If an application does not respond to your Chromebook, you can either wait to see if it responds or forces it to shut it down with the Chrome OS Task Manager. This is what you should do if you need to kill an irresponsible app.
How to close unresponsive apps
While irresponsible apps are not all common on Chrome OS, the operating system is not immune to the problem. And with more types of apps available on Chrome OS than any other operating system out there, web apps, Android apps, and Linux apps, creating more an opportunity for anything to go wrong. If you are in that situation, this is how you handle it.
Turn on Chrome, click the menu button, and then click More Tools> Task Manager or tap Search + Esc anywhere when using your Chromebook.
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When the Task Manager opens, you see that all current applications, extensions, tabs and processes on your Chromebook are listed. Here you can see a digital footprint and manually close something on your Chromebook with a simple click of a button.
Locate the non-responding process, click on it and then click "Finish the process".
This kills the app directly without any warnings, forcing the process to stop.
Once you have finished the process, you can restart the app, hopefully without any problems. If it still does not respond, there may be a problem with the program, try uninstalling and reinstalling the application from the appropriate source – Play Store for Android apps, Chrome Webshop for web apps, and so on.
If you're still having trouble after that, make sure you have the latest version of Chrome OS installed on your Chromebook. Sometimes updates to the latest version can fix some errors with other apps. Otherwise, it may be time to start searching for another tool for the job.
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