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Turn off loading websites and content in the background to optimize performance



This policy setting determines whether Internet Explorer preemptively loads websites and content in the background speeding up performance such that when the user clicks a hyperlink the background page seamlessly switches into view.If you enable this policy setting Internet Explorer doesn’t load any websites or content in the background.If you disable this policy setting Internet Explorer preemptively loads websites and content in the background.If you don’t configure this policy setting users can turn this behavior on or off using Internet Explorer settings. This feature is turned on by default


    The policy is located under of Local Group Policy Editor.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKCU -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> PrefetchPrerender!Enabled

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Advanced Page

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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