10 Ways To Make Chrome Lighter And Faster To Open Sites

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Google Chrome is without a doubt the browser the most responsive che possiamo installare sui nostri computer e sui nostri telefoni. Nello stesso tempo però è anche vero che Chrome sta iniziando a diventare un po' pesante, soprattutto se ci sono tante schede aperte e tante estensioni installate.
Questo browser quindi si presenta molto veloce al primo avvio in assoluto ma poi comincia a rallentare dopo un utilizzo intenso. Per fortuna possiamo applicare dei semplici trucchi per rendere Chrome più veloce ad aprire siti, così da ripristinare la velocità iniziale senza dover per forza reinstallare tutto.

In this guide we will show you all the tricks and methods for get Chrome back fast and responsive without slowing down and with less memory consumption, so you can continue to use it great as your primary browser.

ALSO READ: How To Speed ​​Up Google Chrome

Use Lite Mode on smartphones and tablets


If we use Google Chrome as the main browser on a smartphone or tablet we can make Chrome faster by turning on Lite mode, which compresses the content of web pages via Google servers and allows all web pages to be loaded at a higher speed, also saving on the bandwidth applied (which is useful if we often use the cellular data connection).
To activate the Lite Mode on Chrome for mobile devices, open the app, press the menu with the three dots at the bottom, let's go to the menu Settings, press the Lite Mode menu and activate the switch on the page.

With this mode active, the browser will load about 60% of the data less, considerably speeding up the loading of the pages without having to make any changes to habits (the pages will look good in all cases, thanks to the optimization offered by Google).

NOTA: Questa opzione è stata rimossa nelle ultime versioni di Chrome. fare riferimento quindi alla guida per velocizzare Chrome su Android per altri trucchi ancora validi.

Use the Tab Snooze extension on PC


If we want to make Chrome faster to open sites we can rely on an extension like Tab Snooze su PC.

With this extension we will be able to "put to rest" some open tabs and plan their reopening at a later time of the day or in another period, so as to save a lot of RAM memory and leave active only the tabs that we actually need at that moment . Once installed, you will hardly do without it, especially if you work a lot on the computer and need to open many tabs without precise logic, thus finding ourselves with the RAM memory full of open Chrome tabs.

Toby for Chrome su PC


Another very extension to make Chrome faster on PC is Toby for Chrome.

With this extension installed we will have a new home screen with all the tabs opened recently or more frequently, with the possibility of fixing the ones we use most often in the right sidebar or in one of the panels offered. In this way we will avoid having to open 30 different tabs each time to work, opening only the one we need to use and saving RAM memory.

Enable preloading of web pages


Google Chrome includes a module of preloading of web pages that we can activate to make Chrome faster to open sites from both PC and smartphone / tablet.

To activate the preloading of web pages from PC, open the browser, go to the menu with the three dots at the top right, press on the side menu Privacy and security, let's get to the menu Cookie and altri dati dei siti and make sure that the switch next to the item is active Pages are preloaded to speed up browsing and searching.

To activate the preload on Google Chrome for Android and iPhone / iPad, open the browser on our device, press the menu at the top right with the three dots, press the menu Settings, open the Privacy and security menu then activate the switch next to the item Pages are preloaded to speed up browsing and searching.

By activating this item the loading of the web pages will be much faster, in particular if we have also activated the Lite mode (as seen above).

Other useful tips and tricks for Chrome


In addition to the tricks seen so far, we can apply those below to make Chrome faster to open sites:
  • Delete all that data that is cached dei file temporanei, che si accumulano nel tempo; il browser, quando carica un sito, cerca se esso o parti di esso sono presenti in Cache per caricarlo più rapidamente. Se però tale cache è molto grande e piena di dati salvati dalla cronologia di navigazione, questo processo tende a rallentare Chrome. Il problema è più evidente per chi naviga su tanti siti diversi ogni giorno e meno per chi apre sempre gli stessi senza fare troppe ricerche.
    Per procedere portiamoci sul menu Impostazioni, clicchiamo sul menu Privacy e sicurezza , premiamo su Clear browsing data and we select only the option Cached images and files and as a time interval Tutto, then we press on Clear data. After clearing the cache, Chrome should take up less memory and perform better even though websites may open slightly slower, at least the first time.
  • Start from scratch every new browsing session: molte persone scelgono di avviare Google Chrome con le stesse schede che erano aperte nella sessione precedente. Se il browser stava occupando tutta la RAM nella sessione precedente, riavviare il browser con la stessa sessione porterà lo stesso problema. Inoltre, per lo stesso motivo, è necessario chiudere il browser ogni volta che la sessione rallenta perché le schede aperte tendono ad aumentare il consumo di memoria nel tempo.
    Per evitare questo scenario evitiamo di bloccare le schede in alto e, nel menu Impostazioni -> Aspetto, assicuriamoci di attivare le voci Pagina Nuova scheda (nella sezione Aspetto) e Open the New Tab page (in the On startup section).
  • Close the tabs to reopen them when needed: se abbiamo aperto 10 o più siti insieme, chiudiamo quelli che non servono per diminuire il consumo di RAM. Ogni volta che si chiude una scheda, si libera un po' di memoria del computer e quelle che rimangono aperte saranno più veloci a ricaricarsi ed a navigare.
    We remind you that from Chrome with the new home tab, the "Reopen Closed Tabs"in which the web pages you have recently visited are stored to reopen them quickly. Also in the options menu, by going to the history, you can reopen the last closed tabs. You can also reopen the closed tabs by pressing the CTRL + Shift + T keys together.
  • Remove unused extensionsThere are thousands of extensions on the Chrome Web Store that do a little bit of everything. The temptation to install as many as possible is very strong but you have to resist and, indeed, uninstall the ones you never use. The problem is that each extension uses some memory so, if they are too many, the browser becomes heavy when you open Chrome, anche senza aver caricato nessun sito; in particolare ci sono estensioni che possono non essere ottimizzate e consumare più del necessario.
    Conviene allora disattivare tutte le estensioni e riattivarle una per una vedendo, nel task manager interno di Chrome (premere Maiusc+Esc), quanta memoria consumano e rimuovere le più pesanti.
  • Use bookmarklets instead of extensions: Bookmarklets are buttons on the bookmarks bar that act only when pressed. Whenever possible, it is better to use bookmarklets instead of extensions which, on the other hand, always remain active in the background. We can learn more by reading our guide best Bookmarklets.
  • Reset Chrome: Google Chrome has a reset function; we can then use the reset button in Chrome, (tasto Ripristina nelle impostazioni avanzate) per disattivare le estensioni, cancellare cache e file temporanei, per reimpostare pagina iniziale e impostazioni base.
    Inoltre, si può usare il programma Google Cleaner software to fix Chrome errors, caused by extensions or external programs.

Let's try them all and see how our Google Chrome performs - it should be considerably faster than before!

Conclusions


With the tips and tricks seen above we can really make Chrome faster to open sites without ever touching expert settings and opening weird menus, where novice users usually do more damage than anything else. By following the instructions shown above, everyone can speed up their Google Chrome and thus always obtain a very responsive browser.

To learn more we can also read our guides Clear cache and cookies on Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE e Hidden tricks, options and commands for Chrome.


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