A lot of the time, when you have a Web browser open, there are more processes and applications running than you think. If you have ever pressed Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open the Task Manager in Windows, then you probably have an idea of what I am referring to. However, you might not be aware that Google Chrome has its’ own dedicated task manager that will tell you all of the processes and add-ons that are running along with the browser and your tabs. If you want to know how to open the Google Chrome task manager, you can continue reading this tutorial to see the exact method that is required to do so, as well as a handy keyboard shortcut that can expedite the process even further.
Launching the Task Manager in Google Chrome
Running processes, add-ons and toolbars are three of the factors that will reduce the performance of Google Chrome. In an effort to help you control these elements, Google offers a task manager, where you can see and end any running process that you wish. You can also use another tool in the task manager to get some more detailed stats about all of your resource usage as well.
Step 1: Launch the Google Chrome Web browser, or open the Chrome window if the browser is already running.
Step 2: Right-click in an empty space at the top of the window, then click the Task Manager option. You can also press Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open the task manager as well.
Step 3: You should now have an open window that looks like the image below.
Step 4: You can end a running process by clicking the process in the window, then clicking the End process button at the bottom of the window.
You will also notice that there is a link at the bottom-left corner of the window that says Stats for nerds. If you click this link, a new tab will open in your Chrome browser window, and will provide you with a lot of detailed information about each process and its’ memory usage.