How to Remove or Disable Extensions in Google Chrome

The extensions that are available for Google Chrome are great, but can sometimes bog down the browser and cause problems. You can remove or disable the extensions if you decide you don’t want to use them anymore. Just use these steps.

Disable or Uninstall From Settings

  1. Select the “Menu” button in the upper-right corner, then choose “Tools” > “Extensions“. Alternately, you could type “chrome://extensions” in the address bar, then press “Enter“.
  2. Uncheck the “Enabled” box on the extensions you wish to disable. Select the trash can icon next to the extension you wish to delete.

Right-click Remove

  1. Expand the extension icons to the right of the address bar.
  2. Right-click the icon for the extension you wish to remove, then select “Remove from Chrome“.
    Chrome right click remove

Manual Removal

Use this method if you cannot remove the extension using the options above.

  1. Navigate to the following folder based on your operating system:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Extensions
    • OSX: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Extensions
    • Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome/default/extensions
  2. Find the folder for the extension you wish to delete. The folder name will match the ID on the chrome://extensions screen. Just check “Developer mode” to view it.

Chrome Extensions ID

 

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