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Disable Chrome from running in the background
Stop Chrome from running in the background from the Chrome settings. Below are step-by-step instructions:
- Open Google Chrome Browser
- Press Alt+E
- Open Chrome Settings
- Click on Advanced
- Turn off Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed
- Exit Chrome.
Before you proceed, know one thing. Recent versions of Chrome also allow you to turn off this behavior via the Chrome system tray icon
Simply right-click on the icons and uncheck the Let Google Chrome run in the background item.
Now let us see the procedure via Chrome Settings.
1] Open Google Chrome Browser
2] Click on the top right corner Or press “Alt+E”.
3] Open Chrome “Settings”
4] Click on “Advanced”
5] Scroll Down On Advanced Option To The “System” Section And Turn Off “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”.
6] Restart Google Chrome
Using this process, you can also effortlessly and permanently stop Google Chrome from tracking your activity when closed.
That’s all – but in case you need to re-enable this setting click the Chrome menu button and select Settings. Click the “Advanced” link and then scroll down to the “System” section. Tick the box labeled “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed” and Chrome will be back in action once again even in the background.
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.
Silence Chrome notifications from the taskbar
Locate the “Chrome – Notifications” icon on the task bar.
Click on this icon to bring up an additional window.
Choose “Settings” on the bottom right to show the apps that use send notifications through this feature.
You can uncheck these options individually to remove their service from pushing these notifications but what if you want to just turn this whole feature off? Right-click this icon from the taskbar this time, and notice three options for silencing these app notifications. The only options available are to enter quite a mode for an hour or for a whole day. This isn’t actually removing the notifications from the taskbar.
To completely remove this from appearing at all, it needs to be disabled in Chrome’s settings. This is separate from the background apps. Notice we disabled it but this notifications app is still running. Open “Chrome://flags” from the URL bar to access the experimental features section of Chrome.
We are looking for the “Enable Rich Notifications” section. Do a search via “Ctrl+F” in the flags window.
Find the section and choose to “Disable” these notifications.
Relaunch Chrome no longer runs the notification feature.
Chrome background apps and notifications are now disabled. When Chrome is closed it’s now truly shut down without any background processes lingering. With the Chrome Notifications feature turned off we also won’t be getting any more of those app notifications.