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Google Chrome Task Manager

Google Chrome is a popular web browser that many people use instead of or in addition to Windows Internet Explorer browser. Chrome uses processes to run things such as web pages and browser plugins and sometimes these processes get stuck and need to be manually ended.

The Google Chrome Task Manager is used to end certain processes running in your Chrome web browser that may be hanging or giving you other troubles. Think of it as a Windows Task Manager for your browser.

Most people like to have multiple tabs open when using their web browser and normally if a certain page or plugin crashes then you have to shut down the whole browser and hope it remembered your open tabs next time you launch it. When using Google Chrome as your web browser you can use the built in Task Manager to end misbehaving pages or plugs rather than having to shut down the browser itself. Chrome separates your tabs into individual processes so you can control each one individually rather than as a whole making it easier to avoid browser crashes.

There are a couple of ways to open the Google Chrome Task Manager. You can either press Shift+Esc while in the browser or right click on the bar next to or above your tabs and choose Task Manager. When you open the Task Manager you will get a listing of all your open tabs and plug-ins that are in use. Then all you need to do is click the one that is giving you problems to highlight it and then click on the End process button to close it.

Chrome Task Manager

If you right click anywhere in the Task Manager you have the option to add more columns in the Task Manger such as shared memory and process ID etc giving your more detailed information.


 

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