Ever had the fan on your MacBook Pro just run continuously while Chrome was open? Me, too! I knew it was Chrome because I opened Activity Monitor and sorted the CPU column. When I did this so the highest CPU usage (which is what causes the fan to kick in) was at the top, it indicated Google Chrome Renderer was the culprit.
So, how can one tell what page is causing the high CPU usage? It’s actually pretty simple.
Switch over so Chrome is front running application. Once you’re there, click on the three horizontal lines in the upper right hand corner. Like so:
When you click that a menu will open. Select Tools, then Task Manager, like so:
Now, you can see the pages you have open. You can sort this by CPU by clicking on that column head. When you do, you should see the page that’s rocketing your CPU and thus your fan. For me, it was a page on box.com
Close that page and the fan should crank down. That’s it!
Simple and easy.
Now, get back to work 🙂
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