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How to open the task manager on a Chromebook?

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Chromebooks are known for their simplicity and efficiency, offering users a simple experience for various tasks. While Chrome OS is designed to be user-friendly, there may be instances when you need to manage and monitor your system’s performance. Enter the Task Manager, a handy tool that lets you view and control running processes on your Chromebook.

This article discusses various ways to open the Task Manager on your Chromebook and its usage.

Also read: How to change the Chromebook owner?

Use the Keyboard shortcut to open Task Manager

Keyboard shortcuts are the most convenient and quickest way to access anything on your Chromebook. There is a keyboard shortcut to access the Task Manager on Chromebook as well.

Step 1: Press the Search + Esc keys together to access the Task Manager on your Chromebook.

Step 2: Doing this will open the Chrome OS Task Manager right away. In the Task Manager, you will see the tasks that are currently running on your Chromebook, their memory consumption, CPU usage, network speed, and the Process Identifier (PID).

Open Task Manager using Chrome browser

Another way to access the Task Manager on Chromebook is through the Chrome browser. Here are the steps to access it through the browser:

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser on your Chromebook and click on the Menu (triple vertical dots) icon. Then, in the dropdown menu, click on More Tools and then on the Task Manager option.

Step 2: It will open the Task Manager.

How to use the Task Manager?

It is used to check the different fields of a task running on your Chromebook, You can end tasks from here and also check all the details of the tasks running on your Chromebook.

End task through Task Manager

If you think a task is consuming too many resources on your Chromebook or just want to end it. To end a task, follow the steps below:

Step: Click on the task and then the End process button at the bottom right corner of the screen.

See more information about the task

The basic info like GPU memory and CPU usage is available beside the task when you open the Task Manager. If you want a more detailed breakdown of how a specific task is using resources, then follow the step below:

Step: Right-click on the task, then select what you want to view in the dropdown menu.

Also read: How to make your Chromebook faster?

Akash Singh

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