[Tip] Disable Page Prediction Feature in Your Web Browser

Page Prediction (sometimes also known as Flip Ahead) is a feature present in almost all modern web browsers which helps in loading web pages faster by predicting which website URL you are going to type in the address bar or which link you are going to click next and then preloading that web page in the background so that the web page can load faster.

It becomes better over time by learning which URL inputs typed by you led to a particular website and what links do you click most on web pages.

Although its a useful feature but sometimes you may want to disable this feature as it may waste your Internet connection bandwidth in preloading the web pages. Sometimes you may not open the preloaded web page, thus it'll waste Internet resources. Also it might be a privacy issue as some anonymous data and statistics might be send to the server to make this feature better and more reliable.

Today in this tutorial, we'll tell you how to disable/turn off Page Prediction feature in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Microsoft Edge web browsers.

Disable Page Prediction Feature in Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools button (gear icon) present on the toolbar. Alternatively you can press ALT+X keys together to access Tools menu.

2. Now select Internet Options item from Tools menu. It'll open Internet Options window.

3. Now go to Advanced tab and scroll down a little. You'll see "Enable flip ahead with page prediction" option. Uncheck/disable this option and apply the changes.

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That's it. It'll disable page prediction feature in Internet Explorer web browser.

Disable Page Prediction Feature in Google Chrome:

1. Open Google Chrome web browser and click on 3-dots (Control) button present at the right-side of the toolbar. Now select Settings option from the menu. Alternatively, you can directly open the Settings page by typing chrome://settings/ in Chrome address bar.

2. It'll open Chrome Settings page. Scroll down to bottom and click on "Show advanced settings..." link.

3. Again scroll down a little and you'll see following 2 options present under "Privacy" section:

  • Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar
  • Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly

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Uncheck both options and restart Chrome to take effects.

Disable Page Prediction Feature in Opera:

1. Open Opera web browser, click on Opera Menu button present at the top-left corner of Opera window and then click on Settings. You can also directly open Opera Settings page by pressing ALT+P keys together.

2. Now go to "Privacy & security" section and uncheck following 2 options:

  • Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar
  • Predict network actions to improve page load performance

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That's it. Restart Opera to take effects.

Related: [Tips] Tweak Opera Web Browser Settings to Improve Your Privacy

Disable Page Prediction Feature in Microsoft Edge:

1. Open Microsoft Ede web browser in Windows 10 and click on 3-dots (...) icon present at the right-side of the toolbar. Now select Settings option from the menu.

2. It'll open Settings sidebar, scroll down to bottom and click on "View advanced settings" button.

3. Again scroll down to bottom and turn off "Use page prediction to speed up browsing, improve reading, and make my overall experience better" option.

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That's it. It'll immediately apply the changes.

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