Easy Ways to Avoid Internet Browser Issues

When you’re experiencing internet browser issues, the solution is often simpler than you might think! We’ve compiled a list of the top five things to try the next time you’re having trouble.

Ensure Your Browser is up to Date

If some of the things you want or need to access aren’t working correctly, you could be running an out-of-date version of your internet browser. Most browsers will update automatically unless you’ve accidentally disabled automatic updates. Here’s how to check for updates on your browser >>

Clear Your Cookies and Cache

When you visit a website, your internet browser holds on to information so you can access the website quicker in the future. Over time, that information builds up and can cause your browser to run slowly. You might also experience login issues. It’s a good idea to clear out your cache, browser history and cookies on a regular basis. Clear your cache and browser history >>

Do a “Hard Refresh”

A hard refresh clears the browser’s cache for a specific page, forcing it to load the most recent version. Sometimes when a website is updated, the changes are not seen right away because the browser is still using an older version of the page which helps the browser to load pages faster. Learn how to hard refresh >>

Ensure You have Flash and JavaScript Enabled

If you’re having trouble with images and video, that could be due to a removal of Flash or JavaScript. All these options should be enabled by default in your browser, but it’s possible that you’ve deliberately or inadvertently switched them off. You can find official help online for making sure these media plug-ins are enabled: Click through for Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari. If you’re running on a newer version of Google Chrome, it’s important to note that you may need to manually confirm Flash to run each time you open your browser. You’ll especially want to keep this in mind when you’re using Realist. In Microsoft Edge, open the app menu then pick Settings and View advanced settings.[1]

Be Mindful of Your Tabs

Managing your open tabs more efficiently will also help you browse faster. The more tabs you have open, the slower your browser is going to run. This can be as simple as keeping the number of open tabs you have down to a minimum. This isn’t easy in today’s age of web apps and information overload but try resisting the temptation to keep a dozen tabs open at once. If you have sites that you need to continually reference, try bookmarking them.[2]

Did these tips work for you? Let us know down in the comment section! And if you continue to have issues, please feel free to contact REcolorado Customer Care at support@REcolorado.com or 303.850.9576, option 1. They’re happy to help!

[1] https://gizmodo.com/9-common-browser-problems-and-how-to-fix-them-1827014349

[2] https://www.popsci.com/speed-up-your-web-browser#page-8