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How to reset Google Chrome settings quickly

Like the reset feature in Internet Explorer and in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome also comes with a Reset option. It can be useful to eliminate problems caused by badly coded Chrome extensions, malware or misconfigured settings. Let us see how to reset Google Chrome with just a few clicks.

To reset Google Chrome, do these simple steps:

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser and type the following in the address bar:
    chrome://settings
  2. Locate the Advanced settings link at the bottom and click it.
    advanced settings
  3. The Reset browser settings button will appear at the bottom of the screen.
    Reset Chrome
    Click it and restart Google Chrome.

After the reset, you will notice the following changes:

  • Home page will set back to the Google account sign-in page like it is when Google Chrome is freshly installed.
  • The New tab page and search engines will be reverted back to their defaults
  • All third-party extensions and themes will be disabled
  • All your pinned tabs will be unpinned
  • Cookies and per-site preferences will be deleted

That's all. As you can see, the Reset Chrome feature is a convenient option to set all the settings of the browser to their defaults.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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