How to speed up Google Chrome page loading?
Dec. 19, 2018, 11:26 a.m.
When Google Chrome first launched it claimed to be the fastest browser on the market. Whether or not it’s still the case is up for debate, but you can be sure it’s not as fast as when you ’ve opened it for the first time. Just like the OS, browsers get cluttered and need freshening up from time to time to stay efficient. Your browsing habits also play a role. Here are some simple tips to help you improve your browsing experience. -> Keep your tabs bar clean Depending on your CPU speed and the amount of RAM available, you can experience significant slowdown when you have too many tabs opened at the same time. Some tabs are heavier than others. YouTube and sites utilizing Flash can be especially troublesome. -> Disable unnecessary plugins, extensions, and apps Over the course of time, people install many additional features for their browser. Some of them are useful, but often times they’re just the opposite. Single-use features and toolbars which are basically adverts can be removed without much regret. Go to the following pages, review what you have, and disable or remove anything that you do not use. If you ever find yourself in need of some them, you can simply enable them again. Type “chrome://plugins” in your Chrome’s address bar and click Disable where needed Type “chrome://extensions” in your Chrome’s address bar. Click the Trash icon or untick the Enabled option. Type “chrome://apps” in your Chrome’s address bar, right click on the appropriate app, select Remove from Chrome and confirm by clicking the Remove button. -> Enable or disable prefetching Prefetching is a feature that allows pages to preload before you visit them, speeding up their perceived loading time. It can be resource heavy, so enabling it is useful if your computer is fast. If it’s not, disabling it can improve your browsing experience. Go to Options > Settings > Show Advanced Settings and check or uncheck the box marked “Use prediction service to load pages more quickly”. If those things don’t help, the issue may lay outside of your browser. Run a virus scan, uninstall unnecessary programs and clear up your system partition.