The convenience of working on the network largely depends on the correct settings of the browser. Which browser you use also plays a significant role. The most widespread is Internet Explorer, although there are more convenient programs for working on the Internet.
The standard Windows browser is quite inconvenient for work, it has very meager customization options. Therefore, it is better to install a third-party program right away. It could be Mozilla Firefox, which attracts a lot of users. Google Chrome, which is very fast. Opera, which has great possibilities for fine-tuning. These browsers, along with regular IE, are used most often.
The choice of program depends on what you are going to do on the web. For information search and fast surfing, Google Chrome is the best option. Designed to work with the largest search engine, it will allow you to find the information you are interested in very quickly.
For all its advantages, Google Chrome is not very convenient for communication on forums and social networks. In particular, it does not have standard anti-advertising tools. For communication, it is better to use Mozilla Firefox, this is a good choice for those who are just starting to get acquainted with the Internet. For those looking to surf the web, Opera or its community-driven version of Opera AC is the best choice.
The browser is selected, now you need to configure it correctly. Regardless of the program you use, set up the correct opening of tabs - each new page should open in a new tab (but not a new window), while the open tab is activated. When you close a tab, the one that was open before it becomes active.
Don't forget to tweak your cache. To do this, in Mozilla Firefox open: "Tools" - "Options" - "Network". Make sure there is no check mark next to "Disable automatic cache management". In Opera open: "Service" - "General settings" - "Advanced" - "History". Set the size of the disk cache to 50-100 MB, the in-memory cache to "Automatic". In the section for checking documents (at the bottom of the window) set the option for checking for updates - "Never" for documents and images. IE and Google Chrome have no cache.
When launching Google Chrome, the user may be confused by the simplicity of the interface - in particular, the lack of a menu. For the convenience of working with bookmarks, click the wrench-shaped icon (it is located immediately after the search bar), select "Options" - "General". Check the box "Always show bookmarks bar". Now, to save the page, you just need to right-click on the bookmarks bar and select the save location - on the panel itself (for quick access) or in the bookmark folder.
If you want to work through a proxy server, in IE open: "Service" - "Internet Options" - "Connections" - "Settings". Check the box using a proxy server and enter its details - address and port number. In Google Chrome, click the settings icon, select Options - Advanced - Network - Change Proxy Settings. In Mozilla Firefox - "Tools" - "Options" - "Network" - "Connection" - "Configure". Select "Manual proxy service configuration". When working in Opera: "Service" - "General settings" - "Network" - "Proxy servers".
When working online, try not to save passwords in your browser. To do this, you can immediately cancel their saving in the settings. It is much safer to spend a few seconds manually entering your password.