Google Chrome is one of the easiest web browsers to use, something supported by the fact that over 60% of the world’s PC users employ it for daily browsing. Built with fast and safe browsing in mind, Chrome nevertheless serves up issues every now and then, such as slow page loading and slow tab switching. Following are some steps you can take to rectify these particular issues if you ever face them.
- Use Chrome Cleanup Tool. This is a dedicated utility from Google, which performs scans for and removes spyware, which may be causing chrome browser issues. It supports Windows 7 through Windows 10, and can be downloaded for free.
- Fix the DNS Setting. Sometimes cause of the Chrome browser issues you encounter are not browser specific. Maybe it is something as broad as an incorrect DNS setting. It is likely the case if you keep seeing Resolving host… a lot on the status bar.
- Clear the Browser History. With time, a hoard of history files can pile up in your browser. Get rid of these by typing chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in the URL bar and hitting Clear browsing data.
- Turn Off Plugins. These are extra applications, which are in place to boost the functions of the browser. It is possible one of them is affecting the speed and causing the Chrome browser issues you find yourself saddled with. Try loading a webpage in incognito mode and see if you still have the problem. If not, then a plugin is to blame. Go to chrome://plugins/ and disable all the ones that are listed.
- Turn Off Extensions. Extensions are similar to plugins in that they are additional applications. To remove or disable one, go to chrome://extensions/
- Turn Off Hardware Acceleration. For this, go to chrome://settings, and choose Show Advanced Settings. Go to the System section and uncheck the box beside Use Hardware Acceleration When Available.
- Remove Bookmarks. You may have a ton of web pages bookmarked, especially if you do a lot of browsing. This can sometimes affect speed when opening a new tab; so clear off all your bookmarks and save them as html files in a folder on your computer.
- See if Chrome is Up to Date. If you have not updated Chrome in a long while and it is getting slow, maybe it is time you downloaded the latest version and installed it.