Need to reset Chrome browser settings to default settings? If Chrome works and you want to troubleshoot your browser, or you just want to start all over again, you can easily reset your Chrome settings to their original defaults. The process of resetting the Chrome web browser is the same for Mac, Windows and Linux.
Important: Resetting Chrome will reset all browser settings to the default state settings, as if it had been recently installed and not configured. This means that any launch home page settings, tab settings, search engine, docked tabs, etc. will be reset. In addition, all Chrome browser extensions will be disabled, and all temporary data, such as caches and cookies, will be deleted. Reset chrome does not however, clear your bookmarks, history, suggestions for auto-completion, or saved passwords (currently, anyway, at the time of this writing, if you are interested in bookmarks and passwords, you can always export them first).
How to reset Chrome browser settings to default values
Again, this resets almost everything related to the Chrome web browser on a Mac, Windows or Linux PC, so make sure that this is what you want to do:
- Open your Chrome browser in a new browser window.
- Click the button with the image of points in the upper right corner, then select "Settings"
- Scroll down to the settings and click "Advanced" to see more.
- Scroll down to find “Reset Settings” and click “Restore Settings to their original settings”
- Confirm that you want to reset your Chrome settings by clicking “Reset Settings”
Resetting Chrome can take several minutes, depending on how Chrome is configured, whether you have (or many) Chrome extensions installed, and other factors, including the speed of the computer on which you reinstall the Chrome browser. Just wait a minute.
After resetting Chrome, it may be a good idea to also refresh the browser, then exit and restart the application. You can also manually update the extensions you plan to use, including updating Flash, if you have not updated the entire browser. This ensures that the Chrome web browser and its extensions are updated to the latest version, as well as with the latest features and security updates.
When you restart the newly resetted Chrome, you can clear the Chrome history and browsing data, although, as already mentioned, the caches will be deleted during the reset process.
You will also probably want to make any Chrome settings again. For example, if you’ve previously disabled Chrome’s automatic login to Google services, turned off Chrome’s web notifications, turned off audio on various websites, turned off autoplay, set a custom download location, or any other browser settings, you can do so. after resetting the browser settings, it changes again, since all these settings will be lost.
Resetting Chrome can also be useful for troubleshooting if you find that your Chrome browser is not working properly, if something is wrong, or if the browser has been caught in unwanted pages, pop-ups and other garbage that is saved problems resetting the cache and browser data.
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