Chrome-Edge: How to analyze resource consumption

Chrome-Edge: How to analyze resource consumption

Are MS Edge or Google Chrome consuming more resources than normal? Let’s see how to use the tools provided by both browsers (based on the Chromium project) to understand what consumes so many resources.

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Let’s use hidden tools: Chrome

Google’s browser offers us multiple internal tools (which we started to see), another of these, in fact, allows you to see the currently active extensions and the processes that consume more memory in memory.

To do this, type the following address:


By logging in you will see the following screen:

A lot of valuable information
A lot of valuable information

From here you can see:

  • Chrome and s.o. version. in use
  • information about synchronized data
  • information about active and enabled extensions
  • the memory used by the various tabs and extensions
  • keyboards detected and in use by the browser

What about Edge?

For the Chromium-based version of Edge, just type:


The behavior is the same: here too you can see detailed information about active extensions and the resources used by the various processes and extensions running.

Alvise C.

Alvise C.

Microsoft MVP Windows Expert dal 2011 fino al 2017 e dal 2017 Microsoft MVP Windows Insider. Google Certified e Comptia Security + Certified, ha scritto per WindowsBlogItalia e Windowsteca. Appassionato ed esperto dei sistemi Microsoft Windows e della sicurezza informatica. In caso di difficoltà non esitate a commentare l'articolo; prima di fare modifiche al sistema è consigliato creare un punto di ripristino. In caso di installazione di strumenti terzi prestare attenzione alle spunte ed alle installazioni supplementari superflue.

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