Did you know that Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world? In fact, more than forty percent of internet users use Google Chrome. That equates to more than three billion people.
Also, Google Chrome is a cross-platform browser. That means that it has the ability to work on a variety of different operating systems, mobile devices, and computers.
One of the most useful features of Google Chrome is the Chrome task manager.
In this article, we’ll walk you through how to get the most out of your Google Chrome application and the task manager for Chrome as well. So keep on reading to learn more!
Using Google Chrome
It’s as easy to use Google Chrome as it is to use the default web browser on your current computer. Google Chrome is a direct competitor to browsers like Safari, Edge, and Internet Explorer. And if you own a Chromebook then your computer uses Chrome by default.
When you want to visit a website on Google Chrome, you just need to enter the web address into the address bar and search.
Google Chrome, like other web browsers, comes with basic browsing features. This includes features like settings, toolbars, bookmarks, history, a refresh button, a forward button, and a back button. It also comes with an incognito mode so you can browse privately without having your site data, cookies, or history tracked.
With Google Chrome, you also get a large library of extensions and plugins.
Using the Chrome Task Manager
Google Chrome has a feature known as task manager. This is the app’s multiprocess architecture and allows tabs to run as separate processes.
Sometimes, Chrome can lag or act out of whack. Webpages might even freeze. If you have a lot of tabs open, you might not be able to tell which tab is causing all of the problems.
This is what makes the task manager in Chrome so useful. The task manager displays the network, memory, and CPU usage of each open plugin and tab. It also lets you terminate individual processes simply by clicking your mouse.
This is similar to the macOS Activity Monitor and the Windows Task Manager.
How to Launch the Chrome OS Task Manager
To launch the task manager for Google Chrome, you first need to open the Chrome browser. Click on the Chrome menu button. This is in the top-right corner of the app’s window.
The indicated will be signified by three vertical dots. Once you hit the menu button, hover the mouse over the More Tools option.
When the next menu comes up, choose the option that says Task Manager. From there, you can open the task manager on your screen.
Other Ways to Open Task Manager
If all of that sounds like too many steps for you, you’re in luck. There are other ways that are faster and easier to open the Chrome task manager.
If you’re using a Mac computer, then click Window from the top menu bar. Then hit Task Manager.
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to open the task manager, depending on what OS you’re using.
If you’re using a Windows computer then press Esc + Shift to open the Chrome task manager.
You can press Esc + Search to open Chrome task manager on a Chromebook computer.
How to Use the Chrome Task Manager
When you have the Chrome task manager open, you’ll be able to view a list of every open process, extension, and tab. You’ll also be able to look at key statistics that are related to how much of your computer’s memory is being used.
The same is true for network activity and CPU usage. If your browsing activity slows down a lot then you should check the task manager to see if a website has crashed.
If you want to end an open process then just click on the process and select End Process.
Your screen will also show you the memory footprint for each process. If you added a lot of extensions to Chrome then you might have more than one running at the same time.
Look over all of your extensions that are running. If you aren’t using them then you should remove them so that you can free memory up.
You can also follow these instructions to block websites on Chrome.
Expanding the Task Manager
Do you want to get more information about how Google Chrome is affecting your system performance in Windows? If so, click an item in the task manager window and choose a category in the popup menu.
In addition to the statistics mentioned already, you can pick to look at information related to:
- SQLite memory
- CSS cache
- script cache
- image cache
- private memory
- shared memory
On a Windows computer, you can also click on the Stats for Nerds link at the bottom. This will let you check all of the stats in more depth.
Use Chrome Task Manager Today
Hopefully, after reading the above article, you now have a better idea of how to use the Chrome task manager.
As we can see, the task manager allows users to optimize their Chrome experience and make sure that their system runs smoothly and efficiently. Now, as a Chrome user, you can kill laggy processes and browse the web with ease.
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