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January 29, 2015 11:59:33 AM

Joe Higginbotham Jr said:
I uninstalled microsoft Cloud and it fixed the lag I was having with Chrome.


Vembutech said:
Hi, try clearing the cache cookie and check the browser. Else you can try re-install the chrome and check it whether it’s working fine or not. Also try the below link.

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/113907?hl=en
I'm seriously beginning to think that the ONLY solution is to wean myself off of Google Chrome completely! As convenient as I HAD found it to be, it has been so effing slow of late, and NONE of the aforementioned solutions seem to work (I just lost a HUGE download 3/4 of the way through because Google Chrome stopped working yet again, and am now resorting to using IE for this purpose! AARRGGHH!!!!) for me!

The bottom line is, why the frig should I have to worry about having to search for Chrome fixes every couple of months, when the latest version inevitably FAILS yet again? I am so sick to the back teeth of this stupid B.S!

I'm using my IE Browser to type this! NUFF SAID!!!!

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February 1, 2015 11:31:21 PM

Ferenzee said:
Do you have Bitdefender antivirus installed? If so go turn off the firewall and chrome will back to its blazing fast self. I stumbled upon this thread trying to figure out WHY bitdefender firewall is killing my chrome, but i just cant find an answer... You know for being the best antivirus I could buy I'm starting to regret my descision going with them.


THANK YOU KIND SIR, I can confirm that this solution works! Those with Bitdefender BEWARE!!! You have no idea how frustrated I was! I've been trying to troubleshoot it for weeks. God damn it Bitdefender I'll contact them and try to find a solution for this. Thanks again.
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February 10, 2015 10:18:55 AM

I have given up on chrome for now and have switched to Firefox. It's much, much faster. Have imported all my Bookmarks from chrome and gmail works fine. Chrome was taking several seconds to open maps or calendar from gmail page but it's almost instant on Firefox. Are you listening chrome?

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February 10, 2015 2:51:05 PM

Thanks Jeff Buffington. This really improved the performance of my chrome a lot. It still a bit slow but diffidently better than before. Thanks again.
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February 18, 2015 11:27:14 AM



I've been having the same problem for days now. I did a system refresh, restore, re install, plus all the other settings tweaks suggested here. I went to IE and opened a page, it was asking to be set as default browser, I denied it as the default browser and went back to Chrome. Pages, even images, are snapping up fast as ever. Strange, but perhaps it will be a fix for others also.
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February 22, 2015 5:02:23 AM

Danzas4321 said:
Hey guys. I've been a Chrome user for nearly two years, but recently I'm having a big issue. Every time i open the browser it struggles to even open the home page or tabs like the settings. Its not my internet, as i have about 25Mbps down and 7 up. Other browsers are working fine, but I prefer Chrome!


Nothing you can do. I have seen this change of policy in google for some years, now. I can't understand what the geniuses in their headquarters have in their minds, but it doesn't seem to work. I have even contacted them via feedback. When chrome beta first launched was faster than every browser around; 40 iterations later and it looks like 40 times slower and consuming much more than Vista was at its prime. Just wait till the IT department at google wakes up.
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March 2, 2015 1:45:50 AM

I've also found Chrome really slow for about the last 3 weeks. I already have hardware acceleration disabled, I'm not running BitDefender, and I already tried disabling the only significant plugin I was running (Adblock Plus). So it's back to FireFox for me.
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March 4, 2015 11:16:28 AM

bisha45 said:
Thanks Jeff Buffington. This really improved the performance of my chrome a lot. It still a bit slow but diffidently better than before. Thanks again.


Thank you too, Jeff Buffington.. My Chrome's working a lot better, for now, at least.. Hope it'll stay that way.. I'm on MacBook Pro.. :D 

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March 11, 2015 1:58:51 AM

I'd like to add that HW Acceleration has made no difference to my really really slow Chrome. Chrome is now all but useless. I do not have the time to wait 3 minutes for a page to load, or 2 minutes for text to appear that I typed minutes ago. I despise firefox and IE, but it's looking like I'm going to have to use them just to be able to use the internet!

Worlds biggest company screws up mass usage portal. Who'd have thought it!
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March 15, 2015 12:35:34 PM

Chrome is really really really really SLOW for the last 15-20 days in my Windows 10 Tech Preview (desktop mode). I've 50Mbps always from comcast, still youtube is slow, netflix is slow (though it works fine in my xbox one), even google maps is slow, daily motion is slow. simple google search is also slow. i've checked for anti virus none, checked unwanted plugins none, no extn running in chrome. Not sure y chrome had become so slow, been using it since it came several yrs ago. really annoying.

pathetic thing is its a new laptop with 32GB RAm, NVidia 770 GTX card, i7 proc, Intel SSD. Nothing else from hardware or connection wise. BTW, chrome is fast in my iPad or Note 3. Only from this laptop is slow. So, I feel Chrome has some serious issue with Win 10 Tech Preview side.

