The world’s most popular browser is Google Chrome.
Unfortunately it sucks your computer memory and slows it to a crawl.
Here are 7 simple ways to speed up your Chrome Browser
Before we start, ensure you’re using the latest version of Chrome.
Click the 3 dots (Options)
Click ‘about Google Chrome’
It’ll tell you if yours is up-to-date.
If it’s not, update it now.
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1: Clear your browsing data.
As you visit more + more websites, data accumulates in Chrome.
This slows your browser down.
Have a clear out:
Choose the ‘Chrome’ tab
Click ‘clear browsing data’
Choose ‘All time’
Now you can select which elements you want to clear.
Then clear your data.
2: Set up auto-delete.
Clearing data ONCE isn’t enough - do it regularly to ensure it doesn't accumulate again.
Manage Google account
Manage data + personalization
Manage data + privacy
Web + app activity
Turn auto-delete on + delete your old activity automatically.
3: Disable extensions you aren’t using.
Extensions are wonderful, but they slow down your computer.
Remove the extensions you don’t actually need:
Go to 'Options'
Click 'More tools'
Then disable and remove the ones you no longer use.
4: Remove web apps.
Chrome apps suck memory so if you don’t need them, remove them.
Go to chrome://apps to see which you have installed:
Right click on any you don’t use
It’s time for a clear out.
5: Make webpages open faster with prefetch.
Prefetch anticipates where you might go next.
Turn prefetch on with the following steps:
Go to chrome://settings/cookies
Turn on ‘preload pages for faster browsing’
It loads your next page in the background for faster access.
6: Suspend your tabs.
I often have a gazillion tabs open at once which slows my browser.
The Great Suspender app solves this:
It suspends tabs I’ve not used for a while.
But keeps them open for when I need them
This saves on memory while tabs are dormant.
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7: Use experimental features
Go to chrome://flags to use these.
Here, you can try features that haven’t been fully released.
Consider these 3 flags:
‘Parallel downloading’ improves download speed
‘Back-forward cache’ stores sites for quick use
‘Override software rendering list’ uses GPU acceleration
Give them a go.
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So, how do you delete that?
clear host cache
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