Here’s how to activate Google Chrome Task Manager to get details on what’s hogging the memory

Using Google Chrome as a default browser on your Computer? Learn this simple trick to get details on what’s hogging your computer memory.

Google Chrome is one of the most used web browsers nowadays. However, that’s not the only thing Google Chrome is popular of. Google Chrome is also popular as memory hogger. Go and see your Computer task manager while Google Chrome is opened, you’ll be surprised by the amount of memory (RAM) it’s consuming and using.

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You’ll be surprised by how many CPU and Memory Google Chrome is occupying!

Before you ditch Chrome and switch to other browser, use this simple trick to open Google Chrome own Task Manager to know better how Chrome is using your Computer’s memory and CPU. Compared to your Computer task manager, using Google Chrome own Task Manager, you can get the better detail on each websites / Chrome’s tabs as well as each Chrome extensions and their CPU and memory consumptions. So you can monitor which tab or extension consumes the most CPU power and memory and perhaps you can do something about it (such as find alternative less-memory consumption extensions or close a few no-longer used tabs.) to improve your Computer performance. Without further ado, here it is.

  • This article share the simple steps to open and activate Google Chrome own Task Manager.
  • This tutorial covers Windows, MacOS, Linux as well as Chrome OS.
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Here’s how to open Google Chrome Task Manager

Follow these simple steps to open Google Chrome own Task Manager to get better detail on the memory and CPU consumption of each tabs and extensions.

1) Open Google Chrome on your Computer

2) Once Chrome is opened, tap on the 3-dot menu button located on the top right of the Google Chrome screen.

3) Once the menu is popped-up, navigate to More tools > Task Manager.

4) A new window will be popped up – the Google Chrome Task Manager.

Once Google Chrome Task Manager popped-up, you can see in better detail list of any open websites and extensions, and their CPU and memory consumptions.

For any websites that’s consuming huge CPU percentage and huge memory, you may want to consider closing it once you have nothing to do with the websites.
For any extensions that’s consuming huge CPU percentage and / or huge memory, you may want to consider find alternative extension that does the same job but with lesser memory consumptions.
For more detail, you can refer to this guide: How to lower Google Chrome memory consumptions at JILAXZONE.

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Consider to remove no-longer and rarely used extensions, because they get loaded into memory when you open Google Chrome.

Shortcut to open Google Chrome Task Manager

As an alternative, you can use the following keyboard shortcut as an easier way to open Google Chrome Task Manager.

OSShortcut
Chrome OSPress the following key combination at the same time: Search + Esc.
LinuxPress the following key combination at the same time: Shift + Esc.
WindowsPress the following key combination at the same time: Shift + Esc.

Unfortunately, MacOS doesn’t have the shortcut to open the Google Chrome Task Manager.


Bring it all together

Now you have learned the trick to open Google Chrome Task Manager to get better details on what’s happening inside your Google Chrome – which tabs or extensions are hogging your memory and CPU. Using this information, you can take the necessary actions to keep your Computer runs good. In case you have any queries, don’t hesitate to post your queries on the comment section down below. I’ll be happy to assist.


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