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TIL: How to pause an infinite JavaScript loop in Chrome

aej11a profile image aej11a ・1 min read

Today I hit an infinite loop in a React component 😅

You can stop infinite loops in chrome without force-closing the program in two ways:

One: Dev Tools

  1. Dev tools (if not already open, go View -> Developer -> Developer Tools)
  2. Sources tab
  3. Press the Pause icon ⏸ near the top right of the Sources panel

Use method two if you can’t open dev tools.

  1. Press the three vertical dots in the top right corner of Chrome
  2. Hover over “More tools...” near the mid-bottom
  3. Press “Task Manager”
  4. Select the tab you are experiencing the loop in
  5. Hit “End Process”

Hopefully this can help someone!

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