6 Tips to Speed Up Google Chrome Browsing

6 Tips to Speed Up Google Chrome Browsing

In the seven short years, Google Chrome has solidified itself as a very popular web browser.
If you are a Windows XP user, it's currently one of the safest browsing options, since Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer 8,9 and 10.
Google made its first foray into web browsers back in September 2008, with many welcoming Chrome’s ease and speed, but over time even Chrome can begin to slow down a bit – especially if you’ve installed extras such as extensions.

But don't worry there are 6 easy tips to make google chrome faster:

Tip 01: Ensure your browser is up to date

Google Chrome update

Like any software, the simplest way to get the best performance is by ensuring you’re using the latest version.
Your Chrome browser should be installing updates automatically in the background whenever you close and reopen it.
Thankfully Google has an easy way for you to determine whether you’re up to date, and comes in the form of the three horizontal lines icon situated at the top right.
If the lines are grey, then your Chrome browser is already up to date. If it’s green, it means an update has been available for 2 days, orange means 4 days and red means 7 days.
Should you need to update, you'll see an option called: Update Google Chrome. Click it and select Relaunch.

Tip 02: Clear your browsing data

Clear browsing data on Google Chrome

Press CTRL + H on your keyboard and you’ll be taken directly to your web history.
From here, click Clear browsing data… and select the beginning of time in the drop-down box.
Tick the boxes to select the things you want to clear and click Clear browsing data.

Tip 03: Disable unused extensions and plug-ins

Google Chrome bookmark manager
If you’ve installed any extensions or plug-ins, they can cause your web browser to lag.
Extensions are extra features for Chrome that are usually developed by third parties, while plug-ins allow you to view content such as videos.
To disable the ones you don’t use or can live without, type chrome://extensions and chrome://plugins into the address bar.
Deselect the ones you don’t use very often - you can always reactivate them later.

Tip 04: Try the Chrome Cleanup Tool

Google Chrome Cleanup Tool
Google has developed its own Chrome Cleanup Tool which will remove any software which may be causing your browser problems.
Download the Chrome Cleanup Tool here and follow the installation instructions.

Tip 05: Keep security software up to date

A slow browser could be a warning that you have malware on your computer.
Microsoft has had anti-spyware software Windows Defender on its PCs since Vista, so make sure it’s turned on by typing Defender in the search box.

Tip 06:  Enable hidden features

Google Chrome Experiments

Google is also testing out new features for Chrome – some of which can speed up your browser.
You can access these by typing chrome://flags into the address bar. The ones which could prove beneficial are Enable fast tab/window close and Enable tab discarding. Find them both and click Enable.
Be warned, these are experimental so there are no guarantees they’ll work just yet. The good thing is, if you choose to enable them you can always switch them off later if you notice any problems.
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