If you’re having an issue with Chrome browser you can’t seem to fix, it may be time for a reset.

This can be especially helpful if you’ve made an unwanted change in your settings or been the victim of a browser hijack.

Here’s what a reset takes care of:

  • Default search engine reset to Google
  • Homepage and tabs are reset
  • New tabs page reset
  • Pinned tabs reset
  • Content settings and permissions revert to defaults
  • Cookies and site data are cleared
  • Extensions and themes are reset

The steps are pretty much the same for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

If you still want to go ahead and reset, here’s how. Click the three-dot icon at the top right and choose Settings from the drop-down menu.

At the left, choose Advanced.

Choose Reset and clean.

Choose Restore to Original Defaults.

Then confirm you want to reset.