AOL Desktop v10.1 seems slow after clearing cache

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AOL Desktop v10.1 seems slow after clearing cache

Cache or footprints are temporary files that are stored on your hard drive every time you visit a website. AOL Desktop v10.1, instead of downloading the entire website from the server each time you visit the site, uses the footprints stored on the temporary files to load the website faster.

When you clear your browser cache or footprints, the temporary files are cleared. Therefore, when you visit the website again, AOL Desktop v10.1 will need to download the entire website from the server. This may delay or slow down the loading of the website. However, if you wish to increase the speed of the software, you may want to turn on AOL TopSpeed.

Note: Clearing footprints frees up space on the hard drive. This helps improve your computer's performance and load web pages faster (except during the first visit to the web page after clearing footprints).

Turn on AOL TopSpeed

1. Launch the AOL Desktop v10.1 software.

2. On the browser pane, click the Settings menu, and then click TopSpeed.

3. Select the check box next to Use TopSpeed when available.

4. Click Save.

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Last updated: 03-24-2011
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