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Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:28 pm
by deepakdeshp
kukamuumuka wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:25 pm
I just noticed that if hardware acceleration is off, chrome based browswers are freezing in some computers, so the solution is to enable hardware acceleration :wink:
Where do you enable it?

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:34 pm
by kukamuumuka
deepakdeshp wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:28 pm
kukamuumuka wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:25 pm
I just noticed that if hardware acceleration is off, chrome based browswers are freezing in some computers, so the solution is to enable hardware acceleration :wink:
Where do you enable it?
Via chrome://settings/

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:16 pm
by Joe2Shoe
Hardware Acceleration IS enabled on all my rigs, and they ALL freeze with every browser except for Firefox & Slimjet.
Go figure.

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:33 pm
by kukamuumuka
One possible reason can be found from a new "Freeze feature"
https://www.howtogeek.com/444481/how-ch ... d-battery/

Code: Select all

chrome://flags/
disable freeze.png

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:01 pm
by ShellKnobCat
Well, I'm using Slimjet until further notice. No freezes and I have found I like it a lot and does what I need to be done.

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:22 am
by juicer
Chromium Version 79.0.3945.79 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu , running on LinuxMint 18.1 (64-bit)
Still have freezing of browser and sometimes computer.
acceleration on or off doesn't matter
disabled their new tab freeze feature made no difference
No updates showing in update manager.
Anywhere else to get the update mentioned?
Firefox is still flawless.

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:11 pm
by ShellKnobCat
Update to Chrome 79.0.3945.130-1 just came across. I installed it and hope it's fixed.

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:25 pm
by ShellKnobCat
It's a bit better but still seeing short freezes.

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:20 pm
by deepakdeshp
I use Chromium and it's rock solid.

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:38 pm
by juicer
Lucky you.
I am on Chromium and it just froze up again. Sometimes it lasts for a few seconds and sometimes I have to reboot.

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:24 pm
by Inundated
I'm glad I'm not the only one!

Chrome is freezing even with less than 3 tabs open. Badly.

A quick memory check shows it is taking nearly all 4 GB of my desktop install.

It's not quite as bad here on the laptop... version 79.0.3945.130 here, I'll check the one on the desktop next time I'm on it.

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:14 am
by jbarbieri
I am still going strong after downgrading to

Version 78.0.3904.97 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:41 am
by juicer
are you using chrome or chromium?
how do you downgrade? uninstall current then reinstall?

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:48 pm
by jbarbieri
juicer wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:41 am
are you using chrome or chromium?
how do you downgrade? uninstall current then reinstall?
viewtopic.php?p=1740303#p1740303

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:06 pm
by juicer
still stuck on Version 79.0.3945.79 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu , running on LinuxMint 18.1 (64-bit)
no update yet for me

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:08 pm
by Inundated
Version 79.0.3945.130 (Official Build) (64-bit) here.

There has to be a fix other than finding a way to downgrade.

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:04 pm
by juicer
racer-x wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:53 pm
I don't know if this has any effect or not. I only run Chromium in incognito mode. Has anyone with problems tried this to see if it makes a difference? I use a custom command for my launchers like this example: chromium-browser %U -incognito
very interesting. I opened numerous youtube videos while using incognito and had no issues with freezing...
the question is... why?

UPDATE: Still freezing.

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:28 pm
by Inundated
79.0.3945.130 seems to be better at the freezes, though not perfect.

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:47 pm
by juicer
still not seeing 79.0.3945.130 on LM18

Re: Chrome Freezing After Recent System Update

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:17 am
by Inundated
The freezing still persists.

If they can't figure this out, I am seriously considering dumping Chrome (even as invested as I am in their ecosystem) and moving to Firefox. (From what I read here, the freezing problem affects all Chromium-based browsers.)

I haven't been able to figure out how to successfully move my stored Chrome passwords to Firefox, so that hasn't happened yet.