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It would be expected for JS to consume more resources and it is used to deliver more content. A couple of things that you can experiment with:
  • Try using the standard theme
  • Try disabling Instant Answers (you will still get the IA links at the top, which falls in line with your request for links to IA's but seems to reduce load time)
  • Instead of using settings from saved cookie or cloud, try using the bookmarklet URL.
I'll be interested in knowing if you see positive results from these suggestions as I did, but in short it is to be expected that the more feature-rich page will take longer to load.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader1 year and 8 months ago Link

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Oh, I forgot to add that when I tested using Opera with Turbo enabled, it cut the load time by more than 1/2.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader1 year and 8 months ago Link