Reset The Chrome Browser To Its Factory Defaults

Reset The Chrome Browser To Its Factory Defaults

Chrome is running slow and you have adware or pop-up ads problems? Sometimes, unbeknownst to us, adware, malware, and unwanted extensions change settings and make it nearly impossible to change them back. Web browsers now include ‘reset’ buttons to swiftly get rid of browser-hijacking adware. By resetting Google Chrome settings users can roll back unwanted changes made by adware and various browser hijackers. Google Chrome reset feature restores this browser to it’s factory defaults. Notice that resetting settings won’t remove your bookmarks and saved passwords.

– Resetting Chrome settings will reset everything about the browser to its default state settings, as if it were freshly installed and not configured.

– Note that personal data and other settings that have been stored in the cloud and associated with your Google account will not be erased.

Resetting your browser settings will impact the settings below:

– Default Search Engine: Changes back to Google.

– Homepage button will be hidden and the URL that you previously set will be removed.

– New Tab Page: Changes back to the default New Tab page with Google logo, search bar, and thumbnails of most visited sites.

– All cookies and other website data will be removed.

– Your extensions and themes will be disabled but will remain installed.

– Pinned Tabs: These will unpin and be removed.

– Content settings will be cleared and reset to their installation defaults.

– Cookies and Site Data: All will be cleared.

– Extensions and themes will be disabled.

– Deletes your browser web form auto-fill information.

Some settings, like fonts, accessibility features, bookmarks, history, and passwords, will remain unaffected. This article tells you how to reset your Google Chrome settings and data.

How to Reset Chrome Settings?

1- Open Chrome and click the menu icon in the top right. From there, click Settings. Alternatively, you can just type chrome://settings/ into the Omnibox to get to the same place.


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2- Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page and click the Advanced link.

chrome advanced

3- Scroll down to find “Reset Settings” and click on “Restore settings to their original defaults”

chrome Restore settings to their original defaults

In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

reset settings chrome

Note: When the “Help make Google Chrome better by reporting the current settings” checkbox is selected you are anonymously sending Google your Chrome settings. Reporting these settings allows us to analyze trends and work to prevent future unwanted settings changes.

4- After a second or two, Chrome will revert to its default state. You’ll be able to use the browser as normal after re-enabling your extensions and themes.

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Published on: Jun 17, 2020 – Last edited: 01-08-2023

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