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How To Speed Up Google Chrome

How To Speed Up Google Chrome


We all know that Google Chrome is not the quickest browser out there, especially for older computer users. So today I'll show you 5 easy ways that you can speed up Chrome to make it work faster for you. We'll start off with some of the easier tips. First, towards the end of the article, we'll have some tips for more experienced users that's coming up today.



5 Easy Ways To Speed Up Google Chrome



1. Update Chrome

Sometimes running the latest version of Chrome will speed it up.

1. Go to the Options menu in the upper right-hand corner and select it.

2. Move your mouse over Help in the Dropdown menu and select About Google Chrome.

How To Speed Up Google Chrome



3. Now we'll check for an update and install the latest version of Chrome. And if it is updated select Relaunch.

How To Speed Up Google Chrome





2. Disable Extensions

Extensions are helpful to increase the functionality of the Chrome browser. Sometimes there are extensions that we no longer need that are using up resources so it's time to disable or delete them entirely.

1. First Let's head back to the Options menu.

2. Move your cursor down to more tools then Select Extensions.

How To Speed Up Google Chrome


3. Untick the extensions you no longer use or you can select the trash bin to get rid of that extension forever.

How To Speed Up Google Chrome





3. Turn page Prefetch on

Make sure to turn on to network action predictions also known as prefetch to make Chrome web pages open faster. So Let's go back to Options.

1. Select Settings at the bottom of the page.

2. Select Show Advanced Settings.

3. Go into the Privacy heading.


Make sure the boxes use the prediction service to help complete searches and use a prediction service to load pages more quickly are checked.

How To Speed Up Google Chrome


This should make web pages open faster for you.


4. Remove unnecessary Web Apps

Even though web apps don't load resources like websites do it's still best to remove the web apps you don't need anymore to get to your apps.

1. You can either go into the address bar and type in Chrome apps or in the Bookmarks bar.

2. You can select apps on the apps you no longer require. Right-click on the app and select Remove from Chrome. Then click Remove.

How To Speed Up Google Chrome





5. Experimental Features

Now for you experienced users. Many of you know, Chrome has a lot of experimental features that you can mess with that can boost rendering engines and increase the loading speed of pages in the browser.

Like I said these are experimental features. If they don't work for you you can always revert back to normal at any time.

1. In the address bar type in Chrome://flags.

2. At the top of the page is a scary warning from Google. If you still want to Proceed I'll show you a few of the options. If you want to enable them just Select Enable in the description boxes. Some of these features may require a restart.

How To Speed Up Google Chrome

I'll give you a brief overview of some of these features. They are not in alphabetical order on this page so it might be easier to find these by using the control F function.


Let's start with experimental canvas features.

This feature allows Chrome to make use of opaque canvases to increase loading times and performance.

You can scroll down the page a little bit to find the fast tab window Close. This one as the name says increases its response time when closing windows or tabs.


The last one here is the number of raster threads.

I'll use the find function to locate this one. Increasing the raster threads improves page Loading time by rendering images faster. This one I would change from default to 4.

How To Speed Up Google Chrome


As you can see there are a lot of experimental features. Try some of these out and hopefully it speeds up Chrome for you. That concludes our list of tips for speeding up Chrome. If you know of any ways that can help make Chrome faster leave them in the comments.

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