There was a time when Google Chrome was a new kid on the block and it promised faster browsing and faster page load time. This has not been the case for many years. In fact, now when I hear complaints from colleagues, students, or others about the slow running of my computer or Chromebook, I first check their Chrome settings.

Chrome has two small settings that make it run faster on your Windows 10 computer or on your Chromebook. Those settings are found under “System” in the “Advanced” menu. These settings are:

  • Keep running background apps when Google Chrome shuts down.
  • Use hardware acceleration when available.
If you turn off the above two options, the speed at which Chrome runs should be better. In the video below I show you how to find these settings.

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