How to Disable Extensions and Plug-ins in Google Chrome

Here you can learn how to turn off Chrome extensions and plug-ins

What to Know

  • Disable extensions: Select three dots > More Tools > Extensions > toggle extensions off.
  • Or type chrome://extensions/ into address bar > Enter > toggle extensions off.
  • Disable plug-ins: Select three dots > Settings > Site Settings > choose plug-in and toggle off.

This article explains how to turn off unwanted extensions and plug-ins in Google Chrome.

How to Disable Chrome Extensions

The easiest way to access the extensions settings is through the menu.

  1. Select the three-dot menu (located on the upper-right corner of Chrome).

    The vertical three dot menu highlighted in Chrome.
  2. Select More Tools, then choose Extensions. Or, in the address bar, type chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.

    The menu path, highlighted, to go to the Extensions preferences in Chrome.

    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.

  3. The Extensions page lists the extensions installed on Chrome. A blue or gray toggle switch indicates whether or not the extension is enabled. To disable an extension, select the blue toggle switch so that it turns to gray. To enable an extension, select the gray toggle switch so that it turns blue.

    Where to location the switch to disable a Chrome extension.

How to Disable Chrome Plug-ins

Open the Chrome plug-in settings through the Settings menu.

  1. Open Chrome, and select the three-dots.

  2. Select Settings.

    The Chrome menu settings.
  3. Scroll down and select Site Settings.

  4. In the list of plug-ins and site permissions, select the plug-in, such as Flash, that you want to disable.

    The Chrome site settings page.
  5. Select the toggle switch to tun off the plug-in.

    The Chrome Flash settings preference pane.
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