yeps they CAN slow down the loading speed. if your PC is low on RAM then its a good idea to keep in mind also, that the addons take up a chunk of RAM as well.
If I’m on a web browser capable of rendering JS then I normally have the following addons and nothing more:
- addon to enable/disable JS preferably on a per-site basis
- addon to block canvas
- addon to block cookies preferable on a per-site basis
- addon to disable 3rd party images, 3rd party css, 3rd party JS, 3rd party objects
- addon to force HTTPS all the time over HTTP
One thing I noticed though is if you import a massive hosts file with known advertising/spying URLs (like one at least 300KB or more) all set to 127.0.0.1 or 0.0.0.0, I noticed pages loading MUCH MUCH faster after importing that
In my experience blocking ad links (firewall, hosts file, blocking 3rd party stuff) can significantly speed up browsing.
There is normally a lot of poo in websites that is useless spyware that no one needs lols.
if you want the ULTIMATE in performance , AND not having websites probe what software you have installed on your PC (lulz): Links browser supports cookies and proxy (tor too), but no JS or videos
i guess brave is webkit…hm… ya if you cant find good addons other than what’s installed already, then i personally have this as one of the entries in my hosts file:
People should teach kids in school to “just say ‘No’” to google. “Google madam ?” , “Oh…no thank you”…
hehehe, however if you route through Tor, it will bypass your hosts file and firewall since its made to be resistant like that lol
i personally don’t use it just because I don’t need to and it’s a performance hit, but… i’m not on webkit either normally, other than for RAM usage ; i don’t see anything wrong with that Matrix addon that lets you control stuff. I think ublock origin is kinda like it ? I think those two alone will give you the control u need over webpages
It’s good blocking canvas too thoo…
fun fact; what’s webkit based off ? KHTML I use console browsers and mozilla-based poo tho -_-