Disable Annoying Features in Chrome (Step-by-Step Guide)

Disable Annoying Features in Chrome (Step-by-Step Guide)

Everyone hates it when a new feature in their favourite browser is helpful but annoying. Some people always hide/disable it periodically (they stay stressed), others want to disable it permanently. I wrote this article for them.

Let's see how to disable annoying features in Chrome.
If you use Firefox, click here

Disable notifications

Chrome Notifications
  1. Click on three dots on the top right corner
  2. Select "Settings"
  3. Type "notifications" in the search field
  4. Select "Site Settings"
  5. Select "Notifications" in the "Permission" section
  6. Turn off "Sites can ask to send notifications" by clicking on the switch

Disable Tab Hover Card Feature

Update: Starting in Google Chrome v91, you can no longer disable tab hover cards. They removed this flag. I will update this article when it comes back.

Chrome Tab Hover
  1. Open chrome://flags/#tab-hover-cards in the Chrome
  2. Select "Disabled" from the drop-down list for the "Tab Hover Cards" option
  3. Relaunch the browser

Remove Search Tabs Button

Update: Starting in Google Chrome v91, you can no longer remove search tabs button. They removed this flag. I will update this article when it comes back.

Tab Search Chrome
  1. Open chrome://flags/#enable-tab-search in the Chrome
  2. Select "Disabled" from the drop-down list for the "Enable Tab Search" option
  3. Relaunch the browser

Remove Reading List

Reading list in Chrome
  1. Open chrome://flags/#read-later in the Chrome
  2. Select "Disabled" from the drop-down list for the "Reading List" option
  3. Relaunch the browser

Disable Automatic Translation Feature

Auto Translate Chrome
  1. Click on three dots on the top right corner
  2. Select "Settings"
  3. Type "translate" is the search field
  4. Click on "Language"
  5. Turn off the "Offer to translate pages that aren't in a language you read" option

Disable Sharing Hub

Update: Starting in Google Chrome v99, you can no longer disable this button. They removed this flag. I will update this article when it comes back.

Sharing Hub in Chrome
  1. Open chrome://flags/#sharing-hub-desktop-app-menu in the Chrome
  2. Select "Disabled" from the drop-down list for the "Desktop Sharing Hub in App Menu" option
  3. Open the other one under chrome://flags/#sharing-hub-desktop-omnibox
  4. Select "Disabled" from the drop-down list for the "Desktop Sharing Hub in Omnibox" option
  5. Relaunch the browser

Disable Side Panel

Update: It doesn't work anymore since Google removed this flag.

Disable Side Panel in Google Chrome
  1. Open chrome://flags/#side-panel in the Chrome
  2. Select "Disabled" from the drop-down list for the "Side Panel" option
  3. Relaunch the browser

Hide "All bookmarks" button

Power bookmarks side panel
  1. Open chrome://flags/#side-panel in the Chrome
  2. Search for "Power bookmarks side panel"
  3. Select "Disabled" from the drop-down list
  4. Relaunch the browser

 

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