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Allow Chrome Apps to Run in Background

By default, if Chrome isn’t up and running, then its associated apps or extensions aren’t allowed to run in the background.

However, you may disable this restrictive environment and let the apps function in their full capacity, even if the browser isn’t running in the foreground. Perhaps, this will cause the chrome becoming slow and unresponsive but the error will be solved.

Here are the steps to allow chrome apps to run in background:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Tap on Settings and choose the Settings menu from the list.
  3. Scroll down to Advanced section and click System.
  4. Enable the Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed option.

This workaround is mostly a trade-off with performance, however, since it is known to fix the underlying issue, then you might probably have to sacrifice a few MBs of your RAM to get the browser up and running.

The Small Print

  1. Only apps and extensions that you've explicitly installed are allowed to run in the background — a standard Web page cannot continue running after you've closed down the relevant browser tab. In addition, the app or extension's background capabilities must be declared by the developer during the installation process. Check the description of the apps and extensions you install in Chrome to see whether they request permission to continue running even if there are no browser windows open.

Reset Chrome Browser

If you have made a few tweaks to Chrome’s settings, then they might conflict with the proper functioning of the browser. In this regard, reverting the settings to their default state might spell out success.

Here are the steps to reset the chrome browser settings:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Tap on Settings and choose the Settings menu from the list.
  3. Scroll down to Advanced section and open.
  4. Navigate to Reset and clean up section.
  5. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults command tab. Hit the ResetSettings  button in the confirmation
  6. Hit the ResetSettings button in the confirmation dialog box.

This process will disable the third party extension and will clear temporary data as well. But at the same time, it will bring all the Chrome Settings back to their default state. So once this is done, restart the browser and the issue would probably have been rectified.

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