Are you getting frustrated waiting for a page to load on your Chrome browser? I know what it feels like when a page is taking for ever to load.
Though the strength of your network signal has a say on this, but there are other factors that affect how long it takes for a web page to load such as the configurations of your browser and the speed of the website. Some of them, there is nothing we can do about it, but we can also help ourselves by optimizing our browser for best performance.
In this post, I will show you four methods you can use to boost the speed of your Google Chrome browser.
These methods are very easy to implement and are harmless so you don’t have anything to worry about.
So let’s get started…
4 Methods To Make You Chrome Browser Faster:
Method #1: Editing Chrome Flag Settings
You can boost the browsing speed of your Chrome browser by editing some of the default settings in the Flag settings.
Here is the steps you should follow and the settings you need to apply to boost the browsing speed of your Chrome browser:
Step #1: First open your Chrome browser and type chrome://flags/ in the URL field.
You will see a lot of settings under the Flag configurations.
Warning! You need to be careful with these settings. Only apply the settings outlined in this tutorial unless you are sure of what you are doing.
In case you screw up things, just hit the “Reset all to default” at the top-right corner of the page.
Step #2: Look for “Maximum tiles for interest area” and change the value to “512“. That is the maximum RAM that will be allocated to your Chrome browser.
Quick tip: You can find this option or any other option faster by typing the option in the search box. By default, you won’t see the search box. To make it appear, press Ctrl+f. It will appear at the top-right corner as in the picture below.
Step #3: Look for “Number of raster threads” and change the value to 4.
Step #4: Look for “Enable fast tab/window close” and enable it.
Step #5: After that, relaunch your Chrome browser to implement the settings and you are good to go.
Method #2: Using Google Chrome Web Boost Extension
You can also boost the browsing speed of your Chrome browser by downloading and installing Web Boost chrome extension. You can download it here.
This method is pretty simple. All you have to do is to add the extension to your Chrome browser.
After adding the extension, you will see the icon on the top-right corner of your browser. Click on it to enable it.
Method #3: Changing Some Few Settings in Your Chrome Browser
There are few settings that you can apply to your browser in other to boost the speed.
Just follow these easy steps:
Step #1: Enter your browser’s setting. You can do that by clicking on the Menu at the top-right corner of your browser and selecting “Settings” from the drop down menu.
Step #2: On the settings page, scroll down and click on “Show advanced settings…“.
Step #3: In the advanced settings, under Privacy, make sure that the “Prefetch resources to load pages more quickly” option is checked.
Step #4: You can also apply this setting on you Android Chrome browser. In your Android chrome browser you will see three options which you can set as follows:
- Always – If you want to load pages with both cellular and Wi-Fi network.
- Wi-Fi – If you want to prefetch pages only when you are on Wi-Fi.
- Never – If you don’t want to prefetch pages.
Method #4: Clearing Cache and Unnecessary Plugins and Extensions
You can also disable unnecessary plugins and extension and clear you browser’s cache to boost the speed of your browser.
1. To disable and remove unnecessary plugins in your Chrome browser, type chrome://plugins/ in your URL field and to access the plugin page.
From there you can disable and remove unnecessary plugins.
2. To remove unnecessary extensions, enter the extension page. You can quickly do that by typing chrome://extensions/ in your URL box.
3. You can clear your browsing data going to Settings>>Advanced settings>>Privacy>>Clear browsing data. But you can quickly access this option by typing chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in your URL box.
The recommended data to clear here are download history, cookies, and cached images and files.
With these methods, you can easily boost the browsing speed of your Chrome browser and improve the overall performance of the browser.