How to Remove Extensions, Change Extension Settings in Chrome

For the beginners among you, we’ve already covered the basics of browser extensions and how to install them. Extensions add spice to your browser. They help you do things which otherwise would require unnecessary software thereby bloating your system.

Chrome has a great web store and thousands of cool extensions to choose from. Most of the extensions we use on Google Chrome are plug and play type. Just install them and forget about the rest. But, at times you may feel the urge to change settings or uninstall an extension completely.

So today we will outline a few details on how to remove and change extensions settings in Google Chrome. To do so, we first need to open the Google Chrome Extension page.

Here are the steps.

Click on Settings on the upper right corner, click on Tools and then click on Extensions


Another alternative is to write chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and then press the enter button.

An extension window will look somewhat like this.

Extension Page

This page depends upon the extensions you have installed. Now let’s have look things we can do with extensions.

Extensions Options

Disabling Extensions

Clicking on disable option below an extension will disable its functionalities at the time of browsing. It’s just like having an employee in your company but not assigning any work to him.


You can re-enable the extension easily if you wish to work with it again.

Configuring Extensions

Now every extension can be configured manually and thus the particular ones you can configure come with Options button. To configure the internal settings of an extension manually click on options and do the needful.

Uninstall Extensions

Uninstalling means removing an extension completely from your browser. Upon clicking on Uninstall, an alert box would show up asking for confirmation for that particular extension.


Once you have uninstalled an extension the only way to get it back is the Chrome Web Store.

Allow In Incognito

Clicking on Allow in Incognito will allow the extension to be available in the incognito mode of Google Chromeas well. It’s always advisable to enable security extensions in incognito mode because, after all, they are all about that.

Developer Mode

Developer Mode

If you want to force update your Extension click on the Developer Mode and select Update Extension Now. Forget about the other two options, they are purely meant for an extension developer.

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Last updated on 02 February, 2022

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