Killer Tweaks to Speed Up Google Chrome 22.XX


Nov 9, 2012
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How to Speed-Up Google Chrome 22+?
1. Set Chrome Processes Priority to High in Windows Task Manager:
It is a proven method of speeding any application in Windows; just change the application priority to high. Windows allows you to change the priority of any product directly from the Task Manager which helps applications to work with high-speed and increases its performance. You can do the same for all running applications as well as Chrome. Changing the priority process of any running application is quite simple. Just start the Task Manager and right-click on the process that you want to set as high. Then go to the Set priority option and click on High. In Windows XP, you can access the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del, in Windows 7 and 8 right-click on the Taskbar and select the Task Manager option. The screenshot below is one I have taken from Windows 8 but the process is mostly similar in Windows XP, Vista and 7 as well.

2. Enable Chrome Hardware Acceleration:
Google Chrome does not offer all its options in the default setting panel. In fact, it hides lots of many other options behind the scene. You can access these hidden settings by entering chrome://flags in the URL bar and there you can enable the most important feature of Google Chrome – Hardware Acceleration which significantly speeds up surfing on low-powered devices, like laptops and computers. Enabling Hardware Acceleration in the Google Chrome browser is a simple process, just open the chrome://flags page and find out the GPU compositing on all pages Mac, Windows, Linuxoption and set it to Enable. Make sure you are not making changes in other values because chrome://flags settings are very sensitive and wrong changes can make your Chrome unstable or cause some other kind of issue.

3. Disable All the Unwanted Extensions:
Disabling unwanted Chrome extensions is a good way to speed-up Chrome because unwanted extensions slow down Chrome and use internet bandwidth to update themselves. Many Chrome users install Chrome extensions just for experimenting and then forget to remove them. Gradually, Chrome becomes slow because of these accumulated unwanted extensions. If you are doing the same then uninstall any extensions from your Google Chrome that you do not use in your daily life. It will definitely increase your Chrome browsing speed.
4. Enable Bookmark Bar:
It is not a Chrome speeding-up tip but it can save you lots of time because by using the bookmark bar you can access all your favorite websites with one click without manually typing an address in the address bar. You can enable it via Chrome Settings > Bookmarks > Show bookmarks bar.
5. Always Use Basic Themes:
Using heavy themes and appearance settings hinders Chrome performance and slows it down so it would be better to use basic themes. I personally recommend you to use default themes which come with Chrome.
6. Disable – Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google:
Sending usage statistics and crash reports automatically to Google also takes some part of your internet bandwidth and if you think it is not useful for you, you can disable it through Chrome Settings > Privacy.