Manage extensions that change your settings

This article applies to Chrome for Windows and Mac only.

With your permission, extensions that you install from the Chrome Web Store can make changes to your Chrome settings. Most changes enhance your browsing experience and make using the extension easier. Changes can affect settings such as your homepage, new tab page, search engine or start page.

Tip: Before you install an extension, check which Chrome settings the extension changes. If an extension changes your new tab page and default search engine, you'll be asked to confirm that you changed your search engine on purpose.

Change your settings back to normal

If you don't want your settings changed, uninstall or disable the extension. You can't use the extension without letting it change your settings.

When you remove the extension, your settings will go back to how they were before you installed it.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, select More More and then Extensions and then Manage extensions.
  3. On the extension that you want to remove, select Remove.
  4. To confirm, select Remove.

Find the settings that an extension changed

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, select More More and then Settings.
  3. Look for a rectangular box that says 'An extension, [extension name], is controlling this setting'.
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