How to Manaage Google Chrome Extensions: Add, Remove, Disable Addons

How to Manaage Google Chrome Extensions: Add, Remove, Disable Addons


Extensions for the Google Chrome are a great tool as it improves your productivity by helping you in your daily tasks while using the browser. But if you do not know how to manage Chrome extensions, it can mess up your browser and make them slower. 

So let us take a look at Chrome extensions settings. Here I will go through how to manage, disable, or remove the extensions from Chrome browser. 

How to manage Chrome extensions? 

On launching Google Chrome, you can see that there are a lot of extensions besides the address bar (on the top right corner on the screen). any Chrome addons which you might have installed will appear here as icons, but they are not the only ones. 

There may be much more than you see here. To see a list of all the Chrome extensions which you have installed:

  • Click on Settings 
  • Go to More Tools. 
  • Then select Extensions. 

Optionally, there is a shortcut to managing Chrome extensions. You just have to right click any extension icon and then select Manage Extensions from the dropdown menu. Here you will see all of your extensions and installed Chrome apps. 

The third method is to just simply visit the following URL by pasting this in the URL bar:

Chrome://extensions/ 

It will then lead you directly to the page where you can see and manage all of your Chrome extensions. 

How to enable or disable Chrome extensions? 

When you have reached the Extensions section through the above mentioned method, you will see a list of all the addons which you have installed on the Chrome browser. 

Here you will see a toggle button which is beside each extension. To enable or disable a Chrome extension, just turn that toggle button on or off. 

To configure the extensions, you have to click on Details and a list of options window will pop up. You can then customize the settings there according to your needs. 

How to check Chrome Extension Settings? 

You can also check the permission which is granted to any of the Chrome extension on the chrome://extensions page by clicking on the details button below each extension name. here you can review the settings and also the permission which is granted to any of the Chrome addon and then remove the ones which you find disturbing.  

An important Chrome extension settings to look out for in this section is “Site Access.” 

You can also choose between whether if you want to allow an extension to read and change all of your data on specific sites or all the site which you visit. There are three options in total here which you can select: on a click, specific websites, or on all the sites. 

Although, the most important Chrome extension setting is the “Allow in Incognito.”

Just be sure that this option is always disabled because when you enable it, it will allow your Chrome extensions to record your browsing history in incognito mode also. 

How to remove a Chrome extension? 

Some of the times installing a Chrome extension may not be as beneficial as you would be expecting it to be and you want to get rid of it. In such cases, removing a Chrome extension is a good idea than just keeping it disabled. Now to uninstall a Chrome extension you will have to follow the steps given below: 

  • Right click on the manage chrome icon from the google extensions toolbar and then select on Remove from Chrome. 

If you cannot find the extension icon on the toolbar, you will have to go towards the Chrome options menu. 

  • Click on More Tools. 
  • Then select Extensions. 
  • Click on the Remove option on the extension which you want to delete. 
  • Select on Remove again on the confirmation pop up to permanently delete the Chrome extension. 

How to add a Chrome extension? 

The Chrome Web Store hosts all of the extensions for your browser. You can browse those extensions by categories or you can just search for a specific one. When you select Chrome extension to install, then just click on the Add To Chrome button which is placed on the extension page. 

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