The Chromebook task manager is easy to access. From the desktop, press Shift + Esc and the task manager window will appear at the center of your screen. Using the Chromebook task manager is a good way to track down a process you need to shut down for faster performance. It may also be useful to learn more about background apps. Background apps work entirely in the background and run even after you close the Chrome browser. Background pages and apps use your computer’s resources. You can check to see how much they’re using, and you can turn them off at any time.
Force Quit Chromebook Apps
Using Force Quit on a Chromebook is very similar to force quit on Windows.
Now you can see a list of all the processes and tasks running and you can select and kill the one that’s not responding, by clicking on the End Process button on the bottom right corner. ‘
Note that this Chromebook Force Quit Trick will also work in the Chrome web brower. You can use the same Shift-Esc key stroke to bring up a menu that can close down tabs and other Chrome apps.
How to Force Quit on a Chromebook
- Open Chrome.
- Click the menu button, the stack of three dots.
- Select More Tools in the menu.
- Click Task Manager.
- Select the process or program that you wish to force quit and click End Process on the bottom right of the screen.
Turn off background pages
To check your background pages and turn them off, follow these steps:
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More
- Click More tools Task manager.
- In the first column, look for items labeled “Background Page.” You can see its details in the other columns.
- Select the background page you want to turn off and click End Process.
Turn off background apps on Chromebook
When a background app is running, you’ll see a Chrome icon in your computer’s system tray.
- On Windows, it’s at the bottom right of your desktop.
- On Mac, it’s in your dock.
To see a list of running background apps, right-click the icon.