How To Stop Google Chrome From Running In The Background On Windows

If you are using Google browser “chrome” for a while, you may be noticed that Google chrome is eating too much system memory.

Google chrome using your system memory to run in the background and it will definitely going to slow down your PC if you are running on very low physical memory.

We cannot blame google for this Chrome background running. Because they made an awesome browser with many security features and super fast performance. I agree it uses the system memory but most of it are taken by the applications and extensions you installed it on chrome browser. Some of these extensions and apps always want the google chrome browser to stay in awake mode. So that they can deliver real time notifications to the chrome browser users.

How to Stop Chrome Running in the Background Temporary

If you want temporary kill all those Background running process, all you have to do is check for the Google chrome icon on the bottom right corner of your desktop.Chrome in Taskbar

Just click on it to view the list of active background process Google chrome is handling. You can access it if you want and use Exit option to close it from running.

Task Manager-Chrome

How to Stop Chrome Running in the Background Permanently

Go to the Chrome icon in the task bar/system tray, find the ‘Let Chrome run…’option and click or tap it to disable/toggle the check mark off.

It’s that simple

You can also control this behavior better in chrome’s main settings page:

  • Click on the Chrome menu (or press Alt+E)
  • Select Settings
  • Click on the link titled ‘Show advanced settings
  • Under the section headed ‘System‘ untick the box next to “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”.Chrome Settings

At any time you can re-enable this feature on chrome by simply repeating the steps above but reversing the final step.

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