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Google’s browser, even if it is in childhood, has proven to be a lightweight alternative, very fast and very efficient compared to other browsers. Of course a proposal remains somewhat limited, at least for now. In addition, only available on Windows, although it works for porting to other platforms. In this post I discuss some tricks to speed up even more, browsing with Google Chrome .
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Disable anti-phishing filter
If you are a regular user, it is best not to touch this option. But if you’re a relatively advanced user and distinguishes the page of your bank the fish page below, you can disable this option and save some time, CPU and bandwidth. Go Chrome Options Advanced tab and uncheck “Enable protection against phishing and malware”.
Disable DNS prefetching
In the same tab that the previous tip, you can uncheck the “Use DNS pre-fetching …”, which stores data on the web pages you visit in order to take less access them on subsequent visits. Normally it should be kept, but if you notice that your browser starts slow to respond pueddes disable this cache.
Disables usage statistics
While it is recommended to leave to make life easier for developers, it is a fact that is a side that adds anything unnecessary to our browser. In the same tab in the two previous tips you can find this option.
Clear browsing data regularly
While Chrome does not yet make an automatic cleaning of your history, in any browser I’ve tested this is essential if you want to prevent degradation. Go to the Tools menu (the wrench) and choose the “Clear browsing data”. Of course, remember to choose from in the box “Clear data from this period” the option “All” if you will not be eliminated leaving only the latest and old history. Repeat this step from time to time, weekly or monthly, whichever you prefer.
Disable unnecessary functions
All these tricks are based on options you can indicate on the application launcher. This creates a shortcut icon on the desktop or Start menu, or simply edit the one you usually use. To edit, right click on the icon and choose Properties .
In the case Destination is the address of the executable, which is what will change to add the options. For example, the box to disable Java so it should be if using Vista:
C: Users % username% AppData Local Google Chrome Application chrome.exe-disable-java
Or so if you use Windows XP:
"C: Documents and Settings % username% Local Settings Application Data Google Chrome"-disable-java
Now you can choose which option you use out of all possible:
-Disable-dev-tools to disable the developer tools, if not even know what they are you can disable them perfectly.
-Disable-logging to clear the log files that store information about what goes on in your browser (especially if something goes wrong). A normal user can turn off without problems, in fact you may notice a very slight improvement. Note that the standard versions, this is already off, but in “beta” is enabled, so only useful if you use a newest version.
-Disable-metrics to disable the usage statistics system. You can turn off perfectly.
-Disable-metrics-reporting to disable sending statistics, but not the collection.Completely useless unless you’re a developer, as also sending off the previous option.
-Disable-java to disable Java. As mentioned in other special entries, Java is now a drag on the web that is rarely used but can slow down your browser. So highly recommended.
-Disable-plugins to disable all plugins. It is highly recommended because it could no longer be using Flash, and therefore thousands of sites including Youtube would be useless. If you understand these limitations, go ahead.
-Disable-images to disable all images. Under normal conditions would not make much sense to go back to a text-only site, but can be helpful from a slow connection.For example, if occasionally use a GPRS/3G this option will save you a lot of bandwidth.
-Disable-hang-monitor is not documented, and no source code makes it very clear that says literally suppresses monitor processes hang “renderer”. I think it means to defuse the recovery of frozen eyelashes, anyway not a good idea to use it and recommend it.
- New-http uses a new HTTP stack which is still in evidence. You can try to change it and see if you notice any improvement, if not forget it.
Of course the options can be added one after the other if we leave a blank space between them. You see, it is still very little usable browser customization, much like Safari, and light years away from Firefox and Opera. Hopefully in the future, with the landing on all platforms, improve here too.
Asher ross is an Expert technical writer from UK with expertise in writing articles over UK Web Hosting Mac OS, Apple, Mobile and UK cloud hosting technology.