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Chrome constantly hanging up

 10:43 pm on Aug 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

Chrome used to work fine, but now every time a dialog box comes up, I have to click somewhere to get it to appear. In other words, things like the file save dialog box always pop up hidden until I click.

If there's a page that's pretty JS intensive, like GMail, it's terrible. The browser locks up. For example, I discard a draft and Chrome pops up a modal confirmation. Except in my case, it is not visible. If I click on the screen, it will briefly become visible, but for 1/10 of a second.

Getting it to show usually involves waiting a very long time (5 minutes) and switching to give some other application the focus, then coming back to Chrome, then clicking randomly to give the dialog box the focus.

I've tried disabling all extensions, but that did nothing to improve the situation.

So while Chrome was on the way to becoming my favorite browser for it's clean look and fast response, it's now mostly a useless toy.




 10:51 pm on Aug 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

That's weird. It does sound like an extension would be to blame, but you've eliminated that. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling?


 12:59 am on Aug 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Actually, I haven't tried that. I should also say that I *disabled* the extensions, but did not *uninstall* them, thinking that disabling would do it. Maybe I need to uninstall them all and reinstall one at a time, testing in GMail (ironically, GMail and Google Calendar are the two most difficult sites for me to use and my main reason for going away from Chrome).


 2:14 pm on Aug 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

I would suggest you not give up just yet. I love Chrome for GMail and Google Calendar interactions... lightning fast and I've not had any problems. If I was you, I would start by first removing all the extensions, then testing again. If it works, then add extensions one at a time until you determine which is the culprit. If that doesn't work, then I would try a reinstall.

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