Browser (classic interface)

Problems with speed

Browser is slow

Try temporarily disabling all extensions and Turbo mode, and clear the cache.

Solution 1. Turn off extensions
  1. In the SmartBox, enter the address browser://tune.
  2. Set all the options to Off.

For more information, see the section Extensions and apps.

Solution 2. Turn off Turbo mode

In Turbo mode, loading pages are compressed on Yandex servers. This usually speeds up the browser significantly. However, if the user's computer is located very far from Yandex servers, the advantage of compressing contents may be lost due to the fact that the page is not sent to the user directly, but via a Yandex server.

Check whether turning off Turbo speeds up the browser:

  1. Click  Settings.
  2. In the lower part of the Settings page, click the Show advanced settings button.
  3. In the Turbo section, set the option to Off.

For more information, see the section Turbo mode.

Solution 3. Clear the cache
  1. Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Del (for Windows) or  + Shift + Del (for Mac OS).
  2. In the window that opens, choose the beginning of time from the list and select the files saved in cache option.
  3. Turn off all the other options (if you don't want to delete anything else other than the browser cache).
  4. Click Clear browsing data.

For more information, see the section Cache.

If you couldn't fix the problem yourself, send a message to the Support service in the Feedback form. Describe the situation in as much detail as possible.

The browser creates too many processes

You don't need to worry if there are a lot of processes running. All browsers based on the Chromium engine work like this. Each browser window, as well as certain extensions and plug-ins, is a separate process that won't affect other tabs and extensions in the event of a failure.

The browser uses too much memory

The amount of RAM consumed depends on the type of content on an open page.

On average, with several tabs open, the browser consumes from 300 to 1000 MB of RAM. If a page has complex Flash objects, memory consumption may exceed 1000 MB.

The number of extensions activated in the browser also affects the amount of memory consumed.

browser installation
browser update
auto update