How to fix problems with Google Chrome extensions

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How to fix problems with Google Chrome extensions


We explain how to solve problems with Google Chrome extensions when any problems fails or crashes completely

Extensions are small applications that allow us to expand the functions of a new browser including all kinds of tools, such as plugins for Gmail or Pocket , download managers or extensions to reduce crawling of web pages. Any modern browser, such as Google Chrome, Firefox and even Edge are compatible with extensions, although each one has its own collection of them. Installing and using an extension in our browser is very simple and has no mystery, however, what can we do when it doesn't work?

Recently, Google Chrome 72 has caused many extensions to stop working due to a new experimental function with the intention of giving the user more control over the entire browser and protecting him from possible abuses that some websites and some extensions installed in the. However, this function seemed that it was not as refined as it should, and since it began to reach users it has been causing all kinds of problems with the extensions.

As we told you before, Google has confirmed that It has already found the cause of the problems and has already solved it with Google Chrome 73 , so with the next browser update everything should work normally. However, Google Chrome 73 is still in the development phase and will not reach the users of the stable branch until next March 12, so users who use the stable branch of the browser will not receive this solution, having to solve This problem manually disabling the flag that we explained in the previous article so that the extensions work again normally.

However, an update failure is not the only reason why our Google Chrome extensions may fail. In this article we will see the most common causes and how we can solve these problems.

The most common problems with Google Chrome extensions and how to solve them

The reasons why you can Failure of an extension are very varied, and range from a bad update of the same to a malware problem or with the profile of the browser itself.

In case the problem comes from a bad update by the developer we will not be able to do much, since Google controls the updates in the background and, unable to do anything, we would only have to wait for the developer to correct the problem in another update so that the extension returns to work.

Another quite frequent error is that some of the files of the extension, or the configuration of it, are damaged. When this happens we can see that the extension does not load or, if it does, it does not work directly, it does nothing. The fastest way to correct this problem is to uninstall the Google Chrome extension and reinstall it from the Chrome Store. The configuration will return to its factory settings and will work again.

Thirdly, a malicious extension may have corrupted the data of other extensions , block them and not Let do nothing. In case this happens to us, what we must do is try to restore the factory settings of Google Chrome, either from the browser settings itself (if you leave us) or by forcefully removing the Google Chrome profile to start from scratch . Of course, once we do we must avoid reinstalling the same extension again.

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