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How to disable extensions in Google Chrome

One of Chrome's most famous features is its extensions, but it only takes one oversight to accumulate a bunch of them. Fortunately, it is possible to disable extensions in Google Chrome , both on PC and mobile.

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And the ideal is for you to do this manual check for add-ons that are inactive in the browser. Mainly because many of these tools stop receiving new updates, compromising Chrome's security.

So without further ado, to disable extensions in Google Chrome:


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  1. Open Google Chrome and click the three-dot button in the upper-right corner of the window, right next to your profile picture;
  2. Click on “More Tools” and go to “Extensions”;
  3. Find the extension you want to disable and click the blue key to stop using it in the browser. If it's already grayed out, the extension has already been disabled.
To disable extensions in Google Chrome, just uncheck this blue key in the browser (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho)

And ready.

Can I activate the extension again?

Yes. Just follow the above tutorial one more time to set the blue key and reactivate the extension.

Can I delete the extension from Chrome?

Yes. In the same area as the button to disable the extension, there is the option “Remove”. If the tool is visible next to the address bar, you can also click on the extension icon and go to “Remove from Chrome”.

Can I use the extension in Anonymous Mode?

Yes. Go to the "Extensions" tab, click on "Learn More" in some extension and enable the option key "Allow in anonymous browsing". Remembering that this does not prevent extensions from recording their access history to the sites.

If you don't want to disable extensions in Google Chrome, an alternative is to use them in Incognito Mode (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho)

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