Some of the important features of the System CPU Usage addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with System CPU Usage.
In short, System CPU Usage is a browser extension that informs you about the current CPU usage in your system (the average of all active processes).
4 Reasons to Use System CPU Usage
Has a toolbar popup to monitor CPU usage with a color-bars and text.
Informs you about the total CPU usage and also the average usage.
Has a dynamic toolbar icon with color-bars.
Available for Chrome and Edge browsers on all operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is System CPU Usage?
System CPU Usage is a browser add-on that helps you easily monitor CPU usage in your system via your browser. Just open the toolbar popup UI and monitor the amount of CPU which is currently used. Moreover, the color bar shows you the active CPU usage every second (updates itself every second). The UI is very simple and has no functions other than showing the active CPU usage. The toolbar icon will also change dynamically according to the current CPU usage. Please note that color bars are random colors for both the toolbar popup UI and the toolbar icon.
2. How can I work with this add-on?
As mentioned above, simply open the app UI and start monitoring the CPU usage. Within the popup, you will see the current and average CPU usage and the total number of active processes next to the color bars. On the right side, there is a color bar with green colors, each bar shows the amount of active CPU usage in your system. The same color bar but with a smaller size is placed as the toolbar icon. Please note that colors within the color-bar do NOT mean anything at all, they are just placed there for aesthetic purposes.
3. How can I download the source code for System CPU Usage?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How do I turn the extension OFF?
In order to turn off the extension, please head to the extensions tab in your browser and then click on the disable button from there.
5. Is this extension available for mobile firefox (Firefox for android)?
No, unfortunately this addon is not available for Firefox browser, neither mobile nor desktop.
6. Why this addon is not available for Firefox?
The system CPU API which is used by this addon, is not currently available for Firefox browser (not written for Web Extensions API). In future, if the API becomes available, the addon will be released for Firefox browser as well.
7. Can I monitor other factors such as Memory or Network usage with this addon?
No, this addon is only design for system CPU usage. For other factors in your system, please use other addons/apps.
8. How often does this addon update itself?
The toolbar icon updates every second. When you open the toolbar popup, the color bar and all the information are updated every 500 milliseconds. Please note that, once the popup is closed, the background continues to monitor the CPU usage every second as long as the browser is open (has an active session).
9. Is there any option or settings available for this addon?
No, this addon has no option or settings to adjust, all you need is placed in toolbar popup UI.
10. What information do I get via toolbar button?
The toolbar icon is filled with color bars based on the current CPU usage in your system. The tooltip text for the toolbar button shows you the same information available in the popup UI. Once you click on the toolbar icon, the popup will show up.
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