How to improve your Internet experience by disabling browser extensions
Useful though they may be, a bevy of browser extensions can actually have a detrimental effect on your browsing. Aside from the extensions you choose to download yourself, your browser may be hosting some add-ons you may not be entirely aware of, some of which you definitely will not need. Luckily it couldn’t be simpler to disable these add-ons, no matter what browser you happen to be using. Follow these easy steps below to get going.
- Open Chrome.
- Type chrome://extensions/ into the address bar.
- You will find a list of extensions. Go through them to uncheck what you would like to disable. You will also find a trashcan icon next to each one should you prefer to actively delete the add-on.
- Open Firefox and click the Firefox button at the top of the window.
- Click the Tools menu and select Add-ons.
- In the Add-ons window, go through the list to disable or uninstall any add-ons you choose.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Go to Tools on the right of the toolbar.
- Go to Manage Add-ons and select Enable or disable Add-ons.
- Click on the add-on you would like to disable. When the Enable or Disable prompt opens up, check Disable. Click OK to finish.
- Open Safari.
- Go to the Safari menu and click Preferences.
- Go to the Extensions tab.
- Choose the extension you would like to disable. At the top-right of the window, toggle the button to Off. If you want to completely remove the Add-On, click Uninstall.