These steps must be done in this sequence to be effective.

The following procedure will do a full reset of Chrome, bringing it back to default settings.  Then we will walk you through reconfiguring it for the best performance.

1.       Open Chrome

2.       Click on the Three Dots in the upper right hand corner and then click on Settings.

3.       Click on the three lines next to Settings in the top left hand corner

4.       Now click on Advanced

5.       Scroll down and click on Reset

6.       Click on Reset again

7.       Click on Reset on the pop-up window

8.       Once the pop-up disappears, close and reopen Chrome to allow the changes to take effect.

Reconfigure Chrome

1.       Let's get your settings back, go back to settings again by clicking on the Three Dots in the upper right hand corner and then click on Settings.

2.       Go to the upper left corner and click on the three lines next to Settings.

3.       Click on Appearance

4.       Toggle the button to the right for "Show home button", then either click the button for "New Tab page"  to open a New Tab page every time you click on your Home button or click the button below it and enter your desired homepage in the space provided.

5.       Now toggle the button for "Show bookmarks bar"

NOTE: Just below the bookmarks option, you have the option of changing your font size or even customize the font you would like to use.  You can also specify  a different zoom size just below that.

6.       Now click on Settings in the top left corner again and choose "search engine" or scroll down until you see "search engines"

7.       You can change your default search engine here by clicking the small arrow next to the option "Search engine used in the address bar".  We recommend Google, but it is up to you which you prefer.  Directly under the search engine option, you have the option to make Chrome your default browser.

Important - We highly recommend going through your search providers and clearing them out on a regular basis.  Sites will be added as you surf the internet and even when you search within any website.  Example - if you search for products on, then will appear in the lower portion of the "Manage search engines" area.   The lower portion should be completely cleared of any unrecognized sites.  The top portion is usually comprised of the most popular search engines, but malware sites can get added here at any time.

8.       To clear accumulated search engines, just click on the Manage search engines" option, locate the one you want to remove and click the three dots at the end of each line and click "Remove from list"

9.       Just below the "Default browser" setting is the "On Startup" setting that will change how Chrome will open.  There are three options to choose from.  1. Open a New Tab page, 2. Continue where you left off or 3. Open a specific page or set of pages.  If you choose the third option, another section will open which allows you to specify what page(s) you want to open every time you open Chrome.

10.   Our last setting is under Advanced.  Click on the three bars next to Settings and click on Advanced or scroll to the bottom of the page and click Advanced.

11.   Click on Downloads

12.   Click to toggle to turn on the option to "Ask where to save each file before downloading"

Upgrade Chrome

1.       Open Chrome

2.       Go to the Three Dots in the upper right hand corner and click on Settings.

3.       Click on three bars next to Settings in the top left corner.

4.       Click on "About Chrome".

5.       Once you click About Chrome, it will immediately begin to check to see if you have the latest version of Chrome.  If you do not, then it will automatically begin to download and install the latest version.

6.       Once it is finished updating, it will request that you Relaunch Chrome. 

Congratulations!  You now have a clean and upgraded browser!  We recommend that these procedures are done at least once a month.  If you tend to do a lot of surfing and downloading, then we recommend doing it more often.


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