Prevent multiple Chrome processes from running in Task Manager: Google Chrome is the default browser for millions of other users. But if you open Task Manager, you might be surprised to see many Google Chrome processes running. You can see 18 running even though you only open in a single window with 4 tabs. This is because Chrome opens a separate process for each of its tabs, extensions, tabs, and subframes. This has obviously used a large amount of RAM and other resources in your PC.
Why does Chrome run multiple processes?
Before proceeding with the fix, we need to find out why Google runs multiple processes even when only one window is open. This is basically the default setting in Chrome that runs multiple processes for each tab, extension, and extension. Chrome does this to avoid any data loss should any of your tabs crash.
Although Windows Task Manager will only show the running chrome.exe, you can check the details in Chrome Task Manager. Check out the screenshot below, it shows that Google Chrome also runs a separate process for each of its extensions and extensions.
Prevent multiple Chrome processes from running in Task Manager
To Prevent multiple Chrome processes from running in your Windows 10 Task Manager, try these suggestions:
# Change Chrome.exe target
To make Chrome show a single process in Task Manager:
- Open Chrome on your computer.
- Right click and select Properties.
- Go to Target option
- Add the command –process-per-site at the end
- Make sure you leave a space before typing this command.
# End tasks manually via Chrome Task Manager
To launch Chrome Task Manager, press Shift + Esc on your keyboard or you can go through Settings > More tools > Task Manager. Select the task you want to end and click End process.
# Close inactive tabs
You usually leave idle tabs open while working and note that each tab has its own process running on your PC and using RAM. To troubleshoot Chrome running multiple processes, make sure you close inactive and unwanted tabs.
# Remove unwanted extensions
In Chrome Task Manager, every extension and plugin has its own process running on your PC.
It is a good idea to remove unwanted extensions and plugins installed on your browser.
# Turn off background apps
Google Chrome runs web apps and installed extensions in the background even when it is closed, and they run unless you end them manually.
- To end background apps, go to Settings.
- Click Advanced from the left panel
- In the System tab you will see a box that says: Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed
- Uncheck this box.
- These methods will reduce or end many running processes on your PC.
If Chrome is the default browser on your computer, and your computer configuration is not high, preventing many Chrome processes from running in Task Manager will help your computer run faster and more stable. Hopefully, the guide that Tutshares.online Computer Tips Blog has shared will be useful to you. Good luck.