As suggested, I've uninstalled BitDefender and disabled H/W acceleration, will post an update how it works after these 2 changes.
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March 16, 2015 6:33:56 PM

I have been trying to find the solution for last 2 days. The new updated version Version 41.0.2272.89 m (64-bit) is complete garbage and take ages to load though I have blazing fast laptop with i7 and ssd. I don't see older versions available to download and install. anyone has any thoughts on how t fix this or is that best way to move all your tabs on firefox/waterfox?
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March 17, 2015 7:59:19 PM

Reney said:
I have been trying to find the solution for last 2 days. The new updated version Version 41.0.2272.89 m (64-bit) is complete garbage and take ages to load though I have blazing fast laptop with i7 and ssd. I don't see older versions available to download and install. anyone has any thoughts on how t fix this or is that best way to move all your tabs on firefox/waterfox?


Do you by any chance have skype on your computer. If you do Chrome automatically installed "Skype Click To Call". Go ahead and uninstall that if you do. I did a few days ago and DEAR GOD did it improve chromes performance.
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March 21, 2015 3:50:42 PM

skiventureftw said:
Jeff Buffington said:
To anyone encountering similar issues... try disabling hardware acceleration.... it was a tenfold improvement for me on my laptop.

To disable it... type "chrome:settings" in the address bar, click Advanced Settings, then uncheck "Use hardware acceleration when available" under the System header. Close all open Chrome browser instances and restart Chrome.

Chrome had always ran really well for me.... until rather recently. This seemed to fix my biggest problem of late. Give it a shot and let me know... curious how it works for others. Not sure why HW acceleration seems to be the culprit, nor what exactly changed that caused this issue.

This worked perfectly, thank you very much


Instant improvement! Thank you for sharing this idea!

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March 23, 2015 10:14:30 AM

Danzas4321 said:
Hey guys. I've been a Chrome user for nearly two years, but recently I'm having a big issue. Every time i open the browser it struggles to even open the home page or tabs like the settings. Its not my internet, as i have about 25Mbps down and 7 up. Other browsers are working fine, but I prefer Chrome!


For the past few months Chrome has been displaying the Super-Slow Downloading problem upon opening new tabs. This problem is so severe that I have stopped using Chrome as my default browser. We all have time sensitive tasks, and don't have time to fool around with browser issues. Until there is a reliable fix from Google, I have to relegate the Chrome Browser to the dust heap of history.
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March 27, 2015 10:42:56 AM

I am having similar issues. Did every trick in the book. This started a week or two ago, perhaps with an update. I'm very experienced technically and this one has me baffled.

One thing I noticed where Chrome really barfed on was in-address bar searches. Chrome just sits there doing nothing for several minutes.

In the end, I've just moved to Firefox. PIty, I do love Chrome.

I will keep trying though, but not in the middle of prime production time.


Update: Did a FULL uninstall, and then tried the "Disable Hardware" fix mentioned (which I had tried before to no luck). This time, I'm noticing a big improvement in speed. So... fingers crossed.
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April 1, 2015 5:22:28 AM

alexeck said:
I am having similar issues. Did every trick in the book. This started a week or two ago, perhaps with an update. I'm very experienced technically and this one has me baffled.

One thing I noticed where Chrome really barfed on was in-address bar searches. Chrome just sits there doing nothing for several minutes.

In the end, I've just moved to Firefox. PIty, I do love Chrome.

I will keep trying though, but not in the middle of prime production time.


Update: Did a FULL uninstall, and then tried the "Disable Hardware" fix mentioned (which I had tried before to no luck). This time, I'm noticing a big improvement in speed. So... fingers crossed.


Nothing has worked for me for more than maybe a half hour.
I have an i7, 16GB of RAM, a midrange GPU (Gefore 660 Ti), a 256 GB SSD - I'm not a genius but I'm pretty good at figuring out what's wrong with my computer.

Right now the answer for what's wrong with my computer is "Chrome". I love the browser, but it's been going extremely slow the past couple of months. I can hop on Firefox or Opera and it works great. Since Opera and Chrome are running a similar engine I would have expected to see similar issues but that wasn't the case.

