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- Restore the Tabs in Chrome Browser
- # Set up listeners
- Reset Chrome Browser
- Methods to see those running applications
- This process applies to Android users.
- For IOS users
- How to Disable Google Chrome from Running in Background?
- Disable in Windows
- Stop Chrome Running in Windows Startup
- Stop Chrome from Running Background in Mac
- Disable Login Item in Mac
- Stop Chrome Running from Background in Mobile Devices
Restore the Tabs in Chrome Browser
There are few ways to restore the abruptly closed tabs due to force closure. While Chrome itself provide the button to Restore the tabs after relaunching the browser, we have two other ways.
- The chrome has built in restore closed tabs feature that automatically restores recently closed tabs. If the browser has been crash, then you can use this option.
- We can also visit the Browser History tab using keyboard shortcut Ctrl + H and reopen the sites that were closed.
The restoring the tabs only work in normal mode and not in incognito mode. If you were browsing in private mode, then restoring the sessions is technically not possible.
# Set up listeners
Structure background scripts around events the extension depends on. Defining functionally relevant events allows background scripts to lie dormant until those events are fired and prevents the extension from missing important triggers.
Listeners must be registered synchronously from the start of the page.
Do not register listeners asynchronously, as they will not be properly triggered.
Extensions can remove listeners from their background scripts by calling
removeListener. If all listeners for an event are removed, Chrome will no longer load the extension’s background script for that event.
Reset Chrome Browser
If you have made a few tweaks to Chrome’s settings, then they might conflict with the proper functioning of the browser. In this regard, reverting the settings to their default state might spell out success.
Here are the steps to reset the chrome browser settings:
- Launch the Google Chrome browser.
- Tap on and choose the Settings menu from the list.
- Scroll down to Advanced section and open.
- Navigate to Reset and clean up section.
- Click on Restore settings to their original defaults command tab.
- Hit the ResetSettings button in the confirmation dialog box.
This process will disable the third party extension and will clear temporary data as well. But at the same time, it will bring all the Chrome Settings back to their default state. So once this is done, restart the browser and the issue would probably have been rectified.
Methods to see those running applications
Now let’s see which all application is updating itself in the background:
This process applies to Android users.
- Go to settings
- Click on about phone
- You can find a build number click on build number for 7 times
- Now go back and click on developer options.
- Running services in developer options would give you applications that are currently running in the background.
For IOS users
- Go to settings
- Click General
- You will find background application refresh, and you can find the applications that are running in the background.
Background refresh is automatically turned off when the phone is in low power mode.
How to Disable Google Chrome from Running in Background?
You can disable Chrome running in background both in Windows and Mac.
Disable in Windows
Here is how you can disable Chrome running in background in Windows PC.
- Launch Google Chrome and click on the three dots button that shows “Customize and control Google Chrome”.
- Select “Settings” option from the menu to go to Chrome settings page.
- Scroll down and click on “Advanced” option to advanced settings.
- Again, scroll down to “System” section.
- Disable “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed” option.
Stop Chrome Running in Windows Startup
By default, Google Chrome also runs in the background when you start Windows. You can disable Chrome in startup as explained below:
- Press “Win + “ to open Windows Settings app.
- Go to “Apps” section and open “Startup” apps.
- Turn off the button against Google Chrome.
Stop Chrome from Running Background in Mac
Unlike Windows, Chrome will still run in the background after you close all the active tabs. Unfortunately, Chrome system settings to disable apps running in background is not available in Mac version. The easy way to find an app running or not in Mac is by checking your dock. The apps running in background will have a small dot under the app in your dock. If you see Chrome is running, click on it to open the app and press “Command + Q” to completely quit.
Alternatively, you can open Activity Monitor and close all Chrome related services running in the background.
- Press “Command + Shift” keys to open Spotlight Search.
- Type “activity monitor” and open the app.
- Find Chrome services and click stop button to kill them.
- Confirm the pop-up by pressing “Quit” button.
Note that you will find plenty of Google Chrome Helper services, make sure that you are not using Chrome if you stop them from Activity Monitor.
Disable Login Item in Mac
Similar to Windows, you can check whether Chrome is part of startup apps and disable it in Mac also.
- Click on the Apple logo on top left corner and select “System Preferences…” option.
- When you are in preferences pane, click on “Users & Groups” and navigate to “Login Items” tab.
- Check if Google Chrome app is available in the list and disable it.
Remember, you need to be an administrator to unlock and edit the preferences in Mac.
Stop Chrome Running from Background in Mobile Devices
On both Android and iPhone, you can open App Drawer by swiping the screen up. It will show you the list of open apps and you can swipe the Chrome app up to close it from running in background. In addition, you can also disable Chrome from running in background from phone or app’s settings page.
- On Android – go to “Settings > Apps” section and tap on “Force Stop” to close the app. You have to do this each time when you want to stop the app.
- On iPhone – go to “Settings > General” section and tap on “Background App Refresh”. You can permanently disable the background apps or only disable the required app. As far as we have checked, Chrome is not in the list and does not refresh content in the background.
Note that it is not necessary to close the background apps in mobiles as the device will dynamically allocate memory for the frontend running apps. Notifications also will not be affected unless you turn off manually from the settings.