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Google chrome running slow? Here’s 7 Ways to Speed It Up

Google Chrome is the world’s most popular and essential web browser tool for Internet lovers. Google Chrome contains a minimal and real clean environment, which makes your browsing experience faster, smoother, easier and safer. It is essential for every web browser to give a good browsing speed with more data-saving utilities. But after prolonged usage users usually, find that the Chrome browser gets slow and does not respond properly in a few cases. The most probable reason for this unexpected and irritating behavior could be the extensions and plugins that you have installed. If your Google Chrome feels a little slower than before or your Chrome browser not responding for a long time? Here We have some extraordinary techniques to speed up Google Chrome or Make Google Chrome Faster on Windows 10. 

How to make Google Chrome faster

Before performing, Any advanced technique First check the basic things like clear the browser cache, temporary internet files, and history to optimize the browser and in turn enhance the user experience.  Clearing your browser history and monitoring the other aspects would even prevent Google from tracking your browsing habits if you actually do not want Google to do that. Now let us see some ways in which make Google Chrome faster

Pro tips:

  • Perform A full system scan with help of the latest updated antivirus software to check if virus malware infection causes the Chrome browser to slow down.
  • Check and make sure you have a working internet connection and disconnect from VPN (if configured on your PC)
  • Perform a clean boot and check if the Chrome browser performs well, then there may startup service conflict that may slow down the web browser.

Update Google Chrome Browser

Google has announced certain changes in chrome that will help this amazing browser to run even faster than before. If you are using Chrome on devices running on Windows and Android, make sure that you check for updates regularly and install those updates from time to time. These updates help you in a great way and offer increased security and enhanced performance.

You can easily notice if there’s an update on later releases of Chrome. If any update is available then the menu button (the three vertical dots right of the address bar) will change from green to yellow and then red to give you a visual reminder of how out-of-date the browser you are running is.

To force Chrome to check for an update

  • Open Chrome browser, type chrome://help into the address bar and press enter key.
  • Google Chrome automatically updates itself to the latest version.
  • Now when it’s done, it shows you nearly up to date!
  • Relaunch Google Chrome to finish updating. That’s all.

Clear your browsing data

Mainly cache is designed to load pages and elements more quickly, but like many other parts of your system, it can become bloated and unwieldy over time, meaning Chrome has to do more work to dig out the cached files and cookies it’s actually after. Clearing the cache can reduce the load time and speed up your chrome browser.

  • Open Chrome browser, Press CTRL + H on your keyboard
  • You’ll be taken directly to your web history. From here, click Clear browsing data… 
  • Or you can type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData 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.

clear cookies on chrome browser

Remove unusual extensions

Basically, Extension is a small program that you can add to your Google Chrome on Windows that let you do something more. Which are helpful yet some may actually be less helpful than you think. Extensions mostly run in the background, and parse or filter web pages before they’re displayed on the screen, but will also load their own pack of data from the Internet. To get better browsing speeds and good response times, disable and/or delete extensions you don’t actually need.

To disable extensions follow below:

  1. Open Chrome browser and type chrome://extensions in your Chrome’s location bar.
  2. Alternatively, you can go to Chrome’s Options > More tools > Extensions.
  3. Here toggle off the extensions you want to disable or click remove to delete the extension.

Disabling extensions should help a little but uninstalling them is your best bet (you can always put them back again later).

Disable Chrome extensions

Disable Unnecessary Plugins

Also, Plugins are much like extensions. They provide extended functionalities to the web browser. Chrome comes with few built-in plugins provided by Google (like Chrome PDF Viewer, Native Client, etc.), and may carry plugins by other software installed on your computer. Plugins, like extensions, can slow down the browser and clog memory and network resources.

To Disable  Plugins on Chrome

  • First Open Google Chrome type: chrome://plugins & press Enter.
  • At “Plug-ins” page, disable the “Adobe Flash Player” plugin And other plugins you no longer need.

