Google Light for slow connections: Search, Gmail, Youtube and Chrome

Today no one uses the 56K modem to surf the internet anymore, so in general, you always have a theoretically fast connection. However, it happens to those who surf using a USB stick or using their mobile phone as a modem, that at certain times of the day the loading of the sites is extremely slow. In addition, there are still those pay-as-you-go subscription plans, which force the user to check the number of MB transferred so as not to overstep.
In these circumstances, Google provides some tools and light versions of its online services, so that they load faster.
Let's see how to quickly access the light pages of Google services : search, Gmail, Youtube and how to navigate at minimum consumption with Chrome.
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1) In case of slow connection you can use Gmail in HTML mode by opening the address // .
This version does not have all the features of the normal Gmail interface, but allows you to read and compose e-mail messages. This light version of Gmail uses little JavaScript so there are fewer automatisms and each click reloads the page (mind in GMail normal when you click reloads only the part of the page that changes).
2) For faster Google search, you need to disable Google Instant from the preferences page.
On any results page, you can click the gear at the top right to enter the search settings where there is an option related to Google Instant. You can choose to use Instant Forecasting with loading results as you type only if a fast connection is detected or you can disable it completely. To apply the new setting, press the Save button at the bottom.
3) YouTube Feather is a still experimental interface from which you can watch YouTube videos with the lowest possible latency.
I had already talked about this mode in more detail in the post on YouTube Light to watch videos with slow internet .
Since we are talking about slow connection, it is better to select "240P" from the list of resolutions in the options under the video player.
4) Google has improved the image search page a lot over the past year.
If you surf with a slow connection you should look for the basic version of which there is a link below. To do this first you can save this address in favorites: // .
5) If you use Chrome, there is a way to avoid loading the multimedia content of web pages, flash animations, Java applets and videos.
You can go to the Chrome settings, expand the advanced settings, click on the Content settings button and, under the Plug-in item, select Click-to-play and then press OK. This is a better alternative than those extensions like Flashblock which totally prevent the loading of content in Flash because it gives greater control, showing gray boxes that load only if you click on it.
6) You can browse all websites in a mobile version by going to the Google page // (by changing on the site you wants). Each site loaded from here is compressed, with smaller images, simplified layout and without javascript.
7) With Google you can also open a website in "text only" version from the cached copy.
The option is located in the header at the top when opening a cached site only. To do this first, you can use the URL
8) As written in another guide, you can use the browser by pretending that you are using a different one, pretending, if the connection is slow, to navigate from a smartphone.
This can be done by changing User Agent to see mobile version sites that are increasingly lighter. In the latest version of Chrome you can change User Agent from the developer console (right button -> Inspect element) and then press on the wheel at the bottom right to change the "Override User Agent" option and choose to simulate browsing from iPhone or from Android. From the options, do not enable the "overwrite device metrics" option.
9) Google also offers faster DNS servers to upload websites.
In another article every technical aspect about Google DNS is explained.
10) Use a browser that supports SPDY, a new protocol "designed for the low latency of content transport on the World Wide Web". Right now, SPDY is supported by Chrome and Firefox, and is used by both Google and Facebook sites.
Going beyond Chrome and Firefox, as written in another article, the fastest browser to surf with slow connection is Opera . Opera uses the Google WebP image format to show sharper images at the highest possible compression level.

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