7 Chrome Plugins You Must Install Today by@kameir

7 Chrome Plugins You Must Install Today

May 4th 2022 10,290 reads
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Google Chrome is the most popular browser, but when you do not update to the latest browser or uninstall unnecessary extensions, it can slow down your internet experience. If you want to get rid of this issue, follow the steps given below to speed up your browsing. Developers say that “Web Boost Extension” uses “clever caching techniques” to boost the performance of Google Chrome. The main feature of the Web Boost extension is the ad-block because it blocks unnecessary elements that negatively affect the performance.
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NOTE: Before you start reading this article, please hit ALT+CONTROL+DELETE, then click on your task manager, and make a note of the CPU and Memory usage of Google Chrome. With that done, keep reading how to debug your slow browsing issues.


Today Google Chrome is the most popular browser. According to W3Counter it is used by more than 64% of internet users worldwide. But when you do not update to the latest browser or uninstall unnecessary extensions, it can slow down your internet experience. If you want to get rid of this issue, follow the steps given below to speed up your browsing.

1.      Web Boost Extension

As the name indicates, the Web Boost extension can help users speed up web browsing. It is not only the popular chrome extension, but it is a highly rated extension. Developers say that “Web Boost Extension” uses “clever caching techniques” to boost the performance of Google Chrome.

It stores building blocks, so Chrome does not have to do much work. The main feature of the Web Boost extension is the ad-block because it blocks unnecessary elements that negatively affect the performance of Chrome Browser. It is simple to download and install. Let us discuss the steps for adding this extension to Google Chrome. The good news is it does not require any caching or configuration. More importantly, it does not reduce the image or video quality.

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To install:

·         Go to the Chrome Web Store and search Web Boost Extension. Or you can visit the page of Web Boost Extension and click Add to Chrome. In this way, it will be added to Chrome.

·         Go to the right top corner of the toolbar and open the extensions menu. You can enable this extension by clicking on the Web Boost extension.

You are now set to enjoy somewhat faster-browsing speed than before.

2. Faster Web Chrome Extension

It is another popular extension for speeding up your browsing. It claims to be smart because it starts loading the pages before the users even click them. In case you are wondering how this is possible, the FasterWeb extension tracks the movement of your mouse across the browser. As the name indicates, it is extra smart and fast. So, when the cursor hovers over a link for even 65 milliseconds, it starts preloading that link. 50% chances are that you might open this link. But this magic point gives your extension about 300 extra milliseconds for quick preloading of the webpage. Remember, you do not have to worry about the bandwidth and other resources because it only preloads the HTML. So, by using the FasterWeb Chrome extension, people can enjoy much faster web browsing. The downloading and installation steps are the same as the first one.


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3. AMP Browser Extension

Accelerated Mobile Pages is a project of Google that ensures pages are loaded quickly on Mobile. Desktop users can also enjoy this feature. The AMP Browser extension analyzes and optimizes the JavaScript, CSS, and HTML of a page and adds that page to Google’s cache. As a result, the page opens faster.

Some developers claim that pages load faster by 300 to 400%. Unfortunately, the extension has not been updated for some time, but it is still working as described. Work is in progress to build an AMP browser that will not only reduce data consumption, but it will accelerate pages as well.

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4. Speed-Up Browsing Extension

Try the Speed-Up Browsing extension if you are looking for a unique extension to speed up Chrome. It uses a proprietary algorithm, and “cache-control headers” to ensure data is sent and pulled from the Chrome cache quickly. So, whenever you visit a website, it will cache images on your PC, and the site will load faster every time you visit it.


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5. McAfee Web Boost

You probably have noticed that when you visit some websites, these start auto-playing videos. It is not only annoying, but also slows down browsing, and so far, there is no clear fix for this issue.

A strong battle is going on between people and developers. People are finding ways to block auto-playing videos, and the developers have come up with new ways to bypass these methods. But the good news is you can use McAfee Web Boost to fix this issue. Some people have complained about privacy issues, but users have not found any flaws in this extension. So, if you want to speed up the browsing, you can use the McAfee Web Boost extension.

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6. Speed Tweaks Extension

All the Chrome extensions that we have discussed so far are progress, but this one is somewhat of an all-in-one extension. It offers multiple settings that speed up Chrome effectively. More importantly, it is easy to use. As the name indicates, it provides seven tweaks that can help you maximize Chrome performance significantly.

These seven tweaks are:

·         DNS pre-fetching

·         Clear the browser’s cache

·         Block images from loading

·         Block the most common ads

·         Load mobile versions of sites

·         Speed-up rendering on page scroll

·         Discard all inactive tabs from the memory

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7. uBlock Origin

This Google Chrome extension is built on modern technology. It means it will not drain your system resources like other Adblockers. It consumes less RAM, so even if you are using an older PC you can effectively use the uBlock Origin extension. It allows users to suspend background tabs in Chrome which is an additional feature.

Did this work for you?

After you installed these extensions, repeat the step from the introduction to validate that Chrome indeed is using less resources, if not try the following:

·         Run a malware scan

·         Check your internet speed

·         Close tabs you are not using

·         Run the Chrome cleanup tool

·         Use the latest version of Chrome

·         Uninstall all unnecessary Chrome extensions

Comment below with extensions that helped you debug slow browsing.

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