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Chrome nearly drove me crazy!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Rich, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Rich

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    What is up with Chrome? I went to a forum on Chrome and found that the problems I've been having with opening websites and many other problems are wide spread. I can't even use the Chrome Google page. Just locks up.

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  2. BubblePuppy

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    No problems with using Chrome, I'm using it right now. Chrome is all I use on my laptop and phone and haven't experienced any issues at all today.
     
  3. Carl Spock

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    I don't know what your problem is, Rich, but Chrome works flawlessly for me. I tend to use IE as that's what I've used for years, or Opera because I also use it as a gateway to my old AOL email addy, but if I have problems with a site, especially an image site, I just turn to Chrome and all of my problems go away.
     
  4. heathramos

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    hmm...

    I use Chrome on Ubuntu, Windows 7 and iPad without issues.

    Do you have a link to a website, describing this known issue?
     
  5. Laxguy

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    I had a problem with the Chrome.app [Mac] ballooning up to over 3.4 Gigs. Turns out it was storing all previous versions inside of its shell. Also, Friday night it wouldn't load the chat room until a restart following going through settings.
     
  6. webby_s

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    Same here, Win7, Android Phone, Ubuntu. Has all been working flawless.... Tell us more?
     
  7. Doug Brott

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    I used Chrome for a while and then went back to Firefox. As far as I can tell, they all stink these days with none of them working perfectly. Too much bloat in every browser now.

    I'm most comfortable with Firefox, so that's where I went back to.
     
  8. fluffybear

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    A little bit more information Rich would be helpful.

    I have seen the rare lock-up but most of the time (the ones I have seen) can be attributed to either the site or the connection.
    I have been using Chrome for a couple of years and even noticed that Mrs. Fluffybear has started to use it more than Firefox..
     
  9. Steve

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    For folks who like Chrome but are concerned about all the Google tracking, try Comodo Dragon. It's based on the Chromium Open Source project that Chrome is based on, and supports the Google plug-ins and full Google sync for bookmarks, etc. If you want Flash, there's a set-up option to install it.

    From the Dragon Wiki:

    Comodo also offers a tracking free version of Firefox, called "Ice Dragon".
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

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    I could care less about the tracking...and folks have the ability to wipe Google Web history if it was any kind of big deal here:

    https://www.google.com/history/

    I suspect more tracking is actually done than has been disclosed so far by other devices, ISP providers, and Internet "channels".

    As for Chrome - it's not my first choice for a UI...but the darn thing does work pretty well on boht my desktop and Android tablet.
     
  11. Steve

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    BTW, if you don't want to install Flash for privacy reasons, but want to view YouTube videos with Dragon, just join the YouTube HTML5 trial here: http://www.youtube.com/html5

    Dragon scores a 437 + 9 bonus points on this HTML 5 test.
     
  12. Laxguy

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    I have had Flash Blocker installed on several machines to see what'd happen. For the most part, nothing at all. All Youtube videos I wanted to watch worked fine without flash for some time- a couple of years. (?) Granted, I am not a daily Youtube viewer.
    Other sites requiring Flash I could easily do without, or give an individual allow, FWIW.
     
  13. Doug Brott

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    My issues are probably more related to how I use the tool(s), but I have found that all of the major players (Chrome, Firefox, IE) just suck up memory and the longer it's up, the slower everything gets. Granted I should just shut the program down and restart (which is what I do when it gets really bad), but I'm used to leaving everything up for days (or weeks) at a time. I tried chrome for a while to get some speed improvements, but it turns out, one of my main uses for it was slower on Chrome than on Firefox. Firefox, unfortunately, has either a memory leak or doesn't free up memory as much as it should because it goes crazy after a few days. IE just sucks.

    Yeah, that was a rant .. :p

     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    Very valid points in your rant ... :D;)

    Virtually every browser has one flaw or another at this time...browsing perfection doesn't exist. It comes down to UI preferences and what works closest to problem-free for each user.
     
  15. Steve

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    +1. I think browsers that support the H.264 codec (Chrome included, for now) play YouTube videos just fine. Google is going to eventually drop support for it, tho, in favor of royalty-free WebM.

     
  16. Steve

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    Tom's Hardware looked at browser memory usage, back in February. Interesting results, IMO.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/chrome-17-firefox-10-ubuntu,3129-14.html

    If you only keep a couple of tabs open at a time, looks like Internet Exploder is the way to go. Prolly because it's so tightly integrated with Windows. They concluded:

     
  17. Stuart Sweet

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    I find Chrome very slow for sites with high latency, because the pre-caching that is supposed to help you move faster actually slows you down. Clearing the browser cache once a week, or at least once every version, seems to help.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Thanks for sharing....interesting findings.
     
  19. Rich

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    It's not every computer that's affected. I went to Google and joined their forums and found many posts about Chrome and they all reported the same problems I've been having. And, they've narrowed those problems down to Chrome. My wife has almost the same laptop I have and she runs Chrome without any problems at all. That's what made me certain that the issues were caused by my computer and had nothing to do with Chrome. Wrong, sadly, I like Chrome. When they come out with an updated version, I'll switch back.

    Because of those Google forum posts, I tried Firefox and it works properly as does IE. I was getting ready to junk this laptop and buy a new one. Saved myself a few bucks by doing days of research. Lazy as I am, that's not how I wanted to spend the last week... :lol:

    Rich
     
  20. Rich

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    Join Google forums and search for Chrome, you'll see the thread.

    Rich
     

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