Google Chrome is slow? Find out why Chrome is slow

Suffering from a slow Google Chrome browser? Google Chrome is still the most used web browser in the world. Because so many people use Chrome, more functionality is created in Google Chrome. Naturally, we all want to use this functionality. This can make Google Chrome slow, but how do you know why Chrome is slow and what can you do about it?

In this article, I will explain to you step by step how to use Google Chrome task manager to determine what exactly is slow in Chrome and what you can do about it.

Google Chrome is slow

Chrome has a task manager feature just like Windows and Mac. For example, in the browser task manager, you can determine which tab, website, or browser extension is slowing down your browser.

Opening the Chrome Task Manager

Task Manager in Google Chrome comes in Chrome for Windows and for Mac. To open Task Manager in the Chrome browser in Windows, press: SHIFT + ESC.

You can also go to the Chrome menu in the upper right corner. To open Task Manager in Chrome:

  1. Go to the Chrome menu in the upper right corner.
  2. Open the menu.
  3. Click on more tools and then on Task Manager.

How does Google Chrome task manager work

Chrome task manager

If you have opened task manager on a slow Chrome, you will see four different tabs at the top to identify a problem in Google Chrome. These are task, memory footprint, CPU, Network, and Process ID.

To identify a slow Chrome function, look at the memory footprint tab. This shows in the number of kilobytes how much is being used by Chrome. For example, if you see that a specific tab uses a huge amount of KB, you can close this tab by clicking on the End Process button.

The browser extension that is slowing down Chrome will then crash. When you restart Google Chrome, the slowing down extension will also be restarted.

If you find that a specific browser extension is causing a slowdown in Chrome, then you can remove this Chrome extension. You can also choose to deactivate the extension in the same way instead of removing it.

In case you are at a complete loss, then you can reset Google Chrome.

I hope this helps you determine why Google Chrome is slow and that you can solve the problem with task management in Chrome. 

Thank you for reading!

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