How To Disable Multiple Google Chrome Processes On Windows

Brandon Jones June 5, 2017 Comments Total Views:406
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Unlike most current web browsers, Google Chrome creates an entirely separate system process for every single tab or extra extension you are using. You may have noticed; Google Chrome browser creates a bunch of processes when it is running on your computer. You can see those processes in Windows Task Manager.

In this article, I will explain why Google Chrome has a multi-process architecture and how we can disable multiple Chrome processes.

Why Chrome browser creates multiple processes?

 

Google Chrome is designed to run functionality for every individual tab, plugin, and extension within different processes. This design is based on the concept of preventing complete browser failure if something goes wrong. For example, if you open a website on your Chrome browser, then this website will remain active and accessible in its own tab, even if you open multiple other websites and one of them turns out to be slow and crashes. By separating each tab and extension into a separate process, Chrome browser can remain active even if any tab needs to be closed.

Disable multiple Chrome processes in Windows:

 

In case multiple Chrome processes consuming the excessive percentage of RAM or Chrome browser hangs up, you need to disable Chrome processes. This may happen if you are opening multiple tabs while browsing and using too many Chrome Extensions and Plugins on your computer.

If Google Chrome become slow, you can disable multiple Chrome processes on your computer by using the following methods.

Kill Chrome processes using Chrome Task manager:

 

Google Chrome browser has its own built-in Task manager which allows you to view each Chrome process running on your computer. You can use the Chrome Task manager to view and close any Chrome process on your computer.

  • Click on the 3-dot Chrome browser settings icon in the upper-right corner of your screen.
  • From the drop-down menu click on More tools and then click on Task manager option in the side menu that appears.


  • On the Chrome Task Manager, click on any Chrome process that you want to shut down and then click on the End process button.


This will end up the selected Chrome process, preventing it from using resources on your computer.

Stop Chrome background processes:

 

Even if you close Chrome browser, it will continue to run processes in the background. This happens when you install Chrome Plugins and Chrome Extension with a default tendency to continue running in the background.

However, you can prevent Google Chrome from running processes in the background by following the steps below.

  • Click on the 3-dot Chrome browser settingsIcon located at the top right corner of your screen and then click on Settings in the drop-down menu.


  • On the Settings screen, scroll down and click on Show advanced settings…link located at the bottom of the page.


  • In the expanded Settings screen, uncheck the option for Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed located under “System” Section.


This will prevent Google Chrome Browser from running any Processes in the background.

So, guys if you too feel that Chrome is eating a lot of RAM of your PC, then just follow the above methods, and disable the unnecessary running processes.

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