Remove Unnecessary Web Apps

Google Chrome is not just a web browser. It’s also an application platform for web apps. It can run locally-installed web apps written using HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. While web apps don’t load resources as websites do. You can remove unnecessary web apps to reduce the load to the chrome browser and make faster run.

To remove unnecessary web apps:

  • Type chrome://apps in your Chrome’s address bar or click Apps on the Bookmarks bar
  • Right-click the app you want to remove, select Remove from Chrome…,
  • and click the Remove button to confirm the removal.

Remove Unnecessary Web Apps on chrome

Enable Prediction service

Google Chrome comes with many intelligent features such as network prediction, spelling correction, resource preloader, etc. Resource pre-fetcher or Prediction Service provides intelligent suggestions about the pages or links the user is most likely to open next, loading those pages/links in the background before you actually open them. You can enable the prefetch feature in the Chrome browser by following bellow

  • Head over to Chrome’s Options (on Right side 3 dots menu) > Settings > Show advanced setting.
  • Here Check the “Prefetch resources to load pages more quickly” option.
  • Now relaunch your current Google Chrome browser to get a speedy web browser.

prediction Service on chrome browser

Simple Cache for HTTP

Simple Cache is the new caching mechanism for Google Chrome. It works better than the old caching system, relying on the filesystem for space allocation.

To enable Simple Cache:

  1. Go to “chrome://flags/#enable-simple-cache-backend” in your browser.
  2. Select Enabled from the dropdown. Click Relaunch Now button.

Disabling the DNS Preloading

Another great technique to get google faster is disabling the DNS preloading. This is one of the major features present in Google Chrome and it helps in saving the cache of the Domain Name Servers. This would ultimately assist in loading the browser and even disable them along with saving the cache.

To Disable DNS preloading follow bellow steps.

Go to Setting – Advanced Setting – Privacy. Here you will find two options:

  1. Use a web service to help resolve navigational errors
  2. Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URL’s typed in the address bar

Disabling the DNS Preloading
Disable both services to speed up the Chrome browser.

Run The Default Theme only

You can do a lot of customizing of Google Chrome, including changing the theme. However, themes eat RAM, so if you want the speediest possible browser, run with the default theme.

Type chrome://settings and under Appearance, if the Reset to default theme button isn’t grayed out then you’re running a custom theme. Click the button to go back to the default.

Run The Default Theme for chrome browser

Tweak Some Advanced settings

Plugging up: You can enhance your browsing performances by ensuring that Chrome flash content loads only when if you want to do it. To do this go to the Chrome advanced settings option and click on content settings. Now select the privacy section and find another option “let me choose when to run plugin content” under the plugins option. Now it will only play the time when you are going to click on it.

Flagging up: it is so simple but very handy feature that make the Google Chrome browser shut down all the tab quickly as you make the browser run faster as it before. Practically this technique helps to run chrome on JavaScript Handler of graphical user interface (GUI) on your computer. Thereafter it is speeding up Chrome and not take a long time to close the tabs.

To access this technique, type chrome://flags on the address bar. Find the Omni box. Search for another option ” Fast tab/window close” and click on enable button below the Omni box to active these features properly.

Return to the Default Browser Settings

When your browser isn’t working as anticipated, going back to Chrome’s default settings could work wonders. That’s especially true if extensions may have made changes you didn’t know about that are causing the slower speed. Reverting to the default setup also doesn’t affect your bookmarks, history, or saved passwords.

  • Launch Chrome, then go to the More menu in the top right that looks like three horizontal dots.
  • After clicking it, choose Settings, then Advanced.
  • There, you’ll see a Reset section with name Restore settings to their original defaults
  • Click it to confirm wanting to return to the default settings.

reset google chrome browser

That’s all, close and restart the web browser and check if this running smoothly.

Also, you can uninstall the browser from programs and features. Download the latest version of Google Chrome and install on your PC. That probably also help to fix problems with the chrome browser.

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