Google Chrome is the most popular browser used today because it is powerful, reliable and offers a number of expansions through extensions. If you are using Chrome, you might want to know how you can optimize it to provide the best experience possible. There are a number of steps that you can take which could help you.
The first step to optimizing Chrome is to check that you have the latest version. You can easily tell if there is a new version because Chrome will let you know by changing the color of the menu. The menu is located in the top right corner of the browser and is 3 horizontal lines. If this menu is not gray, then you do not have the latest version of Chrome and you need to update it.
Check Your Browser For Malware
Malware can slow down your browser and you need to check if you are affected. To scan your browser you can use the Chrome Cleanup Tool which has been created by Google. This is available for Windows users and will look at all aspects of your browser. You can also use malware scanners which will look at your entire system and remove any malware on it.
Remove Unwanted Extensions
Extensions are very handy and provide you with a range of function. However, they will also slow down your browser and one of the most common causes of slow browsers is an excessive number of extensions. If you want to optimize your Chrome, you need to look at the extensions you have and remove the ones that you do not want.
To do this you will need to type in chrome://extensions into the address bar of the browser. This will bring up a settings page with all of the extensions you have. You can then disable the extension or remove it using the trash can icon. While you are doing this, you should also look at your plugins and remove the ones that you do not need.
Control Your Tabs
There are a lot of people who browse the internet with a large number of tabs open. If you are one of them, you will have noticed that the tabs eat up all of your system RAM. Fortunately, it is possible to have a lot of tabs open and optimize your browser. To do this you should use an extension which has been designed to help keep your RAM usage under control when using a lot of tabs.
Clear Your Cache
If you have been using Chrome for a long period of time, you need to take the time to clear the cache. Getting rid of the data held in the cache will not only free disk space, it will also optimize your browser. To clear the cache you will need to go to the Chrome settings and clear browser data. You should select the data that you want to clear such as the cached images and files. It is recommended that you clear the data from the beginning of time for the best results.