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Google Chrome

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How do I make Chrome my default browser?

Google Chrome is the recommended browser for staff and students at NPAS. If you make Chrome your default browser, any links you click will open automatically in Chrome.

Google Help: Make Chrome your default browser

How do I update my Chrome browser?

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer's browser. But if you haven't closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update. For example, a green, orange, or red update icon may appear in the upper-right corner of your browser.

Google HelpUpdate Google Chrome

How do I clear the cache & cookies from my Chrome browser?

When you use a browser, like Chrome, it saves some information from websites in its cache and cookies. Clearing them can fix certain problems, like loading or formatting issues on sites.

  1. Make sure you are in the Chrome browser.
  2. At the top right, click More (3-dots) icon.
  3. Click the Settings option.
  4. On the left menu, click the Privacy and security option.
  5. Click the Clear browsing data option.
  6. At the top, choose the time range: All time
  7. Check the boxes next to [ Cookies and other site data ] and [ Cached images and files ].
  8. Click the Clear data button.

Google Help: Clear Cache & Cookies

My browser is running slower than normal. How do I speed up Chrome?

You can make Chrome faster by following these steps.

Google Help: Speed up Google Chrome

  1. Update Chrome
  2. Close unused tabs
  3. Turn off or stop unwanted processes
  4. Remove extensions you no longer use
  5. Check your computer for Malware

How do I install and manage extensions on my Chrome browser?

You can customize Chrome and add features and functionality by adding extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

Google Help: Install and Manage Extensions