I use Firefox, Chrome and IE interchangeably all day long; I don't care for one over the other and just randomly open them. So none of their little annoying habits (like asking me if I want to make one the default browser) bother me too much in totality. But yesterday I decided that I just I couldn't stand even one more occasional click in IE about speeding up my browsing. It regularly displays a bar at the bottom of the window prompting one to "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons"
Why don't you just make it speedy, Microsoft!? Seriously, who is the hater at Microsoft that programmed that "feature"!? Here's how to make it go away (these instructions are for Window 7, other versions might vary a little bit):
- Click on the Start button or the Windows button to show the Windows search bar:
- Enter/type "gpedit.msc" in the search bar hit and hit enter
- In the next window expand "Computer Configuration" then expand "Administrative Templates"
- Click on Internet Explorer, you will find the "Disable add on performance notifications" option on the right side.
- Double-click to open it, chose Disable, click OK and close the Policy Editor window.
If you dare, you may want to poke around in there and enable or disable other options. For example, I "enabled" the option to "Turn on menu bar by default", it's annoying to have to press the ALT key to show it, I just want to see it all the time – I'm needy like that. Anyway, be careful in there but take control!