Task manager is a feature widely known by Windows users that allows them to view and manage active processes and manage computer performance. Task manager is most commonly used to close programs that have stopped responding or are not functioning properly.
There is also a streamlined version of task manager on Chromebooks that you can use to end processes. Use the instructions below to open and use task manager on your Chromebook.
How to open task manager Chromebook shortcut
- Press the Search + Esc keys at the same time to open Task manager.
- To force shut down a troublesome program, click on the program name and then click on End process.
- If you want to see details such as active tasks, memory consumption, CPU usage, process identifier and network speed, tap the touchpad with two fingers, and select the items you want to see.