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Google Chrome - Manage Background Pages and Apps
Many extensions and web apps use background pages that do their work where you can't see them. for example, if you use Google Mail Checker, a background page works to send new message alerts.
Background apps work entirely in the background and run even after you close the Chrome browser.
Background pages and apps use your compter's resources. You can check to see how much they're using, and you can turn them off at any time.
Turn off background pages
- 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.
- On Windows, it's at the bottom right of your desktop.
- On Mac, it's in your dock.
MacTo turn off background apps, you'll need to quit Chrome completely:
- At the top of your computer screen, click Chrome.
- Click Quit Google Chrome.Windows and LinuxTo close background apps when you close all Chrome tabs, follow these steps:
- In Chrome, at the top right, click More.
- At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
- In the "System" section, uncheck the box next to "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed."