We will be sharing 11 effective tips to speed up your copy of Google Chrome in this guide. This list of tips has been specifically compiled for Windows 11 and Windows 10 users. As a few things are different in Windows 10 or 11. You can still follow given instructions to speed up the Google Chrome in Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Update Google Chrome
First and foremost, Do not skip Windows and Google Chrome updates. Updating enhance overall performance of your copy of Windows and installed web browsers and other programs.
Similarly, Updating your copy of Google Chrome is as essential as Windows updates. You will face crashing, hanging sluggish performance and other annoying issues If you skip to update Chrome.
There are two ways to update Google Chrome. First one is using Chrome’s built in update utility and the second option is using Google Chrome’s fresh installer. Chrome’s installer also comes to rescue If Chrome’s built in update utility fails due to any reasons.
Open up Google Chrome.
At top right corner of Google Chrome, Click on Customise and control menu with three little dots icon.
Come on down and hover your mouse over help and click About Google Chrome.
It will start checking for updates and It will automatically install If Updates are available.
Download Google Chrome
Click here to download and install a fresh copy of Google Chrome If you get any error here.
Let’s move on to the next solution If updating Google Chrome did not work.
Install/Use Windows 10 Or Windows 11 On SSD
The next tip could sound irrelevant But It plays a crucial role for Google Chrome to perform at its best.
It would not be wrong to say that Windows is designed for SSD hard drives. Windows 10 performs great at SSD. It does not perform well on a conventional hard disk.
Do not expect satisfying performance If you’re running Windows 10 on a conventional Hard disk drive. Windows 10 performs sluggishly on conventional hard disks. No matter How high end your PC is?
This could be a reason If your copy of Google Chrome is slow. Either You downgrade to Windows 7 or install Windows 10 on SSD.
Check out other options If your PC has SSD and still Google Chrome is slow.
Remove Third Party Chrome Themes
Using themes is a major cause Which slow down Google Chrome. Chrome themes use a huge amount of computer RAM. We recommend to use Chrome default theme If Your PC has low amount of RAM.
To delete Chrome themes, Go to settings.
From left menu, Click on Appearance.
Next to installed theme, Click reset to default to remove or disable applied themes and go back to default Chrome theme.
Hopefully Disabling third party Chrome themes will speed up your copy of Google Chrome.
Remove/Disable Unwanted Extensions
To remove or disable Chrome extensions, At the top right corner of Google Chrome, Click on Customise and control menu with three little dots icon.
Come on down and hover your mouse over more tools and click extensions.
In this section, You can disable or remove any Chrome extension.
After disabling or removing Chrome extension, You will feel a dramatic change in speed.
There is another option If removing Chrome extensions doesn’t work out for you.
Remove Chrome Web Apps
In addition to Chrome extensions, Chrome web apps could be a reason behind Chrome’s sluggish performance. We would recommend to remove Chrome web apps.
To remove Chrome web apps, At bookmark, Click on Apps to access apps. You can also access web apps by typing Chrome://apps in address bar If the bookmark option is not visible.
Right click on an app and then click remove from Chrome to remove it.
Windows Defender Instead Of Third Party Security Suites
Antivirus and other security programs could slow down Google Chrome. Instead of third party programs, We would recommend to use Windows Defender, Which is Windows 10’s built in the security program. Windows Defender is quite effective and It protects you against ransomware, Trojans, viruses and other types of malware.
It would be no exaggeration to say that Windows 10 doesn’t need an antivirus program. With a little use of common sense, Windows 10 users can avoid security threats without having an antivirus program.
We suggest you two options, Either completely uninstall any installed security software or configure your security program from extreme to lower security settings.
We hope this will speed up your copy of Google Chrome.
Enable Hardware Acceleration
Google Chrome offers an option named Hardware Acceleration. This option increases Chrome speed and performance.
Go to Chrome settings.
From left menu, Expand Advanced menu and then Click on system. You will find Hardware Acceleration in this section.
Make sure It’s turned on. Turn it on If It’s not already turned on.
We hope your copy of Google Chrome will start performing better than before after enabling Hardware Acceleration option.
Use Clean Up Computer Utility
Adult and pirated content download websites could be a reason behind slowing down Google Chrome. These websites thrive on inappropriate ads, pop-ups and malware.
These websites deceive users into downloading malware, virus, spyware and other unwanted programs.
Without your consent, Your one wrong click could install unwanted things in your web browser and even computer. After getting infected with these harmful things, You will start seeing obscene advertisements, pop ups, unwanted Chrome extensions or toolbars, slow performance, changes in the homepage and other settings.
You can use Chrome’s built in Clean up computer utility to get rid of these harmful things.
Go to Chrome settings and scroll down the page until you find advanced.
Expand advanced settings menu.
Click on Clean up computer.
Click find button to scan and remove any harmful things. This process may take 5 to 20 minutes.
Disable Websites Notifications
Website notifications are useful. But notifications could slow down Google Chrome If the notification list is too long. To speed up Google Chrome, We recommend to turn off notifications from Facebook, Gmail, YouTube and other websites.
Low Disk Space
Low disk space could cause slow down Google Chrome. Make sure There is at least 2GB of free disk space on drive C or any other partition where Windows is installed.
Clear cache, cookies, browsing data, temporary and junk files. This will speed up Chrome and get free disk space.
One of 11 suggested tips will definitely work for you. Please do share with us Which one was effective for you in the comment section.
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