How to check memory usage of Chrome extensions

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The Chrome Web Store is both awesome and horrible. While you can find many new extensions to enhance your Web browsing experience, you can also slow things down by adding too many. If you’re having trouble picking which ones to keep, taking a look at how much memory each one is using might make the decision a little easier.

Fortunately, Chrome has a built-in tool that will show you the memory usage of each extension. Here’s how to open and use it:

When you have a Chrome window open, just click on the menu icon on the toolbar and then go to Tools > Task Manager. If you’d prefer the keyboard shortcut, hit Shift + Esc, which should work from any tab.

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