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Why does google chrome have so many processes?

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April 7, 2014 2:35:23 PM

Do those processes represent the extensions, add-ons, tabs? Thanks for any help.

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April 7, 2014 2:47:07 PM

Addon's and tabs will use more processes. Chrome "sandboxes" things so that each item is running under it's own process, to the best of it's abilities, so that if 1 tab becomes unresponsive, the rest won't be affected, so that 1 tab or addon has access to that set of resources and not the whole system, etc.
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April 7, 2014 2:59:09 PM

getochkn said:
Addon's and tabs will use more processes. Chrome "sandboxes" things so that each item is running under it's own process, to the best of it's abilities, so that if 1 tab becomes unresponsive, the rest won't be affected, so that 1 tab or addon has access to that set of resources and not the whole system, etc.


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