There was a time when Google Chrome was the new kid on the block and promised faster browsing and faster page load times. This has not been the case for many years. In fact, now when I hear coworkers, students, or other people complaining about how slow their computers or Chromebooks are, the first thing I do is check their Chrome settings.

There are two small Chrome settings that can speed it up on your Windows 10 computer or on your Chrome book. These settings can be found under “system” in the “advanced” menu. These parameters are:

  • Continue to run apps in the background when Google Chrome is closed.
  • Use hardware acceleration if available.
Chrome’s running speed should improve if you turn off both options listed above. In the video below I show how to find these settings.


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