Using Chrome’s Built-in Task Manager to Find Out What’s Slowing Down Chrome
Each open Chrome tab runs it its own sandbox to enhance Chrome’s stability. But it is hard to see how much RAM and CPU resources each open tab and installed extension is using. If you open Windows Task Manager, you will see multiple instances of Google Chrome running, but it doesn’t tell you what they are.
Luckily, this simple tip will show you how to use Chrome’s built-in task manager to show you how much memory and CPU resources each open tab and installed extension is using. Here’s how to access Chrome’s built-in task manager.
First, make sure Chrome is open and in focus (on top of other windows). Now press SHIFT+ESC. You’ll see Chrome’s task manager open. It will show you how much RAM and CPU resources each open tab and installed extension is using. And all are clearly labeled.
If one of the tabs or extensions seems to be hogging an excessive amount of resources, you can terminate the process (tab or extension) easily. Just highlight the tab or extension you want to terminate by clicking on it, then click the “End process” button at the bottom of the Chrome task manager.
How many hogs did you find in Chrome?