24.06.2024

Experts named popular extensions that slow down Chrome the most

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DebugBear analysts found that some extensions significantly slow down page loading speed in Chrome. This means that your browser will feel slow even if your hardware and internet speed are fine.

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Among the top 100 Chrome extensions, including Loom, LastPass and Avira Password Manager, the report shows that Evernote Web Clipper has the biggest negative impact on performance, spending 368 milliseconds (just over a third of a second) executing code when opening a page on a simple site. While this doesn't sound like a big deal, it gets worse if multiple browser extensions are used at the same time.

Experts named popular extensions that slow down Chrome the most

When testing extensions on a more sophisticated Apple site, Dark Reader, an extension that adds support for dark mode, turned out to be the absolute champion. It parsed the page for a full 2.5 seconds to make images look better with a dark theme. -rasshirenija-kotorye-bolshe-vsego-tormozjat-chrome-fa2218a.jpg” alt=”Experts named the popular extensions that slow down Chrome the most” />

If we expand the sample to a thousand of the most popular extensions, each of which has more than 100 thousand installations. Here, the undisputed leader was the marketing tool Ubersuggest, which has more than 200 thousand users. The extension adds 1.6 seconds to the load time of each page.

DebugBear founder Matt Zeunert noted that this study is of great importance, since many users do not even realize how much extensions affect page loading speed – and , at the same time, this is one of the few factors that they can really influence and make your browser faster.