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Google Chrome - How to speed up Chrome
You can make Chrome work faster for you by following these tips.
Step 1: Update Chrome
Chrome works faster on your computer when you're on the latest version. Update Google Chrome
Step 2: Close any unused tabs
The more tabs you have open, the harder Chrome has to work. Closing unneeded tabs will free up resources for your computer.
To close a tab:
- On the tab, click Close X.
- For Windows, Linus, and Chrome OS, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + w.
- For Mac, use the keyboard shortcut ⌘ + w.
Step 3: Turn off or remove unwanted extensions on your computer
Extensions are small programs you can add to Chrome on your computer that let you do more. If you're not using all your extensions, you can turn them off to speed up Chrome
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More More tools Extensions.
- To turn off an extension, uncheck the box next to "Enabled."
- To delete an extension you don't want anymore, click Remove .
Step 4: Make sure page prefetch is on
You can turn on network action predictions (prefetch) to make Google Chrome open webpages faster. When on, Chrome preloads the links you might open.
- On your computer, open Chrome
- At the top right, click More Settings.
- At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
- In the "Privacy" section, cleck the box next to "Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly."
For more information, please visit the Google Support website.