Do you have slow internet connection and annoyed by Orkut and Gmail login problems. If you often get messages like “switch to lighter version” or “connection timed out”, then this problem can be easily solved by faster HTML versions of gmail and orkut login pages. These problems generally occur due to rich user interface, java based components and high-bit encryption techniques of Google.
Using these tricks you can get faster login even with slow connections :
For Gmail Login :
1) Use HTML version of gmail instead of standard java version. You can access to gmail’s HTML version directly from this url http://mail.google.com/mail/h/.
All you need to do is to create a bookmark of above url and use it for faster login in Gmail’s lighter version.
2) You can also try gmail mobile version via http://m.gmail.com ,it is very low-fi version of gmail optimized for mobile phones. This mobile version of gmail is simple and fast but with less features. Its best for checking new mails in inbox.
For Orkut Login :
2) You can also switch to lighter and faster version of orkut from settings page. Under General tab, you will find option for low bandwidth version of orkut.
Update: Orkut has recently launched their mobile website at http://m.orkut.com . Its a small version which only displays top 3 scraps, 5 recent birthdays and 3 updates from your friends with no pictures at all. The best part is you can even use this mobile website. The page size is only 2-3 Kb and works really fast. Worth giving a try.