If I try to type a search into my address bar it sometimes hangs up for 15-30 seconds before my typing shows up. Everything is slow on Chrome and I don't know what to do about it other than stop using it.

I'm convinced it has something to do with hangouts and/or something to do with the address bar/search feature. I've used both for a long time and the issue wasn't cropping up but now it's nearly unusable.
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April 5, 2015 3:25:45 PM

Danzas4321 said:
Hey guys. I've been a Chrome user for nearly two years, but recently I'm having a big issue. Every time i open the browser it struggles to even open the home page or tabs like the settings. Its not my internet, as i have about 25Mbps down and 7 up. Other browsers are working fine, but I prefer Chrome!



I don't know what is wrong, but I am having the same problem. I've tried everything, deleting unused and unwanted programs from my computer, cutting down on extensions and plug-ins, etc. I love Chrome, and I hope they fix this soon.
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April 8, 2015 2:29:42 AM

macfeat said:
Download Malwarebytes at CNet dot com for free and get speed back from all the crap Google bogs you down with. Fix ya right up.... Seriously
:) 


Thank you! I disabled hardware accelleration and it didn't make a noticable difference for me. Running Malwarebytes has measurably improved the address bar lag. (It's still not up to the speed it should be but it's much better.) Appreciated.

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April 8, 2015 9:36:28 AM

I have the chrome issue as well, started just the last day or two.. I see an extra tab button next to the minimize button on the window, top right.... is that the add-on that is causing the trouble..?
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April 9, 2015 10:20:07 PM

Nothing worked for me and I have moved all tabs to waterfox. It takes half the memory but pretty stable so far.
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April 10, 2015 12:36:40 AM

IE11 is much faster for me now..
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April 10, 2015 10:19:58 AM

I would suggest you to remove all the bookmarks you have made,addons you have and remove the complete browsing data(i would recommend using ccleaner).
If that doesnt work uninstall chrome along with its saved data and reinstall it.If you are having adblock plus installed then that is one of the main culprits...uninstall that add on and put unblock which is lighter
Suppose non work restore windows to an earlier point of time..sometimes it does work but note when you are using ccleaner uncheck the windows restore tab
if that doesnt work reinstall windows or refresh windows if you are using windows 8 or later version....it usually works out
if you refresh the OS there wont be any data loss
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April 17, 2015 2:13:12 PM

Disable unnecessary plugins and extensions. Get google software removing tool from
here. If you dont know how to do this click on this link for a step by step guide. Good luck. I still prefer chrome to all existing browsers.
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April 19, 2015 8:05:39 PM

I've been suffering the same issue, as everyone else here, for the past week. No changes at all with my system and all scans revealed nothing. I've tried all the fixes on here including removing ad-aware as a system search for bitdefender came up with lavasoft. This didnt help either.

Someone here mentioned it could be AdBlock which i thought strange as it has worked fine for many months. But sure enough just by putting it on pause reveals chrome being back to normal. I'll keep it on pause for a day or 2 & see if it's the real fix & post back soon.
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April 19, 2015 11:14:07 PM

No i was wrong, only a temp fix by turning AdBlock off.
Now my cursor even struggles to get across the screen without stalling :( 
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April 21, 2015 2:33:26 PM

I adjusted all my settings as advised by many websites and the result was temporary only. The same slow performance is also contributed to the activity connected to your account when signed in. I signed out of Google, quit Google drive and shut down my computer. I waited 20 seconds before turning it back on. Google drive reconnected automatically (controlled by my preferences) and I signed in to my Google account. Problem fixed.

Google can run slow if there is lots of current activity attached to your account. I repeat the above operation depending on my activities.
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April 26, 2015 3:12:59 AM

I had the same issues. Based on your some of your responses that Turning off Hardware acceleration helped.... I tried it with no real change.

I updated my AMD graphics drivers to the latest Beta version and the problem seems to have gone away. Chrome is back to it's fast self. NOTE: This is with Hardware acceleration still on and all the antivirus stuff running.
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April 26, 2015 7:57:41 AM

Check your Chrome Extensions.
Remove all unknown/ unwanted Extensions.
It will work.
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May 2, 2015 9:54:17 PM

LeonardKonrad said:
Check your Chrome Extensions.
Remove all unknown/ unwanted Extensions.
It will work.


No, it won't.

I have 3 PCs (one core 2 duo and 2 current i7s, all running win 7 64, all with external graphics (and one with SLI) and two ssd laptops, one i7 with 32gb ram), and all of them have this problem with Chrome.

