How to Disable Web Browser Acceleration in the Kindle Fire

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Amazon's Silk browser was designed to speed up performance by splitting its workload between Amazon's sea of servers and your device's processor. However, if you're on a really fast Web connection you might not need to have accelerated page loading turned on. Others are concerned that Amazon could be collecting information on its users' surfing habits, although the company insists that it only logs URLs and time stamps. Here's how to keep Silk away from the cloud.

  • Tap the menu button¬†within the Silk Browser.
  • Tap Settings
  • Toggle Accelerate Page Loading¬†to off. You will need to scroll down a bit to find the option.
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  • Max Hart Says:

    I don't like the silk browser because,as you may know,it places bad temptations in front of you when you search one thing and stumble on to something "different" if you know what I mean.
    Inappropriate stuff,etc.
    That's why you can (if you are a parent) set up a children's profile.
    I have a blackberry tablet and search video games and music artists,so on this kindle tablet,I use it for things I WANT to do,like making music.
    That's why I want you to please take the "silk browser" off of the tablet or I might just have to give to someone else!
    PLEASE???

  • Max Hart Says:

    I'm looking for a way to get rid of the silk browser for good!

  • Valerie Dalorto Says:

    Please delete and remove SILK browser from my Kindle hd
    Thank you

  • Dolly Says:

    Same comment as Wendy. Please delete mine too. I don't want it either.

  • Wendy Says:

    I wish to delete silk browser please remove it from my Kindle somehow got changed without my knowledge thank you

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