Need A Fast Way Out? Use Force Quit On Your Chromebook

Even though Chromebooks can be easily used by anyone, you still need a couple of tricks to get them going and you’ll need to know how to force quit a task when your Chromebook runs into a glitch. Since you’re not working with a Windows OS, you can’t use the usual Ctrl+Alt+Del combo when you need to launch the task manager because just as with Mac laptops, you don’t have a Delete key. Below you can find an easy guide on how to force quit a window or app on a Chromebook.

Step 1 

Go to the Menu button- the three horizontal lines on the top right corner of the window that stopped working – and click on it. Next, you will see a pop-up list.

Step 2

Select the option More Tools shown in the drop-down menu.

Step 3

A new pop-up list will appear and now you can click on Task Manager.

Step 4

Now you can see a list of all the processes and tasks running and you can select and kill the one that’s not responding, by clicking on the End Process button on the bottom right corner. In the same corner, you will also see a prompt if you’re killing an app such as or Pocket, telling you to restart it.

And that’s it. Almost just as easy as using the Ctrl+Alt+Del combo, we’d say. Enjoy and tell us if you need help with any other Chromebook tips.



  • Laura Monteros

    The “end process” button is greyed out. Going to have to shut down.