How to Force Close an Unresponsive Tab in Chrome

MakeUseOf | 9/14/2017 | Dan Price
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So, you have an unresponsive tab in Chrome. If you’re a tab junkie, that could be quite a disaster. It’ll bug you until you reboot the entire browser, and could potentially be drawing valuable system resources away from the other 462 tabs you have open.

Luckily, there’s a solution — both for your tab addiction (we’ve covered some excellent third-party tab managers elsewhere on the site) and for that pesky unresponsive window. Keep reading to learn how to force close an unresponsive tab in Chrome.

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