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At any point of time, Google is working on many many new features and variations of features for Chrome. Chrome Flags are the switches that you can use to turn a few things on or off.

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My system has been terribly slow. Kindly help to make it faster. Thns.


What we typically recommend, and what we typically practice on our personal computers when they are "slow," is a complete, fresh reinstall of the OS. One may want to increase RAM and install a SSD for more speed. We also recommend users of older machines to use Linux--Mint or Linux Lite or Ubuntu. Clients seem to prefer Mint.

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