Chromebooks are easy to use by their very nature. However, that doesn’t mean everything about them is intuitive. As with any piece of tech, every once in a while you run into a glitch that causes a tab or app to stop working properly. But since there is no Ctrl+Alt+Delete option to open the task manager on a Chromebook, as there are on a Windows laptop because there’s no delete button. That doesn’t mean you can’t get to a task manager, however. Here’s how to force close a window.
1. Click the menu button, which looks like three lines in your Chromebook’s Chrome browser on the top right.
2. Click on More Tools in the pop-up menu.
3. Click Task Manager.
4. Select the process or program that you wish to force quit and click End Process on the bottom right of the screen.
5. If this is a program that your Chromebook finds important, such as Pocket or Any.do, your Chromebook will prompt you to restart the app via a pop-up on the bottom right of the screen.