Everyone at some point has faced Chrome not responding freezing message on their browser window or have noticed increment in system heating and lagging. Google Chrome is known for taking so much computer resources, it is a resource-intensive browser that provides a lot of features to their users, these features often slows down a PC if it is not able to meet up with the tasks.
Having too many extensions on Chrome is not a good idea, it causes consumption of resources and this slows down the resources, making the browser lag. Additionally, having many opened tabs can slow it down, this applies to PC with 4GB RAM or less that have other resource-hungry programs running in the background. There is a way to make Chrome use less memory, that has been taught. Before then, let’s see exactly why memory is overused.
Why does Chrome use so much memory?
Google Chrome uses lot more RAM as compare to other browsers, chrome uses few extra level of security at memory level called sandboxing which is a security mechanism for isolating one or more processes from other processes on a computing system.
Most importantly, Chrome isolates all process into multiple segments like your extension, themes, applications, browser, GPU. So when you have 5 opened tabs and 1 gets freezer, the other 4 tabs will continue running perfectly fine without the need of restarting the whole browser unlike other web browsers consuming lesser RAM/resources.
Disable Resource-Intensive Chrome Extensions
Since we have known the reason for the excessive RAM usage, now let’s see a working method to find and disable resource-intensive chrome extensions in 2020. What we are doing is taking down extensions that take so many resources, no installation of a third-party app is needed for this. Clearing Cache can also help in improving the web browser speed when accessing websites.
#1. Launch Chrome browser on your Windows desktop or laptop.
#2. Copy and paste this on the browser URL: chrome://extensions/.
#3. Disable or Uninstall extensions you do not make use of.
#4. Head back to the browser home and then tap the three dot option.
#5. Choose ‘More Tools‘ button.
#6. Now select ‘Task Manager’. This is different from the Windows Task Manager feature.
#7. Now check the ‘Memory Footprint’ and ‘CPU’ for extensions using a lot of memory, then select ‘End Process’.
#8. Now the extension will crash and less resources will be utilized.
#9. If you need it back for important tasks, then you need to do is restart the web browser.
So that is all you need to do. This is the perfect tutorial teaching you how you can find and disable resource-intensive Chrome extensions.
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