Why Everyone Needs to Be Using Chrome’s Best Feature
Let me start with a disclaimer: Google Chrome has a lot of useful features that you should be using. Not only does it have a supercharged bookmarks manager for improved organization , but its built-in password manager keeps you safe and secure , too.
But if you ask me, Chrome has one specific feature that really comes in handy, especially if you’re the kind of person who opens a million different tabs or if you have a really slow computer that lags and crashes . I’m talking about Chrome’s Task Manager feature.
To open it, simply press Shift + Esc. Here are three ways it can come in handy and why you should think about using it:
- It shows you how much RAM and CPU each tab is using. This is good for diagnosing memory leaks, CPU hogs, and figuring out when a website is hogging resources and bogging down your computer.
- It shows you active extensions. This can be useful when you suspect that a certain extension is using too many resources and slowing down your system.
- It lets you kill individual tabs. This is super useful when a certain tab is frozen and unresponsive to clicking the “X” on the tab. Instead, pop open the Task Manager and click “End Process”!
In fact, if you want to become a Chrome power user , you really have to master the built-in Task Manager because it will prove useful on so many occasions. It’s one of the reasons why Chrome beats all of the other major browsers .
How often do you use the Task Manager in Chrome? Got any other useful tips? Share them with us in the comments!