Even though Microsoft Edge has a built-in chromium browser, Google Chrome is still the default browser for Windows users. The unrivaled performance is one of the reasons to use Google Chrome. In Google’s land, however, not everything is sorted out. On Windows 11 and Windows 10, you may experience sluggish or slow Google Chrome behavior at times.
On Windows 11 and 10, Google Chrome could be the source of high disk usage errors. It’s difficult to pinpoint a single cause for Google Chrome’s slow performance or lag. We’ll go over all of the possibilities and how to fix sluggish Google Chrome on Windows 11 and 10.
Let’s see if we can fix Google Chrome’s slowness on Windows 11 and Windows 10. After finishing their work, most users put their Windows laptops to sleep. To fix minor problems with the laptop, you may need to shut it down or restart it.
Press and hold the Windows key while pressing and holding the power button. Restart your Windows laptop by selecting Restart.
Try Google Chrome Task Manager
When you open Google Chrome, it launches a number of background processes, including new tabs, preload pages, extensions, and so on.
The browser consumes more CPU usage in the background as you use multiple tabs in Google Chrome. It can be difficult to identify the true cause of excessive CPU usage. The built-in Task Manager in Google Chrome comes in handy here.
- Keep the Chrome browser open and open Task Manager with the Shift + Esc keys.
- Examine the memory and CPU usage of multiple Chrome processes.
- It’s possible that excessively high CPU usage is slowing Google Chrome’s performance. Select End Process at the bottom of a Chrome task like this.
Disable Preload Pages
Google Chrome preloads pages in the browser that it thinks you’ll visit. Cookies are used by Chrome to predict your browsing habits. The option must be disabled from the Chrome Settings menu. Take the steps outlined below.
- On your Windows computer, launch Google Chrome.
- Open Settings by clicking the three-dot menu at the top.
- Navigate to the Privacy and Security section of the menu.
- Disable the ‘Preload pages for faster browsing and searching’ toggle in the ‘Cookies and other site data’ section.
Close Google Chrome and open it again.
End Google Chrome Task
Is Google Chrome always running in the background on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer? Chrome may become sluggish as a result. Using the Windows 11 Task Manager, completely close Google Chrome.
- Search for Task Manager by pressing the Windows key.
- Enter to bring up the Task Manager menu.
- From the App menu, select Google Chrome and then click End Task at the bottom.
Clear Google Chrome Cache
To speed up certain tasks, Google Chrome collects cache and cookies data in the background, just like any other browser. Power users of Google Chrome may end up with massive amounts of cache data. Google Chrome may become slow on computers as a result of this practice.
To clear the Google Chrome cache, follow the steps below.
- Open Google Chrome and select More from the top menu.
- Select Clear browsing data from the More tools menu.
- From the Advanced menu, select Browsing history, cache, cookies, and other options, then click Clear data at the bottom.
Remove Google Chrome Extensions
Excessive use of Chrome extensions may cause Google Chrome to run slowly or sluggishly on Windows 11 or Windows 10. Let’s get rid of a few of the unnecessary and out-of-date Chrome extensions from the list.
- Open Google Chrome and select More from the drop-down menu.
- From the More tools menu, choose Extensions.
- Chrome extensions can be disabled or removed from the list.
Update Google Chrome
Few people update their Chrome browser to the most recent version. Google publishes monthly updates with the most recent Chromium builds.
To install the latest Google Chrome version on Windows 11 or Windows 10, open Google Chrome Settings and go to the About menu.
Enjoy Google Chrome
Tabs that are playing videos in the background should also be closed. A single tab won’t make a difference, but if you have three or four of them open at the same time, Google Chrome will slow down.
If none of the above methods for improving Google Chrome performance on Windows 11 and Windows 10 are successful, it’s time to look for Google Chrome alternatives. You can resume your browsing experience with either Microsoft Edge or Firefox.