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Windows 7: chrome running lots of processes

17 Feb 2018   #1
72010

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
chrome running lots of processes

I have one chrome tab open and i see this in task manager
is that supposed to happen?




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18 Feb 2018   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, it's normal. It's called "multi-process architecture", a design flaw of some browsers that use a new process for each tab and for each plugin, instead of the normal single process for the whole thing that every normal program uses. Chrome and all its clones use this. IE copied some aspects and Firefox was at a time trying to do the same.

It's documented here: Chromium Blog: Multi-process Architecture
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18 Feb 2018   #3
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

I know this probably doesn't help much, but when I first had Google Chrome I researched to see what the safest, optimal and best settings were as recommended by other users.
I came across these three links on the MakeUseOf site which I found very useful and informative.

Ultimate Browser Settings: Must-Change Items In Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer

The Advanced Chrome Settings You Should Be Using

10 Hidden Chrome Settings You Should Be Changing

I hope this helps!
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