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Chrome lock-up solution

#1 Post by j2mcgreg » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:30 pm

I was having a problem where Chrome would sporadically freeze and if left unchecked, would continue on to a freeze of the entire computer. After a bit of googling, I found an entry on a Mint site that stated the solution is to disable hardware acceleration in Chrome. I tried it and it works -- and Chrome is demonstrably faster (go figure).
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Re: Chrome lock-up solution

#2 Post by Eadwine Rose » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:26 pm

Thanks.. just disabled it.. I wasn't getting lockups, but hey... if I can solve things before issues arise, all the better :)
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Re: Chrome lock-up solution

#3 Post by colin_b » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:20 pm

Thanks for mentioning this. My PC regularly locked up when using Chromium based browsers, and because of this I ended up using Firefox.

A couple of weeks ago I disabled hardware acceleration in the Chromium based browsers I have installed (Vivadi, Opera, Slimjet), and I have used these browsers solely.

Not one lock up.

The problem is solved.


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Re: Chrome lock-up solution

#4 Post by KBD » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:03 pm

Thanks for the reminder! I always do this in FF but had forgotten to in Chrome. Also disabled:
Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed
Chrome shouldn't be running when I have it closed.

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