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Google Chrome memory hog

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 10:39 PM

Hi, all!   


  I have a question about Google. Right now, I have two tabs open but when I look at the 'Processes' tab in Windows 'Task Manager', it shows 8 separate instances of Chrome running. I know Google has apps that run in the background, and the problem is that these apps use up enough memory that they slow down my unit to the point where sometimes it freezes. I then can't turn them off because nothing (mouse, etc) is working.  How can I get my installation of Google to use less memory and perhaps turn off these background apps?  



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Posted 17 October 2015 - 06:42 PM

Chrome can do this to you !


Click on the three bar symbol in the top right hand corner and choose 'Settiings'. At the bottom of the screen you will see 'Show advanced settings', click on this and the page will expand. Scroll down until you come to 'System' and untick the box that says 'Continue running background apps . . .'.


This should solve your problem. If it doesn't, post back.


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 09:48 PM

This is a known issue with Chrome and it's being addressed. How soon they will deal with it is anybody's guess. However I have found tow extensions that deal pretty nicely with the issue. The first one I have been using is The Great Suspender https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-great-suspender/klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg?hl=en

The second one I just found yesterday while looking deeper into your question. That is One Tab https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/onetab/chphlpgkkbolifaimnlloiipkdnihall?hl=en

These by no means are solutions to Chromes's well documented memory issue. But they do address the issue enough to make it less painful.

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