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Disabling Google Chrome Extensions Just Got a Lot Easier With This Update

Using browser extensions on Google Chrome is a popular way to boost the functionality of the web browser. In spite of the fact that this is the case, some extensions can also turn into a bit of a nuisance, especially if they start doing things like sending out too many notifications to users. Some extensions can also have unexpected effects, such as tracking blockers preventing Twitter from loading properly.

In the interests of improving the user experience, Google is releasing a new update to Google Chrome that will make it easier to disable browser extensions than might have been the case otherwise. Evidence from Leopeva64 is showing that a new menu is on the cards that will list all of the browser extensions in one specific place.


With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that users might have to reload a page after disabling the extension. Regardless, this update is a positive step because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up giving users more control over their extensions and how they can impact their online experiences.

One click browser disabling is a real step forward, but it should be mentioned that Google is rather late to the party with all things having been considered and taken into account. Microsoft has been offering something similar to this for quite some time now, and it is rather surprising that Google took so long to get to this point.

Still, Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, and users will rejoice that they have an easier method for controlling when extensions are active and when they are disabled. The code has been noted by many beta testers, but it has not yet been implemented in the latest version of Google Chrome.

It will likely get implemented in future versions of the web browser, and it will be interesting to see what kind of an impact it ends up having. Chances are that it will make things more convenient for Chrome users.

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