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Optimize speed of Google Chrome with these simple tweaks

Google Chrome may not be as fast as it used to be. Therefore, you need to recover its full potential. Well, you’ve come to the right place, at the perfect time. Indeed, we are going to see a series of tips and tweaks to recover the dynamism of this browser. Tell you that Google Chrome is the most popular and used browser in the world, it is not any kind of statement that you do not know. What can be interesting is to know the solutions to the slowdown that this browser sometimes suffers after a while. The fact that the browser is slowing down is extremely annoying and uncomfortable. In fact, it is something we all want to fix as soon as possible.

It may be due to several factors. However, the truth is that by following a series of tips and quick adjustments, you can recover all the performance you had before. Let’s skip the preamble and see what those tips are.

Update Chrome

If we have updated Google Chrome, we are guaranteed to have all the latest performance improvements. In addition to the latest bug fixes and security options. In order for Chrome to update, Google has designed a system by which it performs this action in the background. Consequently, it is necessary to close it in order to enjoy the latest.

In any case, when we need to update, we will see a button in the upper right corner of the browser window. By simply clicking on it, we will be able to update, if we want to. If we don’t see it, then we click on the three vertical dots at the top right of the browser and go to Help>About Google Chrome. As we enter, it will check for and install any necessary updates.

Disable extensions

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As you may well know, Chrome extensions are sub-programs that add different types of extra functionality to the browser. Having too many extensions installed or using some poorly optimized ones can affect the performance of Google Chrome. Therefore, it would be best to disable those that are unnecessary, at least. They can be disabled in chrome://extensions, to remove them one by one, by clicking on Remove.

Preload Websites

If we have the system of preloading web pages, this will make that the speed when opening them will be greater. Therefore, we will have a better performance. When we hover over a link or if the browser predicts that we are going to visit a website, Chrome starts downloading parts of it. So if we finally enter, everything seems to go much faster than it would if we started reading it at that moment.

To enable this function, click on the three vertical dots > Settings > Privacy and security >Third-party Cookies. Then we go down, click on Preload pages. In the next window, we select Standard Preloading or Extended Preloading.

Energy savings

The main function of Chrome’s Energy Saver system is to make the battery last longer, there’s no big secret. This prioritizes the battery over performance. It is a system that is usually configured to turn on when the laptop has 20% battery remaining. To enable Energy Saver, click on the three vertical dots > Settings>Performance. All that remains is to activate this option under Energy Saver.

Delete certain data

By deleting your browsing data, including history, cookies and cached files, you can optimize your computer and improve its performance. Especially, if we have not done it for a long time. Indeed, there may be damaged or even obsolete files.

To delete the navigation data, we click on the three vertical dots > Settings>Privacy and security. Now it is time to click on Clear browsing data. It only remains to choose which of all are those that we are interested in deleting from among Browsing history, Cookies and other data, in addition to Cached images and files. However, if you really want to gain the maximum, you should delete everything and in the drop-down Time put All time.

Hardware acceleration

If we use hardware acceleration, we will be telling Chrome to use the computer’s GPU for specific tasks that can benefit from it. GPUs can take care of everything related to graphics. For example, graphics rendering, animations or video playback. By offloading some of these tasks from the CPU to the GPU, we will notice that performance improves. Also, achieving a fluidity that it did not have before, in addition to a significant reduction in the use of system resources.

To enable hardware acceleration, click on the three vertical dots > Settings>System. Here, we must have the Use hardware acceleration when available option enabled.

Reset the browser

Resetting Chrome to its default settings can solve virtually any performance or other issues we have with Google Chrome. This way everything will be deleted. However, we will be able to recover the bookmarks by resetting our Google account. It is more than possible that by performing this somewhat radical method, we can get Chrome’s performance and fluidity back to what it used to be.

To reset Google Chrome, we click on the three vertical dots > Settings > Reset settings. Then we will see the option Restore settings to their original. In the next window, we only need to click on the blue button, Reset settings. From there, everything will be erased and Chrome will start working as if it were completely new on the device.

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