Tech Tip Tuesday – Stop Slow Windows Apps

//Tech Tip Tuesday – Stop Slow Windows Apps


Hello!  Eric Murcia here with another episode of Tech Tip Tuesday.  Today we’re going to talk about something that we’ve probably all experienced.  The general rule of thumb is that you restart your computer when this happens.  It takes a long time, and you have to close everything and save all your work.  I’m going to show you a quick easy way to avoid having to do those things.

Open Task Manager

Here we have my computer.  It’s running Windows 10.  It’s running extremely slow.  I don’t know what’s going on.  What you can do is right-click on the little Windows button (Start button) down here, and you click where it says Task Manager.  Inside of there, click on More Details.

I can come in here and see in my particular system, because I’ve done some things in Chrome to to make it do this, it’s utilizing about half of the memory on my computer.  This is a lot for Google Chrome to be utilizing.  Let’s say Google Chrome’s not responding.  It would show “Not Responding” right next to it in some bold letters.

Use End Task on Slow Apps

I can simply highlight Chrome, go ahead and [click] End Task.  You can see my computer is doing a couple of things, and now it has forcefully terminated that Google Chrome application.  The memory will now start to go slowly back down.  All I have to do if I want to use Chrome again is open it up.  It’s going to tell me that it was forcefully shut down, which is exactly what I wanted it to do.

This is a real quick way to to force-close an application that you’re having problems with or is not responding.  You can avoid having to restart your computer.  That’s your tip for today.  I look forward to talking you again next week.

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May 8th, 2018|Categories: Tech Tip Tuesday|Tags: , |Comments Off on Tech Tip Tuesday – Stop Slow Windows Apps