On opening a new tab and typing something into search bar, no loading symbol appears and the page seems to hang - nothing happening at all - for around 30 seconds. Then suddenly the page loads and all good.

It seems to happen less when I have closed all tabs and reopened Chrome. It is intermittent though (and therefore maddening). In the console, I have watched the 'network' output and the page load shows 'pending' for the whole time.

I have NO extensions running on most of the computers, adblock on two, only MS antivirus on all, and hardware acceleration disabled on two devices. I have run Spybot and various other malware scans (killed a couple of things) and have had no change to page loads on any device.

I'm wondering whether it is something to do with Flash (embedded in Chrome, though I have tried to force it to use external Flash with no result) or Java.

No obvious problems with firefox. Have not tried all browsers.

Oh yes, and the problem seems to have appeared in the last few weeks.
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May 8, 2015 5:11:38 PM

MxNx said:
LeonardKonrad said:
Check your Chrome Extensions.
Remove all unknown/ unwanted Extensions.
It will work.


No, it won't.

I have 3 PCs (one core 2 duo and 2 current i7s, all running win 7 64, all with external graphics (and one with SLI) and two ssd laptops, one i7 with 32gb ram), and all of them have this problem with Chrome.

On opening a new tab and typing something into search bar, no loading symbol appears and the page seems to hang - nothing happening at all - for around 30 seconds. Then suddenly the page loads and all good.

It seems to happen less when I have closed all tabs and reopened Chrome. It is intermittent though (and therefore maddening). In the console, I have watched the 'network' output and the page load shows 'pending' for the whole time.

I have NO extensions running on most of the computers, adblock on two, only MS antivirus on all, and hardware acceleration disabled on two devices. I have run Spybot and various other malware scans (killed a couple of things) and have had no change to page loads on any device.

I'm wondering whether it is something to do with Flash (embedded in Chrome, though I have tried to force it to use external Flash with no result) or Java.

No obvious problems with firefox. Have not tried all browsers.

Oh yes, and the problem seems to have appeared in the last few weeks.

I have the same issue for about a week now. It only happens with google pages (like search, translator, youtube), so I think it could be something with google login. Firefox and IE work fine, other pages also work fine on Chrome.
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May 11, 2015 2:27:34 AM

Go to settings>advanced setting>system>clear the checkbox for using hardware acceleration>restart chrome.Hope this helped..This prob has nothin to do with ur plugins/extensions..
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May 16, 2015 5:42:08 PM

I've also been experiencing the same problems for about a week, roughly about the same time Chrome did an update.
It's mainly image search for me, Chrome will display about 10 images at the top of the search age, then hang for up to 10 seconds.

I've tried disable all extensions, hardware accel. turn off. Nothing helps.

I do alot of image searches for reference for my work, this is rendering Chrome unusable for me, time is money etc.
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May 19, 2015 12:44:34 PM

MrBillow said:
Thank you thank you thank you. I have been looking for an answer to sluggish chrome browser for MONTHS and this is the thing that has helped the most.

Jeff Buffington said:
To anyone encountering similar issues... try disabling hardware acceleration.... it was a tenfold improvement for me on my laptop.

To disable it... type "chrome:settings" in the address bar, click Advanced Settings, then uncheck "Use hardware acceleration when available" under the System header. Close all open Chrome browser instances and restart Chrome.

Chrome had always ran really well for me.... until rather recently. This seemed to fix my biggest problem of late. Give it a shot and let me know... curious how it works for others. Not sure why HW acceleration seems to be the culprit, nor what exactly changed that caused this issue.




Weird because turning it ON worked for me o_o

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May 26, 2015 9:29:11 AM

I was using chrome during the long period. I even do not remember when I started. But this spring chrome is surprising me all the time. Month ago I had a problem with flash videos like youtube, sometimes it worked but sometimes did not.

During this month regulary I had the issue from this topic BUT everytime I reboot chrome it started to work correctly. Today it didn't work at all. I turned the laptop on and the chrome after a few seconds siad "the chrome is not responding". Even after rebooting the programm I had the same result.

Yesterday chrome offered new update. I thought it is related but what I see from the current topic it's the old issue. Anyway in my case I saw this problem just after the last update.

First I clear the browser's catch and history.
Then I reboot system.
Then I rescan my sys disc on the viruses.
But it did not help me.

Thanks for this topic I disabled hardware acceleration. Now it works. But why? what's the reason of it?

