Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Disable Extensions and Plug-ins in Google Chrome Here you can learn how to turn off Chrome extensions and plug-ins by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on June 25, 2020 S3 Studio Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email Apps and extensions add features to Chrome. Plug-ins work with page scripts and programs on a computer to access elements on the web. For example, the Flash plug-in must be enabled for Chrome to process Flash content. An extension such as Wikibuy, on the other hand, analyzes and reapplies data found through the web. Here's how to disable extensions and plug-ins that you don't want to use with Chrome. How to Disable Chrome Extensions The easiest way to access the extensions settings is through the menu. Select the three-dotted menu (located on the upper-right side of Chrome). Select More Tools, and choose Extensions. Or, in the address bar, type chrome://extensions/, and press Enter. An alternative way to access the extensions settings on a Mac is to go to the menu bar, select Chrome > Preferences, then, in the Chrome Settings menu, select Extensions. The Extensions page lists the extensions installed on Chrome, and a blue or gray toggle switch indicates whether or not the extension is enabled. To disable an extension, select the blue slider button so that it turns to gray. To enable an extension, press the gray toggle so that it turns blue. How to Disable Chrome Plug-ins Open the Chrome plug-in settings through the Settings menu. Open Chrome, and select the three-dotted icon. Select Settings. Scroll down, and select Site Settings. In the list of plug-ins and site permissions, select the plug-in, such as Flash, that you want to disable. Select the toggle switch to enable or disable the plug-in.