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Improve Web Browser Performance by Clearing the Cache

If your web browser seems to be acting a bit sluggish, try clearing out the browser cache (pronounced cash). The cache is a holding area where your computer temporarily places web pages that you've viewed. This is done so when you view the pages again, the browser can quickly reload the page elements, such as logos and images, without having to download them.


The web browser also saves cookies, such as your shopping preferences for various web sites, and a history of the web addresses you have visited. Your download history, which includes files you have downloaded such as Word and PDF files, is saved too.


As the cache fills up, it can slow down your browser's performance. To resolve this issue, do some digital housekeeping by following the instructions for Clearing the Browser Cache.


If you have any questions, contact the Help Desk through the TUhelp web site at or call 215-204-8000.

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