Simple Hacks & Tricks to Make Google Chrome Better and Faster
Introduced in 2008, Google Chrome is the 1st most used browser of 2017. According to W3Counter Chrome holds 58.8% share amount of the browser market and 31.8%, people use Chrome as their primary web browser to surf the web. With time Chrome has emerged significantly, from a simple Windows-only platform to multiplatform support and from simple purpose application to an integrated browser with advanced browsing features.As it turns out, Chrome can do a lot more than browsing.
These advanced hacks let you use chrome like a professional if you spend a lot of time working on browsers that are going to be useful for you.So if you want to maximize your productivity in a day, here is a list of hacks you should know give them a try.
Bookmark All Your Tabs at Once
If you’ve got many tabs open and want to save them all, chrome gives the ability to bookmark them all at once.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+D for a PC or Command+Shift+D for a Mac to save them all.
Pin Tabs Instead of Bookmark
For sites you visit all the time, you know….like this one, right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” in the menu to make it a permanent fixture on the left side of your browser.
Re-Open Accidentally Closed Tabs
Sometimes in hurry, you could close the very important tab, you have to go through a tiresome process of finding that specific link but luckily chrome offers a quick way.
- Press CTRL+SHIFT+T or right-click on any tab and select “Reopen Closed Tab“.
Re-Open Multiple Tabs
- Press CTRL+SHIFT+T multiple times.
Close All Tabs At Once
If you got many tabs open and you want to close them all, right-click on the current tab and select “close other tabs”
Close All Tabs To Right At Once
Along with Close other tabs, there is an option ” close tabs to the right” which will close all right tabs from current tab.
Mute Noisy Tabs in Google Chrome
Sometimes you open a tab and it starts playing sound or video automatically.This puts an audio icon on the top of each tab, allowing you to mute them if they’re playing in the background, even if you’re not on that page.
To Activate Tab Audio Muting In Google Chrome
- Paste “chrome://flags/#enable-tab-audio-muting” in address bar.
- Click Enable on highlighted Option.
Continue Where You Left OFF
If you have got a million tabs open and you are required to close your PC instantly, you should try this feature.With this feature, you can continue your work same as it is next time where you left off.
To Enable Continue where you left off:
- Type “chrome://settings/” in address bar or open settings from upper-right corner.
- Scroll to end & click “Manage on startup Pages“.
- Click and Select “Continue where you left off“.
Enable or disable Extensions in Google Chrome
More extensions can cause lagging issues. you can remove unwanted extensions and plugins that you’ve picked up over the months and years of using it.
To disable Extensions
- Type chrome://extensions into the address bar.
- Either Uncheck to disable the extension or Click on the trash can icon to delete it.
Enable Experimental Canvas Features
This modification allows Chrome to utilize opaque canvases to increase loading times and boost performance. Search for Enable Experimental Canvas and click Enable in the Experimental Canvas row.
- Paste chrome://flags/#enable-experimental-canvas-features in address bar or Omnibox.
- Click Enable.
Enable Fast Tab/Window Close
To Enable Fast Tab in Google Chrome
- Type chrome://flags/#enable-fast-unload in Address bar/ OmniBox.
- Click Enable
Note: In order for these changes to take place, you’ll need to restart Chrome.
Another way to boost performance in Chrome browser is to clear the cache. If you are running Chrome for a long time, the cache will be stacked with your browsing history and unnecessary files.removing these not only frees up a lot of disk space, but it will also make your browser more efficient.
To Clear Cache of Google Chrome
- Type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar.
- Choose only Cached images and files option or, you can clear everything.
For best results clear items from the beginning of time.
Clean Google Chrome from Malware
Malware affect performance to great extent so checks for malware with recommended tools.To scan your Chrome for malware, Google makes a Chrome Cleanup Tool available to Windows users.
I’ve tried and tested many tweaks on Chrome that affect productivity and performance in many ways, this article is the product of that. If you know any productivity hack that matters and better than this, feel free to share that with us! Don’t forget to share.