Google Chrome is amongst the most developed and the most efficient browsers available to you, and it would be a reasonable implication if stated that it is a comparatively rich browser than Internet Explorer, Opera Mini or Firefox.
Despite Google Chrome being one of the fastest web browsers, there are numerous tricks which can be applied to further increase the speed of your Google Chrome application or recover its speed which might have reduced over time because of the existence of plug-ins, extensions etc.
There are various ingenious ways or tricks to speed up your Google Chrome, as are enumerated below:
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1. Disable plug-ins
When you install the browser on your PC or download the application, many unnecessary plug-ins are also installed with it by default which are automatically enabled and helpGoogle Chrome process certain types of content such as Flash, Java, Windows Media Files etc. There are also some plug-ins which may have been automatically installed but are not required for your daily browsing. These plug-ins can slow your system and hence, to fasten the same, it becomes important to disable these plug-ins. To check which of the various plug-ins are irrelevant you may type about:plugins in the navigation bar and click on the disable link to disable these plug-ins and make your chrome operate faster.
2. Disable extensions
Extensions are those programs which are available on the Google Chrome Web Storewhich when added to your browser help in adding extra features like download helper, Bing bar, etc. to your browser. However, useful these might be downloading too many can slow down your browser and thus it is important for you to disable them. The list of these extensions can be seen under extensions in tools, for which click on Wrench icon on the toolbar, select tools and then select Extensions. You will see a window with the enabled extensions. You can then either disable them or click the trash icon to uninstall them.
3. Clear browsing history and cookies
As you browse through different websites on your web browser, the browser stores the URLs, cached texts, download history, cookies etc., and also presents you with preferences of the most visited sites. The objective behind storing this data is to facilitate the user and help him save time by accessing the websites faster without downloading everything on re-accessing the data. However, the history of every accessed website is not required and hence, to prevent your browser from slowing down you can clear your browsing history. To do so, click on the clear history option in Tools under Wrench Icon. You can find an option clearing browsing data. This will help you in speeding up your browser.
There is a shortcut to directly delete your browsing history, press Ctrl+shift+Del -> select the beginning of time from the drop down menu and check the boxes you want to clear. And select Clear Browsing Data.
4. Memory allocation changes
By making the required changes in the memory allocation , the users of Google Chrome can improve their web browsing speed. The same can be achieved by typing‘chrome://flags/#max-tiles-for-interest-area’ in the navigation bar of the browser, following which the users will be re-directed to an options page of which the first tab will show the default option as enabled. Change it to 512 MB which is the actual memory of your computer but Chrome defaults it to 128 MB for security reasons, and re-launch the application.
5. Task Manager changes
To make changes to your Task manager click on SHIFT + CTRL+ESC, and then right click the chrome process and then set the tab to high priority. It will help in making the other processes lesser important and speed your browser.