Chrome’s Latest version has brought improved omnibox suggestions and ‘Reset browser Settings’ button to the browser. Stable version 29 for Google Chrome has been released for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. While Improved Omnibox Suggestions were offered based on recency of websites you’ve visited, Google has given option for Chrome users to restore browser default settings related to Search Engine, Homepage, New Tab Page etc. and you don’t need to worry about your bookmarks and passwords, they’ll be preserved.
When to use Reset button? What happens with Chrome’s Reset?
Chrome team offers this button to use when programs on your computer have made unwanted changes to browser’s search engine, homepage and other settings by installing toolbars. By using Reset button you can able to restore Chrome to its original state.
Where is Chrome’s Reset button located?
To view Reset option for Chrome in its Settings, follow the below mentioned steps
- Click on Chrome Menu, select Settings
- Scroll down and select Show Advanced Settings
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Reset browser Settings button
Before hitting Reset button on pop up dialog that displayed on screen you may want to uncheck “Help make Google Chrome better by reporting the current Settings”.
If you’re looking for quick way or shortcut to open Reset Browser Settings dialog, visit chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings URL in your browser.
Which Chrome settings and features will be affected with Reset?
- Search Engine, homepage, New Tab Page will be reset and restored to their defaults.
- All pinned tabs will be unpinned.
- Extensions and themes will be disabled.
- On Startup by default Chrome will open the New Tab Page.
- Content settings will be cleared and reset to their installation defaults.
- Cookies and site data will be cleared.
You need to enable all disabled extensions one by one by visiting Chrome://extensions page.
Source: Chrome Help page