How to Use Chrome’s Built-In Task Manager

Most operating systems have a built-in task manager or resource monitor that monitors system programs. A task manager is used to provide complete details about the applications and processes running on your system, as well as the general status of your machine. You can use the task manager to terminate troublesome running processes. Google Chrome, a popular web browser, has a resource manager that helps you monitor extensions and tabs inside the browser. The feature also gives you a bird’s eye view of the browser, letting you see how much of your computer’s memory the site is using, its CPU usage, and network activity.  This article will let you understand how to use the built-in Google Chrome task manager on your system.

Open Chrome’s Task Manager 

To open the Google Chrome Task Manager, click on the three dots icon in the top right corner, then scroll down to the ‘More tools’ option. A drop list with more options will appear, from which you can select ‘Task Manager.’ You can also open the Task Manager through keyboard shortcut keys. Press Shift + Esc for Windows and Search + Esc on OS Chrome.

Task Manager

 Once you click ‘Task Manager,’ the following window will appear, with a list showing all extensions, tabs, and currently running processes.

Google Chrome

You can terminate any process from the Task Manager Menu list. This can be useful when a tab or extension stops responding to the system. To do so, click on the process to select it and click ‘End Process’ to terminate the process. For example, if the data searching tab is not responding to you at any time, then you can easily stop this task upon selection.

Chrome's Task Manager

If you want to get an even more in-depth look at how the browser is impacting your overall system performance, you can right-click within the task manager window and choose any one of the categories you’d like to view.


Moreover, if you want to add additional categories to Task Manager Click on it to add them. Categories that have a checkmark next to them are already displayed. If you want to remove a specific state, click on the category and ensure the checkmark is removed.


This article explained how to use Google Chrome’s Built-in Task Manager. With this tool, you can monitor all running processes and end processes that are not responding. In case of any query related to this article, please let us know via feedback.

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