7 Common Google Chrome Issues (and How to Fix Them)

Google Chrome is the most popular browser on the market, but it’s not without its problems.

If you’re a web designer or developer who uses Chrome daily, you’ve probably experienced some of these issues at one point or another. They can be frustrating and time consuming to fix, especially if your job depends on a speedy computer.

But don’t worry, We’ve got your back!

Keep reading as we have compiled this list of 7 common Google Chrome issues and how to fix chrome issues and browser issues so that you’ll never have to deal with any of these problems again!

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  1. Chrome Is Slow or Crashes Frequently

If your Chrome browser is feeling sluggish or crashing often, the first thing you should do is clear your browsing data. To do this, open chrome://settings/ and click on “Clear browsing data”.

Select “the beginning of time” from the “Time range” drop-down menu and then click on “Clear data”.

  1. Chrome Won’t Open or Crashes When I Try To Start It

If Chrome isn’t opening at all or crashes when you try to start it, there may be a problem with your user profile. Try to open Chrome in a “safe mode”. To do this, hold the Shift key when you start your browser.

If it opens, bug reports that will help Google determine what’s causing the problem.

If Chrome continues crashing or freezing, there may be a problem with your extensions. To disable extensions, open chrome://extensions/ and uncheck the “Enabled” box next to each extension.

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  1. I’m Getting a Message About an Extension Not Working Properly

If you’re using extensions and getting messages saying they aren’t working properly even though they appear to be enabled, it could be because one of them is causing another extension to crash. You can find out which extension is causing problems by opening chrome://crashes/.

Find the most recent entry on the page that has occurred since startup or was last launched (for example, “Stopping chrlauncher” if restarting Chrome didn’t work) and click on the link under the “First-Party Isolation” header.

This will take you to the entry for that crash. You can then find out which extension is causing problems by looking at the top of the table (where the “chrome.exe” entries are listed).

The labels should tell you which extension is crashing and what each one does, allowing you to disable problematic extensions.

Also, if you see this message after upgrading to Windows 10, it’s because Chrome requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later to run. You can install the latest version of the .NET Framework from Microsoft’s website.

  1. Some of My Bookmarks Are Missing or Look Funny

If your bookmarks are missing or you see weird symbols where there should be text (like squares instead of letters), it’s almost certainly because Chrome is having problems importing them from Internet Explorer. To fix this, open internet explorer and go to “File → