Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/173391/how-to-see-which-browser-extensions-are-slowing-down-your-browser/
Browser extensions are useful, but they can increase your browser’s memory consumption, make it take longer to open, and slow it down in general. But how do you measure the impact a browser extension has on your system?
To open the Task Manager, click Chrome’s menu button, point to Tools, and select Task Manager. You can also press Ctrl + Escape to quickly open the task manager.
That'll be Shift+Esc,not Ctrl+Esc...
that is correct for chrome
OK, I feel like a complete dumb-ass here, but I've installed about:addons-memory... and cannot see how to "open it in a new tab". There's no drag-and-drop or right-click option...
With me Adblock on Firefox seems to use more memory than Firefox itself. Does someone got this same issue?
"-no- extensions" should be " --disable-extensions"
now enter "about:addons-memory" in the address bar
Thank you! Thought I was going to lose my geek card.
In response to Phoenix232, on my Xubuntu Precise system, Firefox uses around 19 Mb, Adblock Plus 13 Mb, Zotero 2.4 Mb, and the very few other add-ons all somewhat less than 500 Kb each.
well that was useless... what a misleading title... at least for Chrome - I didn't read the other sections because I use only Chrome.
The title should be something more, how to see how much memory some extensions are using.
What I want to improve are my page load times...I guess you can kind of guess using the CPU column but pages load too fast to really notice which ones are the slowest... only useful if you have some mega huge page to test
If you are using a Chromebook just dump all the extensions you never use. It worked for me. The HTG article put me on the right trail, I could never have figured this out had I not read the article in the first place. Hats off to HTG!!