If you are using Google's browser and it seems slower than it initially was, here are some tips to help it regain a new lease of life.
If you've been using Google Chrome for a long time, you might feel like the browser has lost its initial vibrancy. After a while, it may even seem slow and awkward.
If you do online research on how to make Google Chrome run faster, you come across pages and pages of results, with tons of tips to implement. But let's be honest, no one wants to spend hours on this problem, you and I have better things to do.
So what's the best way to speed up Google Chrome? Here are two tips that I have spotted that work. Most importantly, you will need less than five minutes to apply them. So grab your coffee and get ready to spend the second on your browser.
Restart ChromeThe first step is to restart your browser. Yes, it is that easy. Close the browser and then reopen it.
If you are worried about losing all your current folders, no problem, there is a solution to reopen Google Chrome with the same tabs open:
• Enter chrome: // settings / on Startup in the address bar and press "Enter";
• Select "Resume from where you left off" in the "On startup" section.
And that's all! You can now quit and restart Google Chrome without losing a single tab.
Manage tabsAfter the browser restarts, count the number of tabs that are open at the same time. If there are more than a dozen, then that's part of the problem, as open tabs take up system resources.
You have two options:
1. No longer use your browser's favorites. Keeping tabs open as a reminder is a very bad habit.
2. Get a tab management extension. For my part, I recommend OneTab or Session Buddy.
Finally, if you're on Windows, do a quick scan to make sure you don't have malware. For this, you can use Chrome's scanner, by clicking on the three dots at the top right of the browser, then going to Settings> Advanced settings> Reset & clean> Clean up the computer, then click "Search".