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3 Hacks To Make Your Google Chrome Work Better

We all know that Chrome is the most-used browser in the world, but that doesn’t mean that it is perfect. Google Chrome is updated many times throughout a year, but it still manages to come to our computers requiring further optimization.

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Read on and learn how you can make Google Chrome work better, and how to make its minor flaws less annoying.

1. Block annoying data requests

It is a good thing that Chrome asks for your permission before it allows a website to access your location, but it can get annoying. There is a way to make the browser automatically decline the request!

– Click the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner
– Click on ‘Settings’
– Click ‘Show Advanced Settings’ at the bottom
– Find the ‘Privacy’ section and click on the ‘Content Settings’ button
– Find the ‘Location’ and ‘Notifications’ options and select ‘Do not allow any site to show notifications’

2. Stop auto-play videos

Even tho Chrome doesn’t have an option that allows you to disable auto-playing videos; there is a workaround.

– Click the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner
– Click on ‘Settings’
– Click on ‘Show Advanced Settings’
– Find the ‘Privacy’ section and click on the ‘Content Settings’ button
– Find the ‘Flash’ portion of the options and select ‘Block sites from running flash’

This way, whenever there is a Flash element on a page, it won’t start playing unless you right-click on it.

3. Easy mute tabs

There is nothing more annoying than a page which blares noise out of nowhere. Yes, Chrome does show a volume indicator in the tabs that are playing audio, but we will show you how to enable the option to mute those tabs.

– Copy and paste the following text into the URL bar: chrome://flags/#enable-tab-audio-muting
– Press Enter and you will be in Chrome’s experimental options
– The ‘Tab audio muting UI control’ option will be highlighted – enable it
– Relaunch Chrome

Now you can click on the volume indicator icon to mute a noisy tab. There you have it, three simple hacks to make your Google Chrome experience much better. Which one do you think is the most useful? Which one will you be using? Let us know!