I was just poking around and discovered that Chrome has a built in Task Manager to manage (or quit out of) tabs and extensions.
It’s actually pretty awesome. I tend to get a bunch of open tabs….then my laptop fans kick on and everything starts running slow. It’s great for figuring out which tabs are hogging resources (i.e. running Flash).
To use it:
Click the Wrench icon to the right side of the toolbar and choose ‘View Background Pages’:
The Task Mager shows you each tab you have open and the extensions that are running. It lists out the Memory, CPU, and Network usage for each:
Clicking the ‘Stats for nerds’ link at the bottom of the panel brings up an in-depth stats page:
If you’re like me, you run multiple browsers at once. One cool thing is that it compares the amount of resources Chrome is using compared to Firefox and other browsers.