Google Chrome has Extension support, a mini-tool that enhances browsing capability. You can visit the extensions manager tab in Chrome browser to manage the existing extensions.
We can turn the functionality on or off using the toggle switch on the extensions page. If required, we can also uninstall a troublesome add-on.
In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage the Chrome extension installed on the browser. You can turn the extension OFF or ON per your need.
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Managing the Extensions in Chrome on the Computer
You can manage browser extensions within the Chrome interface if you already have browser extensions. All the installed extensions will be available on the Manage Extensions page, where you can act according to need. Here are the steps to manage:
- Launch the Google Chrome app on your computer.
- Click on the More menu and hover on the Extensions option.
- Select the Manage Extensions menu.
It will display a page with the list of installed extensions.
- Click on the Toggle switch to Turn On or Off the browser extensions.
- Alternatively, you can select the button to uninstall the extension if required.
Based on your action, the extension will be Enabled or Disabled in the Chrome browser. At the same time, the Remove command will uninstall it from the browser. There are also a few other ways to uninstall extensions from the Chrome browser.
Chrome Extensions on your Phone
The Chrome browser on Android and iPhone or iPad does not have support for extensions from the web store. The phone browser has a lightweight viewport, which does not support heavy lifting, which extensions are often used for.
There are a few Standalone Apps (like Ad Blocker, BlockSite, etc.) available in Google Play Store (on Android) and Apple App Store (on iPhone or iPad) that do work with Chrome browser. But you need to manage these app settings within the App UI, which has nothing to do with Chrome UI.
If you wish to install the Chrome extensions on your phone browser, refer to our experimental article on installing extensions in the Chromium browser on Android.
Chrome browser offers extension management for installed extensions at chrome://extensions/. We can turn them on or off with a simple toggle button. It also offers the option to remove an extension with a single click.
While the extensions are only available for computer browsers, you can use third-party apps to integrate the feature on phone or mobile devices.
Overall, the extensions are a great way to enhance the browser features; however, they might conflict, resulting in browser errors. In such a case, we can troubleshoot using the toggle switch and turn off the extensions one after the other until the culprit is found.
There are also a few basic troubleshooting methods to resolve that you can follow before heading to browser extensions.
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