Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Task Manager in Google Chrome

Did you know that Google Chrome has a task manager? 

If you don't know what a task manager is, its a utility in Microsoft Windows that shows you how much memory all your programs and others processes are taking. To see Windows Task Manager, just right click on the bar where it shows your system time and choose Task Manager from the pop up Window. Click on the Process tab to see a listing of all the process and their memory usage. You can know how much RAM and virtual memory (hard disk space) your programs occupy. Click on the Performance tab to see the CPU usage and memory statistics in a more graphical view.

Anyway, back to out topic, Google Chrome also has a task manager that lists how much memory each tab (or open web page) consumes. To access Chrome's Task manager, right click anywhere in the title bar (the top portion of the browser) and choose Task Manager or press the Shift & Esc button simultaneously.

You should see a brief stat as show in the picture above.

And for nerds (you'll love this), click on the Stats for Nerds, and this will give you a detailed breakdown of each tabs memory consumption. The best thing is that Chrome will also list the memory consumption of other browsers in your system, if you happen to be using them at the same time.

I don't know if this tip is of any use to you but thanks for reading :)

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