Reset Chrome settings

Chrome is an amazing tool, through it you can do a lot of things.Have you concerned about the setting of Chrome?You can restore your browser settings in Chrome at any time. You might need to do this if apps or extensions you installed changed your settings without your authorization. You might save some bookmarks and passwords which will bring great convenience in your network life.


1 Open Chrome.

2 In the top right, click the icon you see: Menu  or More .

3 Click Settings.

4 At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.

5 Under the section “Reset settings,” click Reset settings.

6 In the box that appears, click Reset. ​


What changes when you restore your settings . The following settings will change back to the default:


Default search engine, which is changed back to Google


Set your default search engine

  1. In the top right, click Menu .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Go to the “Search” section.
  4. Click the drop-down menu and select a search engine.

If you’ve tried to set your search engine but it doesn’t work, you may have malware


Add, edit, or remove search engines

  1. In the top right, click Menu .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Go to the “Search” section.
  4. Click Manage search engines.
  5. Under “Other search engines” you can:

Add a search engine: Fill out the fields to set up the search engine.

Edit a search engine: If a search engine is listed, select it and edit the fields.

Delete a search engine: Select the search engine and click the X that appears at the end of the row.

Set a default search engine: Hover over the search engine and click Make Default. (If the button doesn’t appear, you may need to edit the URL listed.)

  1. Click Done.


Homepage and tabs

You can customize Google Chrome to open any page for the homepage or startup page. These two pages aren’t the same unless you set them to be.

Your startup page is the one that shows when you first launch Chrome on your computer.

Your homepage is the one you go to when you click the Home button

If your startup page, homepage, or search engine has suddenly changed, then you may have unwanted software. Learn how to find and remove malware from your computer, and get your settings back.


The new tab page


You can tell Chrome to open to a new tab page.

  1. Open Chrome on your computer.
  2. In the top-right corner, click the icon you see: Menu or More .
  3. Click Settings. (If you’re using a Chromebook, click “Show advanced settings” at the bottom of the page.)
  4. Under “On startup,” select Open the New Tab page.

By default, the new tab page shows Google’s logo, a search bar, and thumbnails of your most visited sites. You can choose a fun theme for your new tab page instead, though

Tabs you have pinned

Reorder tabs

Click a tab and drag it to different position along the top of the browser window.

Move a tab into a new window

Click and drag the tab away from the address bar and into another window. The tab should pop in automatically. You can also pull the tab out into its own, new window.

Pin a tab in place

If you don’t want a particular tab to be moving around, you right-click (or control-click, on a Mac) the tab and select Pin tab.

A pinned tab will appear on the left side of your browser window. Unlike your other tabs, it will be smaller in size and only show the site’s icon.

Resize your browser window

Windows only

To quickly resize your browser window, drag the window or tab to a docking position on your computer monitor or browser. When the docking icon appears, release the mouse over the icon to have the tab snap in place.

Here are the different docking positions:

Top of your monitor: The tab appears maximized in a new window when you release it.

Bottom of your monitor: The tab appears in a new window that fills the lower half of your monitor.

Left and right sides of your monitor: The tab opens in a new window that fills up either the left or right half of your monitor.

Bottom of a browser window: The tab appears in a new window below the existing browser window. The two windows splits the monitor in half.

Left and right sides of a browser window: The tab opens in a new window that fills up either the left or right half of your monitor. The existing browser window takes up the other half of the monitor so that the two windows appear side-by-side.



Only the settings for the Chrome profile you’re signed in to will be reset. Your new settings will apply across all