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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 identify the tab that is using up the CPU.

Is there an easy way to to that?

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    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
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Pressing Shift + Esc on Windows or Linux, 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 on all OSes, you can find it through: Menu button → Tools → Task Manager.

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    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
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    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
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    None of these options exist anymore. – rolls Oct 24 '16 at 6:58
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    On OSX with chrome 57.0.2987.133 (and it has been like this for a while), it only shows non-zero CPU on the broser table entry, which is of not much help. – Daniel Pinyol Apr 25 '17 at 10:22
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    Mac: Menu -> Window -> Task Manager – Hugo Aug 13 '18 at 13:50

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