Turbo is a mode that switches on when your internet connection is slow (it's implemented using Opera Turbo technology provided 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).
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.
When Turbo mode is on, the browser hides certain website elements, including multimedia. A placeholder displays in their place. To load the hidden content, click the placeholder. To load all hidden page elements, click Turbo and then Show all in the page that opens.
Yandex.Browser compresses videos when Turbo mode is on by default. 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.
After doing this, Turbo will stop switching on automatically.
You can enable or disable Turbo mode, disable notifications, and disable video compression:
|Automatically enable for low connection speeds||This mode is set by default in Yandex.Browser. Turbo automatically turns on when connection speed is low and turns off when it's fast.|
|Always on||Turbo mode is always on, and the icon is displayed in the right part of the page header. For a fast internet connection, Turbo mode might slow down page loading.|
|Off||Turbo mode is disabled. When the internet connection is slow, the icon is displayed in the right part of the page header (enabling Turbo mode is recommended).|
|Notify me about changes in connection speed||You will get Yandex.Browser messages about changes in the connection speed and about Turbo mode.|
|Compress video||You can view compressed video when Turbo mode is activated.|