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    Chrome runs multiple instances in W7 Ultimate x64

    Bit of a problem that's been nagging me for ages. Whenever I run Chrome it ends up with multiple instances of itself running in the background even if I have only one tab open. I've included a screen grab of task manager to demonstate. It can get worse than what I have shown here as well. Anyone got a fix or any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Bit of a problem that's been nagging me for ages. Whenever I run Chrome it ends up with multiple instances of itself running in the background even if I have only one tab open. I've included a screen grab of task manager to demonstate. It can get worse than what I have shown here as well. Anyone got a fix or any ideas?

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    I looked in to this myself a while back and if I remember correctly, there is an instance for each plugin that you use, plus an instance for each tab you have open. I don't think there's a way around this, it's just the way it works...

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    Its not a problem. Chrome runs 1 process as like the "manager" process, then 1 process per tab and in addition it can run additional processes to isolate plugins and certain web page elements like videos, applets and even flash objects. Its a pretty cleaver way to improve browsing security.

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    Pansy...

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    It's really a good job that Task Manager does not show up just what pages you're looking at there Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    It's really a good job that Task Manager does not show up just what pages you're looking at there Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
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    Nyan Cat 24 hour x 25 you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
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    That would explain soooooo much

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMiles View Post
    Its not a problem. Chrome runs 1 process as like the "manager" process, then 1 process per tab and in addition it can run additional processes to isolate plugins and certain web page elements like videos, applets and even flash objects. Its a pretty cleaver way to improve browsing security.
    Aye, not only for security but for stability. One Tab or Addin crashing won't take down the entire browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMiles View Post
    Its not a problem. Chrome runs 1 process as like the "manager" process, then 1 process per tab and in addition it can run additional processes to isolate plugins and certain web page elements like videos, applets and even flash objects. Its a pretty cleaver way to improve browsing security.
    What happens if you kill the manager process? Would it stop/close all tabs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    What happens if you kill the manager process? Would it stop/close all tabs?
    Presumably yes, if you can identify it

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