Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I sometimes have a bunch of tabs opened in Google Chrome, which I believe creates a new process per tab. I would like to be able to pinpoint the tab that is using up the CPU. Is there an easy way to to that?

share|improve this question
You can check which tab uses how much CPU from within Chrome. Click the wrench then in Background processes – Uri Herrera Dec 21 '11 at 18:45
up vote 38 down vote accepted

Pressing Shift + Esc will bring up the Chrome Task Manager with a row for each tab - you can sort by Memory, CPU and a couple of other columns.

Alternatively, you would also find it through: Menu button → Tools → Task Manager.

share|improve this answer
By default, Shift + Esc doesn't appear to work, at least on a Mac it didn't. Menu, More Tools, and Task Manager worked a treat. – Dallas Clark Jun 23 '15 at 12:25
There isn't a keyboard shortcut on Chrome OSX but, you can find it under the Window menu next to Download and a Extensions – jb510 Jun 27 '15 at 17:18

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.