SOLVED: Chrome Slow To Load First Page

If you are using Google Chrome, you may find that is takes 20+ seconds to load the first page and that is annoying.  The problem is likely a proxy setting which you can, and almost certainly should, disable.

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Chrome Speed Proxy Fix

  1. Launch Chrome and notice if you see DETECTING PROXY SETTINGS in the bottom left corner.
  2. Click the settings ellipsis (3 dots) in the top right corner of Chrome
  3. Click Advanced to expand it
  4. Click ‘Open Proxy Settings’
  5. On the Windows Settings Proxy screen click AUTOMATICALLY DETECT SETTINGS to off
  6. Restart Chrome and bingo all will be well

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