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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
  1. On your computer, open Chrome. 
  2. At the top right, click More More icon and then icon More tools and then icon Extensions.
  3. To turn off an extension, uncheck the box next to "Enabled."
  4. To delete an extension you don't want anymore, click Remove Remove icon.

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. 
  1. On your computer, open Chrome
  2. At the top right, click More More icon and then icon Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. 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.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:google chrome how to speed up internet mac windows   Doc ID:72930
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-04-26 11:14 MDTUpdated:2017-11-28 14:10 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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