With Chrome, Google has built an extendable, efficient browser that deserves its place at the top of the browser rankings making it the nicest browser there is to use. Its cross-platform, incredibly stable, brilliantly presented to take up the minimum of screen space and a huge range of tweaks and settings to ensure maximum efficiency.
However, Chrome isn’t without its downsides. Sometimes it gets slowed down. To resolve this issue let us discuss some tips on how to get the browser working the way you want it.
First of all, you need to go to Chrome’s settings.
CHANGE THE DEFAULT THEME
The theme of your Chrome is going to have an impact on performance. The Chrome Web Store has thousands of themes, which can be installed with a click. To change the look of your Chrome, go to chrome://settings and click Appearance.
A button offering to reset to the default theme is present. Click on that and choose another.
GET SOME EXTENSIONS
You can do new and exciting things with extensions such as Merge All Windows and AdBlock Plus from the Chrome Web Store.
There are also useful extensions to Google Drive, Calendar and Mail, as well as Amazon, Evernote, and Pinterest, to explore.
REMOVE UNWANTED PROGRAMS
Unwanted pop-ups or notifications are a nuisance and need to be removed for smooth running of your browser. Apps such as Malwarebytes can be used to fix this or go for a fix that concentrates on Chrome rather than your whole PC, go to chrome://settings, click Advanced, and click Clean Up Computer under ‘Reset and Clean Up’.
PLAY THE T-REX GAME
Whenever there is a network error a low-res dinosaur appears on the screen. You can play this simple game to kill a few minutes.
Press the [Up arrow] or the [Spacebar] and he’ll start running, jumping over cacti every time you hit the [Spacebar].
This is something you won’t find on the settings page. Type chrome://flags into the address bar, and look for Smooth Scrolling and ‘Fast tab/window close’ in the list that appears. Change these to Enabled, and click the Relaunch button.
This results in a smoother, more responsive web browsing experience.
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CLEAR OUT EXTENSIONS
Managing extensions can be quite tricky. While adding extensions can add to the power of Chrome, these additional files can also slow it down, especially if one of them misbehaves.
To manage your extensions, enter chrome://extensions and a list of everything you’ve installed will appear, with a handy Remove button to uninstall one, and a slide switch for disabling an extension while leaving it installed.
KEEP IT UPDATED
Always keep checks on your chrome updates failing which will make your browser slow down. Click the ellipsis (…) [top right] to check if there’s an update pending.
If you put your PC to sleep but never turn it off, your browser may have been running for some time without a restart. Since Chrome only updates itself when it restarts, regularly switching it off and on again can work wonders, as you’ll get security patches as well as performance updates