MSDN Library Low Bandwidth Option


While chatting with Tim Ewald last week at Devweek we got onto the topic of “ways to improve the MSDN experience” (Tim sits in that team). Part of that discussion was the “Low Bandwith” option for MSDN which has been around for many months. What I had not realised was that apparently very few folks know about it. Hence I thought I would do my little bit to raise awareness.

You can add the magic text “(loband)” right before the “.aspx” part of a URL to get back a much lighter page containing the same information.

E.g. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/bb386063.aspx

can be changed to

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/bb386063(loband).aspx 

You then have the option to “Persist low bandwith view”.

Jon has a good post explaining this in more details plus a bookmarklet to help you use the feature.

My job is done 🙂

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