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

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

Everyone hates when one new feature is helpful annoying in the favorite browser. Some people always hide/disable them periodically (they remain stressed), others want to disable them permanently. I wrote this article to 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 disable tab hover cards. 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

  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

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