quickly move between open tabs. without having to search the top bar. Plugins are especially useful when there are several websites open and it is difficult to read the page title in the tab. With a click on the plugin, the user accesses the links in a list and can navigate faster without wasting time flipping tab by tab.
Quick Tabs creates open tab list for quick access Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Infinity New Tab is a plugin for Chrome and Firefox that creates a New Tab page with everything you need at a click: history, bookmarks, recent sites and even the weather. With a fully customizable interface, the plugin also allows you to add a search bar with various search engines to choose from.
Infinity New Tab puts important content on new tab screen Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Ghostery is an ad blocker that acts smarter than other plugins that promises to eliminate advertising. Rather than simply preventing all of the page's advertising features from working, the extension attempts to identify when your action results in a malfunction of some site function and makes the necessary adjustments to avoid impairing navigation. As a result, the user has the best of both worlds: cleaner pages and geis without resource loading errors.
Ghostery is a smart ad blocker for the browser Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
There are few things that take more time to navigate than entering your passwords manually. Password managers like LastPass help streamline logins by filling out forms automatically. The software lets you enter credentials with one click to quickly enter Facebook, Twitter, email and any other sites you have an account with. In addition, the service offers much of its functions for free, including the secure password suggestion feature and mobile app sync.
LastPass automatically fills in passwords and saves you time when browsing Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
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