16 gb RAM, ssd and i7 proc. When I was younger I thought more memory helps to avoid programm freezing
I have never been so wrong.
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May 29, 2015 1:34:37 PM

I agree. I've been a huge Chrome user for years, but the past few months it's performance has become erratic. I've uninstalled, reinstalled, removed extensions and plugins, cleared the caches, etc, but the problems get worse and worse. Recent symptoms are ugly, like 2-3 minute delays for downloads to start from Gmail or from browser links, and similar bizarre delays trying to attach documents to Gmail. I have an i7 quad core laptop with 16 GB of memory running Win 8.1. Firefox suddenly is working much faster than Chrome, just the opposite of all my past testing! What's up with that, Google? There has to be a design bug. My hunch: Google has started threading all/most tabs through a finite number of "engines" or "services." That's what Firefox and IE were doing. The result was the other browsers had a single large-memory and CPU-hogging program, while Google had dozens and dozens of smaller processes running. WIndows 8.1 seemed more nimble time-slicing many smaller processes compared with single mammoth processes. Call me crazy, that that's what I'm seeing!
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June 10, 2015 8:59:59 PM

AkhandChakra said:
Chrome is really really really really SLOW for the last 15-20 days in my Windows 10 Tech Preview (desktop mode). I've 50Mbps always from comcast, still youtube is slow, netflix is slow (though it works fine in my xbox one), even google maps is slow, daily motion is slow. simple google search is also slow. i've checked for anti virus none, checked unwanted plugins none, no extn running in chrome. Not sure y chrome had become so slow, been using it since it came several yrs ago. really annoying.

pathetic thing is its a new laptop with 32GB RAm, NVidia 770 GTX card, i7 proc, Intel SSD. Nothing else from hardware or connection wise. BTW, chrome is fast in my iPad or Note 3. Only from this laptop is slow. So, I feel Chrome has some serious issue with Win 10 Tech Preview side.

As suggested, I've uninstalled BitDefender and disabled H/W acceleration, will post an update how it works after these 2 changes.


H!, I had this problem: Only Google services (Search, YouTube, Gmail, Maps, etc) were slow in Chrome. Other pages were working at normal speed.
The fix is to disable QUIC Protocol:
1 - Go to "chrome://flags"
2 - Ctrl+F and search for QUIC
3 - Turn it to disable.
4 - Restart chrome.
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June 14, 2015 1:28:50 PM

nahuelmariani said:
AkhandChakra said:
Chrome is really really really really SLOW for the last 15-20 days in my Windows 10 Tech Preview (desktop mode). I've 50Mbps always from comcast, still youtube is slow, netflix is slow (though it works fine in my xbox one), even google maps is slow, daily motion is slow. simple google search is also slow. i've checked for anti virus none, checked unwanted plugins none, no extn running in chrome. Not sure y chrome had become so slow, been using it since it came several yrs ago. really annoying.

pathetic thing is its a new laptop with 32GB RAm, NVidia 770 GTX card, i7 proc, Intel SSD. Nothing else from hardware or connection wise. BTW, chrome is fast in my iPad or Note 3. Only from this laptop is slow. So, I feel Chrome has some serious issue with Win 10 Tech Preview side.

As suggested, I've uninstalled BitDefender and disabled H/W acceleration, will post an update how it works after these 2 changes.


H!, I had this problem: Only Google services (Search, YouTube, Gmail, Maps, etc) were slow in Chrome. Other pages were working at normal speed.
The fix is to disable QUIC Protocol:
1 - Go to "chrome://flags"
2 - Ctrl+F and search for QUIC
3 - Turn it to disable.
4 - Restart chrome.


I tried disabling hardware acceleration and extensions and the browser's responsiveness got a bit better, but disabling QUIC solved the issue with tabs just... sort of... sitting there. Had the issue with Google services, Facebook, Twitter, even Chrome's internal Settings page. Anyway, this fix is much appreciated.
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July 5, 2015 12:14:21 PM

Thank you for this, I've think I've tried every solution on the board and this appears to have solved the problem. Still slow, still considering abandoning chrome, but at least I can download an alternative without it hanging!
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July 8, 2015 4:57:39 PM

I have you tried simply "refreshing" the home page ?
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July 9, 2015 9:25:14 AM

After months and months of this problem and different "fixes", on different computers no less, I think I have found the solution! I just went to advanced settings and reset them. Simple. I had to log back in, which usually was the trigger of the lag, and everything loads quickly. I don't know if this is a temporary thing, but seems to have resolved it for now.
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July 18, 2015 2:50:05 AM

