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    IE8 New Tab takes 10 seconds to open

    Hi,

    Took the plunge and installed IE8 then found it takes forever to open a new tab. I have already done the following:

    1) Removed most of the add-on's there are only a few left which it claims take less then a second to load.

    2) Set the new tab to 'about:blank' instead of the chrome like bookmarks - which I do like but do seem to slow IE8 down.

    Although neither of those seems to have made any real difference. It can take up to 10 seconds to open a new tab. Not always but often.

    Any tips?

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    How many other tabs do you have open?
    When was the last time you restarted your computer?
    Why don;t you use a better browser?

    There are too many factors to give you a good answer with the information you are providing.

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    1) Its takes the same time whether its the second tab or the tenth tab.
    2) I restart my computer every day (well I turn it off over night) and IE8 is this slow from startup.
    3) I do use other browsers for many things, but I still have to use IE8 for some things.
    4) What further information would help?
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    What is the specs for your hardware?
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    i encountered the same thing, and for me, removing the google toolbar solved the problem

    since ie8 has a search box (that you can't get rid of), this wasn't too big a loss

    i kinda miss google's "up" button, though
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    Hmmm... tried these ideas and no difference, still takes up to 10 seconds with the new tab saying 'connecting...'.

    Hardware specs, Intel Centrino Duo T2300 @ 1.66GHz, 2GB RAM.

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    At this point I would try to reinstall IE8.


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