How to speed up your Google Chrome?

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Google Chrome browser is the best and most widely used browser around the world. But a low of people don’t know how to use it more efficiently. Instead, they encounter problems such as slow browsing. So this is a guide where you will know different ways on how to make google chrome faster on windows 10 for a better browsing experience.

  1. Use Default Theme

    Google Chrome has an awesome feature where you can choose whichever theme you want according to your need. 
    But one of the cons of using it is that it may slow down the loading time of websites or even the Chrome software. 
    So in case, you want to go back to the default theme then:
    1. Go to “chrome://settings” or click the three dots on the top right corner and go to Settings.
    2. In the “Appearance” section, choose “reset to default“.

  2. Delete Unnecessary Web Apps

    To delete web apps: 
    1. Type “chrome://apps” in the address bar and hit enter. 
    2. Here you will see all the apps installed in your browser.
    3. Now right-click on those apps which you want to remove and select “Remove from Chrome“.

  3. Clear Google Chrome Browsing History and Cache

    Chrome browser stores the data of sites you have visited and other information (such as webcam, mic, location, etc. ) in the form of browsing history and cache data. 
    To delete it: 
    1. Type “chrome://settings/clearBrowserData” in the search bar and hit enter. 
    2. Now choose whichever options you want to delete data of.
    3. Make sure you delete “Cached images and files” as it uses a lot of memory. To delete it make sure that the time range is selected as “All time” and “Cached images and files” is checked.

  4. Always Check and Update Google Chrome

    Make sure that your google chrome is updated. 
    Because an update sometimes fixes common errors of which you can’t find any solution elsewhere. 
    To update your google chrome:
    1. Click on three dots in the upper right corner. 
    2. Now select “Help“.
    3. Now select “About Google Chrome“.
    4. Now it will automatically download and install the updates for you.

  5. Disable Unwanted Extensions

    Extensions are really useful in doing tasks quickly such as saving any document, opening any app instantly, checking your grammar, etc. but they use a lot of CPU time and RAM which makes google chrome slower. 
    Press “Shift+Esc” to see all the tasks running in chrome.  
    So to remove unwanted chrome extensions goto:
    1. Type “chrome://extensions/” in the search bar and hit enter.
    2. Now you can either remove or disable whichever extension you want. 
     

  6. Close all those unwanted tabs

    Sometimes when we are searching for some information for our school project or in general any other purpose whenever we come across any link we tend to “Open Link in New Tab“. so in the process, we open dozens of tabs and this leads to the slowing down of our chrome browser.   

  7. Enable Prefetch Resources or Prediction Service

    Enabling “page prefetch” will help make the google chrome load faster. 
    As it will pre-suggest the links while you are typing anything in the search bar. 
    To enable page prefetch:
    1. Goto “Settings” and select “Advanced“.
    2. In “Privacy and Security” select the second option i.e. “Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar” and also select the third option “Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly” to enable the feature.
     

  8. Default Settings Google Chrome Flag Settings To Increase Browser Speed

    The very last option to speed up your Google Chrome on Windows 10 when you have made so many changes to your chrome browser that you can’t manually default those settings is to go back to Default Settings.
    It will “reset your startup page, a new tab page, search engine, and pinned tabs. It will also disable all extensions and clear temporary data like cookies. Though bookmarks, history and saved passwords will not be cleared“.
    To change your chrome back to default goto:
    1.Settings“.
    2. Select “Advanced” and scroll down to “Reset and clean up“.
    3. Now select “Restore settings to their original defaults” and now select “Reset Settings“.

  9. Prefetch settings

    This flag prefetches the resources which ultimately speeds up your chrome browsing. 
    1. Goto: “chrome://flags/#enable-resource-prefetch
    2. Now choose “Enable Prefetching” in the drop-down list. 

  10. Tile Width

    If you have more than 4GB RAM then allowing chrome to use more RAM will speed up chrome and decrease frame rate by using maximum tiles width. 
    1. Type “chrome://flags/#default-tile-width“.
    2. In the drop-down list choose “chrome://flags/#default-tile-width“.

  11. Tile Height

    It is the same as above except it allows using maximum tiles for a given height. Type “chrome://flags/#default-tile-height” in the search bar and hit enter. In the drop-down list again choose 1024.

  12. Simple Cache For HTTP

    Another method to make chrome faster is to load pages quickly while surfing. To enable this: Type: “chrome://flags/#enable-simple-cache-backend” in the search bar and hit enter. Now select “Enabled“.

  13. Override Software Rendering List

    It overrides the built-in software rendering list and enables GPU acceleration on unsupported system configurations.
    Type “chrome://flags/#ignore-gpu-blacklist” in the search bar and hit enter. Now select “Enabled“.

  14. Fast Tab/ Window Close

    Enables fast tab/window closing thus speeding up chrome. Type “chrome://flags/#enable-fast-unload” in the search bar and hit enter. Select “Enabled”.

  15. NoState Prefetch

    If enabled, pre-downloads resources to improve page load speed. Type “chrome://flags/#enable-nostate-prefetch” in the search bar and hit enter. Select “Enabled”.

  16. Omnibox tail suggestions

    It enables receiving tail suggestions, a type of search suggestion based on the last few words in the query, for Omnibox. Type “chrome://flags/#omnibox-tail-suggestions” in the search bar and hit enter. Select “Enabled”.

  17. Parallel downloading

    Enables parallel downloading to accelerate download speed. Type “chrome://flags/#enable-parallel-downloading” n the search bar and hit enter. Select “Enabled”.

  18. Number of raster threads

    Specifies the number of raster threads. Type “chrome://flags/#num-raster-threads” in the search bar and hit enter. Select “Enabled“.

  19. FontCache scaling

    Reuse a cached font in the renderer to serve different sizes of the font for faster layout.
    Type “chrome://flags/#enable-font-cache-scaling” in the search bar and hit enter.  Select “Enabled.

  20. Zero-copy rasterizer

    This flag immediately writes rastered threads to GPU memory. Type “chrome://flags/#enable-zero-copy” in the search bar and hit enter. Select “Enabled.

  21. Smooth Scrolling

    Animates smoothly when scrolling web page. Type “chrome://flags/#smooth-scrolling” in the search bar and hit enter. Select “Enabled“.

  22. Experimental QUIC protocol

    It enables QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connection) protocol support. It is used as an experimental feature for security purposes similar to SSL/TLS. Type “chrome://flags/#enable-quic” in the search bar and hit enter. Select “Enabled.
     

  23. GPU rasterization

    Another method you can follow to make to make google chrome faster on windows 10 is by using GPU to rasterize web content. Type “chrome://flags/#gpu-rasterization-msaa-sample-count” in the search bar and hit enter. Select “Enabled“.
     

  24. Enable picture in picture

    In case if you are wondering how to make your download speed faster on google chrome then this feature allows you to watch videos in their own windows while you browse the web. Type “chrome://flags/#enable-picture-in-picture” in the search bar and hit enter. Select “Enabled“. 

Conclusion: 

So these are the 24 best ways on how to make google chrome faster on windows 10. 

A short note, though there are other flags to try it is not recommended to change their settings as they are risky and might lead to data loss.    Before changing any other flag make sure you research about it thoroughly and then only change it. 

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