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Stop Chrome

Stop Chrome

Terminate rogue Chrome processes

Google Chrome has an issue where when you close it, it still runs in the background, even when background apps and refresh are turned off. Stop Chrome is a desktop application that displays an indicator in the system tray, telling you whether Chrome is running or not, and allows you to quickly stop chrome running in the background.

📃 Installation

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  1. Download the latest release.
  2. Run the installer or extract the zip into the desired directory.
    • Installer installs into AppData/Local/Stop-Chrome.
  3. Run Stop Chrome.exe.

👨‍💻 Contributing

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  • Build using npm run build or npm run prepare. Make sure to run npm run rebuild first.
  • Test builds using npm run start:dev.
  • Package builds using npm run make.

💼 License

This software is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) v2.0.


Developer & Maintainer
July 2021
August 2021
Last Updated
October 2023

Originally created to resolve an issue where Google Chrome continues to run in the background when all windows are closed, even when background apps are turned off. Also solves the issue of Google Chrome not launching because it's stuck running in the background.


Built with
  • TypeScript
  • Electron
  • Node.js
Built using
  • Visual Studio Code
  • GitHub
  • GitHub Actions
Built for
  • Windows