Chromebook Task manager : Task Manager is an important tool for regularly used electronic devices like laptops, PCs, and tablets. It keeps a tab on all of the active and running processes and applications on the system and can show the memory consumed by each. It can also report the application that is interrupting the performance of the device and can prompt the user to close it. Since Chromebook has a different user interface, so accessing and using its task manager is also a tad different from the conventional models. In our today’s blog, we would be focusing on the basics of Chromebook Task Manager and learn beyond How to Ctrl Alt Delete on Chromebook.
Open the Chromebook Task Manager
The first focus should be learning how to open a Task Manager in case you want to do some kind of troubleshooting. Please go for the steps mentioned below:
- You can use the shortcut of Search+ Escape to immediately open the Task Manager.
- Alternatively, you can open the Chrome Browser on your Chromebook and click on the three dots at the top-right corner of the window.
- In the drop-down menu, go to More Tools –> Task Manager and so the window would open up on the screen.
In the Task Manager window, you can see all of the applications that you are currently running on the system and also the different background processes going by default. An additional feature in the Chromebook Task Manager is that it also keeps a track of the Chrome extensions running on the device.
Ending the culprit
Let’s say that you are facing a slow-down in the system due to a certain application not working or a large number of processes running behind that consume the CPU capacity and memory. In this case, you can use the Task manager to help you with the following steps:
- Click on the process or application that is causing the slow-down of the system.
- An option would come in the bottom-right prompting to End process.
- Click on it and you would find the task to be stopped and thus the system recovering from the setback.
However, keep in mind that this option would not be enabled for all of the processes and this simply implies that it is very important for the system to currently run it and you cannot kill it.
Customizing the Chromebook Task Manager
As mentioned earlier also, the Task Manager keeps a track of the different resources that are used by a particular application, like the memory footprint, CPU time, Process ID, Network to name a few. You can right-click on any of the running tasks and check or uncheck the drop-down parameters that are shown by it, as per your requirement.
The columns displayed in the window can also be optimized as per the lowest-highest or highest-lowest values. Just click on any column and you would find it getting sorted as per highest to lowest values. Again click on it and the reverse happens.
So, as promised we have covered up all of the basics on Task Manager. Feel free to post your queries and suggestions, in case if you found out any new fact or update on it.