How to Enable or Disable Extensions in Chrome Browser?

Jun 17, 2013

One of the key features of Google’s Chrome web browser is it’s extensions or add-ons. There are thousands of them, available for free download from Chrome Web Store. Chrome extensions are easy to install.  They can be managed right from the browser window. If you are new to Chrome, you might want to know more about extensions. This article will tell you how to enable or disable extensions in Chrome browser.

How to disable an extension in Google Chrome?

  1. Open Google Chrome browser.
  2. Press the Chrome menu icon (three horizontal bars) on top right. Go to Tools and select Extensions.
  3. Chrome Extensions tab will appear. Now go to the extension you want to disable. On the right side of the extension name you’ll see a checkbox titled Enabled. Uncheck it (click to change the status from Enabled to Enable).

That’s it. Instantly that particular extension will be disabled. Now restart your browser (not required) or continue browsing.

Chrome Disable Extension

How to enable a Google Chrome Extension?

In order to use the features or functions offered by an extension, you must enable it in your Chrome browser. Follow the steps below to quickly enable a disabled extension in Google Chrome.

  1. Open Chrome browser in your computer.
  2. Click on the Chrome menu (icon with three horizontal bars). A menu will appear. Select Tools another menu will appear. Select Extensions.
  3. In the Chrome Extensions tab, go to the add-on you want to enable. Click on the check box right to it’s title. The status will change from Enable to Enabled.

Complete! You have just enabled or to be precise re-enabled, that particular extension in Chrome browser. Continue browsing to enjoy the features or functionality offered by that extension.

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