Google Chrome is a web browser launched by Google Inc in the year 2008 which now has a market share of about 63%. Chrome's popularity can be attributed to the variety of features and user friendly interface provided by Google. One such feature that Chrome is embedded with is the built-in task manager .
A task manager is a software program that provides information about the processes and programs currently running on a computer. It can also force an ill functioning tab or misbehaving application to close.
There are two ways to access the Task Manager :
1) Select Customize and Control Google Chrome given in the extreme right corner of the web browser. Go to more tools.-> Click on the "Task manager".
2) Use the keyboard shortcut Shift+Esc to open the Google Chrome Task Manager.
For all the programs currently running in Google Chrome, one can monitor the amount of memory it takes, the amount of CPU used , and the amount of data sent and received.
Following are the few tasks that the task manager can perform:
1_) To view all the processes that are currently being executed and the memory they are consuming.
2_) In order to close a webpage that is either not responding or is consuming too much memory select the webpage and then click on the End process button. To verify that the process has closed, open task manager again and check whether it is still running.
3_) Typically in Chrome, a separate process is created for each tab. If you want to change this default setting, right click the Google Chrome icon in Start menu and click on Properties. Select the "Target" text box and type "--process-per-site" and click on Apply.
Source : Google Chrome Support Phone Number