Is Chrome being slow? Here’s how to rejuvenate it

Matthew Adams
by Matthew Adams
Windows & Software Expert
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  • Google Chrome is a great browser, for the most part, but just like any other application, it also suffers from various errors.
  • Many Chrome users reported that Google Chrome is being slow on their PC.
  • To fix this problem, you need to disable resource-intensive extensions or use our other solutions.
  • Are you having more Chrome problems? If so, be sure to check our Chrome hub for more guides.
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Google Chrome is the browser of choice for many because it’s also one of the fastest. It has lots of features and extensions that can boost browsing speed.

However, Chrome is also fairly system resource heavy, which can slow browsing down considerably on more outmoded desktops and laptops. So if your Chrome browser is off the pace, this is how you can give it a speed boost.

What can I do if Chrome is slow?

  1. Cut Back Chrome Extensions
  2. Switch Flash Off
  3. Install UR Browser (QUICK SOLUTION)
  4. Turn on Chrome’s Prefetch Option
  5. Remove Images From Websites
  6. Remove Ads from Websites
  7. Increase the Number of Raster Threads
  8. Enable the Fast tab/window close Flag Setting
  9. Don’t Open too Many Tabs
  10. Clear Your Browser’s Data

1. Cut back Chrome extensions

  1. To disable extensions, click the Customize Google Chrome button at the top right of browser.
  2. Select More tools > Extensions to open the tab in the snapshot directly below that lists add-ons.
  3. Now click the Enabled check boxes to switch extensions off.
  4. Alternatively, you can click a Remove from Chrome option to delete extensions.

2. Switch Flash Off

  1. Enter chrome://settings/content in the browser‘s URL bar and press Return.
  2. Then you can select Flash to open the options below.
  3. Now you can switch Allow sites to run Flash setting to Block sites from running Flash.
  4. Alternatively, if you keep Flash on select the Ask First option. Then Flash becomes a click-to-play plug-in.

3. Install UR Browser (QUICK SOLUTION)

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Yeah, the majority of us uses Chrome to a lesser or larger effect. It’s the leading browser in the market provided by the largest tech company in the world.

But, considering the alternatives, you have more than a few reasons to cop out and go for something lighter and more privacy-oriented than Google’s flagship browser.

Our recommendation is UR Browser which, all things considering, ticks all the boxes. If you’re tired by the lackluster performance by Chrome, tired of it being slow, sketchy, and intrusive, consider switching to UR Browser.

The WindowsReport team made it our dedicated browser and we have all the praises for it. UR Browser‘s speedy, lightweight, and secure browsing experience will make it worth your time.

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4. Turn on Chrome’s Prefetch option

  1. Click the Customize Google Chrome button to open the browser‘s menu, and select Settings from there.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings tab and click Advanced.
  3. Then select the Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly option to switch the prefetch on.

5. Remove images from websites

  1. Click the Customize Google Chrome button, and select Settings to open further browser options.
  2. Click Advanced to expand the options on the Settings tab, and then you can click Content Settings to configure the website content displayed.
  3. Now click Images to open the options directly below. Click Show all (recommended) to switch that setting to Do not show any images.

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