Make Google Chrome faster with Extensity

Extensity: The Essential Chrome Extension Everyone Needs

Extensity is one extension to rule them all. It will turn on and off other Chrome extensions and keep your browser running lightning fast. It is so important that installing extensity is my #1  essential tip for Chromebooks. Try it. Please!

Every time I share this one at a conference, someone will thank me OUT LOUD spontaneously, like they can't help it. It is that awesome!

Google Chrome is fast. But after you start installing too many extensions, you will slow down. Speed up Google Chrome by only turning on the extensions you need. But when you do this manually, you have to turn your web browser on and off. No more.

The One Tip that Will Make Your Chromebook or Google Chrome Browser Faster

[callout]1. Install Extensity.

2. Only turn on the extensions you need for the current task. [/callout]

With this handy tool, you can turn on and off other extensions with one click. Let's see how.

Extensity Tutorial Video

Here's a 2-minute tip from my  YouTube Channel where I show you how this works.

If You Have Google Chromebooks

Extensity is the first extension I teach students and teachers to install. Then, teach them how to turn extensions on and off.

But why do you need to turn extensions on and off? Sometimes extensions will conflict with one another. Think of it like trying to eat ice cream and a peanut butter sandwich at the same time. You have only one mouth. Well, sometimes extensions, those handy things that add features to Chrome, are trying to use the same resource at the same time. For example, I've found that the Diigo extension will cause problems when editing my class wiki. By only turning on the extensions you need, you can prevent needless problems with conflicting extensions.

So, stay fast. Just turn on the extensions that you need, when you need them. Teach your students to do the same.

[callout] Want more tips on Google Chrome? See How to Make Google Chrome Faster, Better and Prettier[/callout]


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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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1 comment

Norah Colvin August 24, 2014 - 1:56 am

Love the video. Thanks for the tip! :)

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