Dear Lifehacker, I have a dozen or more Chrome add-ons and extensions. What's the right way to ensure browsing speed is not affected? Should I disable the ones used less frequently until required? But this seems a pain to have to turn them on and off. Any ideas? Thanks, Over-Extended
I think of my browser as being like an operating system. Over time, as I add and play with different software the performance changes. Some apps make things faster while others have the opposite effect.
As you've said OE, disabling and re-enabling extensions is a PITA. However, you could look at SimpleExtManager or Extensions Manager. These put all your extensions just one click away so you can disable and re-enable them easily.
Have you taken a critical view of the extensions you have installed? Do you need them all? Your own suggestion, of disabling rarely used extensions until you need them, is a good move.
We'll throw this one open to the Lifehacker family? Does anyone have any further advice? Is there a tool out there that measures the performance impact of extensions in Chrome? Tell us in the comments.
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