How to Open and Use Chrome's Built In Task Manager


Google Chrome Task Manager

Google Chrome has its own built-in task manager that can help find and fix any issues that are causing it to run slow, have dead tabs, or crash.

Tracking down what's causing problems in a browser can be difficult. The built-in Task Manager in Chrome can help determine if there's an extension or site that's causing an issue and end the problem.
Chrome's Task Manager shows all pages in every open tab and all installed extensions running in Chrome. You can see the amount of memory, processing power, and network activity that's being used by every tab and extension and terminate any site or extension that's creating the problem.
Open the Task Manager with with the keyboard shortcut Shift +Esc or by clicking the three dot menu in the top right, choosing More tools and then Task manager.

By default the Task Manager lists the Memory footprint, CPU, Network and Process ID for tabs and extensions. You can expand the categories listed by right clicking on the extension or tab and checking the item you want to see in the Task Manager. You can add Profile, CPU time, Start Time, GDI handles, USER handles, Image Cache, Script cache, CSS cache, GPU memory, SQLite memory, Java Script memory, Hard faults, Process priority, Memory state, and more to the Task Manager display.

Next time Chrome slows down or crashes, Task Manager is an easy way to see what's causing the issue and fix it.

(h/t Productivity Bites How to Use Google’s Chrome Task Manager)

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