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15 Chrome settings you should change

Google Chrome is by far the most popular browser on the planet. I want to say that the browser has captured more than 65% of the market share, which is quite phenomenal. While the browser works as an input brooch, there are certain hidden settings and features that can make your experience even better. In this article, we are going to take a look at all the hidden settings that you should change to make Chrome better for you. So, here are the 15 Chrome settings you should change:

Chrome settings you should change

Since Google Chrome is available for both desktop and mobile browser, we have divided this article into two sections to make it easier for you.

  • Chrome desktop settings
  • Chrome Mobile Settings

Chrome desktop settings you should change

1. Assign keyboard shortcuts for extensions

One of the most important reasons behind Chrome's popularity is the huge support extension that allows users to modify Chrome and give it more power. While, by default, Google Chrome makes it easy to access the extension gallery, if you want the process to be easier, you can assign keyboard shortcuts to your favorite extensions . For example, if you are using Pocket as your post-reading service, you can assign a keyboard shortcut that can save items in Pocket.

This is just an example to show you what you can do with keyboard shortcuts. To configure keyboard shortcuts for Chrome extensions, first go to the extension shortcuts page (chrome: // extensions / shortcuts) and type the keyboard shortcut for the different extensions. This adjustment has made my life with Chrome much easier and I think you will enjoy it too.

2. Allow Extensions in Incgnito

While we are talking about extensions, there is another configuration that you should know. Have you ever browsed the web in "incognito" mode and wondered where all its extensions are? Good, by default, Chrome does not allow extensions to work incognito, since you don't want any service to track you that way. However, if there is an extension that you cannot use Chrome without, there is a way to allow extensions in incognito mode.

To do so, open the extensions manager page ("chrome: // extensions /") and then click on the "Details" button of the extension you wish to use in incognito . Now, find the option "Allow incognito" and enable it by clicking on the sliding button.

3. Prevent Chrome from running background applications when closed

Not many people know that, but by default, Chrome runs all of its applications in the background. That's not acceptable since I don't want Chrome to run anything once I close the application. Fortunately, there is a setting that you can disable to prevent this from happening. To do so, open Chrome and then Go to Settings -> Advanced, and uncheck the option "Continue running applications in the background when Google Chrome is closed" . This will save battery and system resources when you are not using Chrome.

4. Disable Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash is an archaic software that should already be dead. However, thanks to the thousands of websites that are still using it, it is still alive and non-stop. Google has taken action, since the Chrome browser now asks you before running Flash by default, however, it is still not good enough. There is a high security risk involved in the execution of Flash and if you value your data and online security, you must disable it permanently . To disable Flash in your Chrome browser, go to the Flash settings page (chrome: // settings / content / flash) and then disable it by turning off the switch.