Hi ... I have the same problem and i'm telling you , i did everything ... like update google chrome , disabling hardware acc , clearing history and catches , using Chromium version of google chrome , Resetting Settings and etc ... But ! No Success ... Fortunately i discovered that this problem is definitely related to Google Account and signing in as a user and making a "Person" in the "Setting Page" that Recognize and sync your Bookmarks , Contact List and etc ... i'm pretty sure about this because i checked the performance before i try to signing in to my Gmail Account and it had a normal function , the second i signed in ... everything got crazy and Slow ... So far , i couldn't Solve this problem ... i'm using Firefox for now till someone come up with a a good solution .
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July 30, 2015 2:43:22 PM

I have had the same issue for weeks, I have tried every fix on every forum with no luck but resolved it today. Downloaded and ran Malwarebytes, it found Mysearchdial which was the main problem, cleaned up and Chrome now running normally again.
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July 30, 2015 5:55:58 PM

quincarter said:
Disabling Hardware Acceleration in the Advanced settings helped me. It has improved 10 fold. I think someone else here actually posted this answer too-- just further reassuring that it's what worked for me as an avid chrome user. Settings> Advanced Settings > Scroll all the way to the bottom. Should be a checkbox. http://i.imgur.com/EMCIBnD.png?1


First time ever posting here... anyways this worked like a charm. Before I did this, the google searches were terribly slow. Same for my gmail and google maps. Sometimes the sites would just time out on me. I originally didn't have much problems with any other sites. Thanks for providing a fix!
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August 2, 2015 2:24:36 PM

mine has been exactaly the same! iv done a system refresh on my laptop, reinstalled 8.1 and it was the same. However, have just disabed the norton chrome toolbar and its ok again now!
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August 9, 2015 12:50:01 PM

After days of trying all the fixes on TomsGuide and other sites with no luck. I decided what the hell, I have nothing to lose, so I decided to delete everything in the google chrome user folder. Surprisingly this seems to have worked for me.

Close Google Chrome, Open file explorer and locate the folder UserData @ C:\Users\[YourUserName]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

Delete everything inside it. Chrome will rebuild the folder when you reopen it. When you reopen chrome you will need to re login to google.

This for now has worked for me.
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August 11, 2015 6:11:02 AM

I took Microsoft OneDrive off of the startup list, and that solved the speed issues with Chrome I've had since the Windows 10 update.
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August 12, 2015 1:56:44 PM

Jeff Buffington said:
To anyone encountering similar issues... try disabling hardware acceleration.... it was a tenfold improvement for me on my laptop.

To disable it... type "chrome:settings" in the address bar, click Advanced Settings, then uncheck "Use hardware acceleration when available" under the System header. Close all open Chrome browser instances and restart Chrome.

Chrome had always ran really well for me.... until rather recently. This seemed to fix my biggest problem of late. Give it a shot and let me know... curious how it works for others. Not sure why HW acceleration seems to be the culprit, nor what exactly changed that caused this issue.


Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!!! This definitely helped me!! I am watching Twitch live streams, well just one, but I also have multiple tabs open and quite a bit of programs open. When I play simple games while watching streams too it just lags too much and I cannot to both!! I went from having literally 90% to 100% CPU usage at all times!!!!! Now I have ONLY 45% to 80% (AT MOST) and I am SO VERY THANKFUL!! You are the man!! EVERYONE should try this fix first before anything else!!
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August 18, 2015 10:04:01 AM

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To anyone encountering similar issues... try disabling hardware acceleration.... it was a tenfold improvement for me on my laptop.

To disable it... type "chrome:settings" in the address bar, click Advanced Settings, then uncheck "Use hardware acceleration when available" under the System header. Close all open Chrome browser instances and restart Chrome.

Chrome had always ran really well for me.... until rather recently. This seemed to fix my biggest problem of late. Give it a shot and let me know... curious how it works for others. Not sure why HW acceleration seems to be the culprit, nor what exactly changed that caused this issue.


Seriously, this has been driving me mental for a year. Jeff, you're a freaking genius and I am so entirely grateful that I would like to donate a tenner to your chosen charity or your beer fund. You realise that people have been struggling with this on the Chrome bug reports for over a year?

Jeff, contact me via Twitter @truesilveruk and I'll donate via Paypal.
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August 20, 2015 5:17:34 PM

A program deactivator like the one in Tune-up Utilities frees system resources. I prefer Chrome to everything else. my Firefox often crashes with no apparent reason, so Chrome is the most stable browser I know.
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