Turbo mode switches on if your internet connection is slow (Turbo mode is based on Opera Turbo technology, developed by Opera Software). It helps speed up site loading and saves on data traffic. Pages load faster due to reduced data volume (page contents are compressed on Yandex servers before being sent to the browser).
If Turbo mode is on, the page loading indicator turns blue.
Two thresholds determine when Turbo mode switches on and off:
If the connection speed exceeds 512 Kbit/s, Turbo automatically switches off and the icon disappears. If the connection speed once again falls below 512 Kbit/s, Turbo mode will remain off until it falls below 128 Kbit/s.
By default, the browser compresses video when Turbo mode is on. Playback of the compressed video begins when you click the placeholder. Compressed video additionally saves up to 70% of traffic, but reduces the video quality. To view video without loss of quality, disable video compression for the tab or entirely.
Turn off video compression: