Google Chrome – Extensions run in separate processes too

At some level I knew that extensions for Google Chrome ran in separate processes too, but I never really gave it a lot of thought till I was in process explorer today and saw a bunch of chrome.exe processes taking up memory, a little more investigation showed that it was all the extensions that I was using that were causing the multiple processes running even for one open tab. I am going to cull the extensions today to the bare minimum because Chrome is running for me almost 100% of the time and I cannot have nice-to-have extensions taking up the memory.

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  1. One of the reasons I switched back to Firefox for my everyday browsing. Sure it’s a bit slow sometimes, but Chrome seems to get exponentially heavier the more tabs and windows you open.

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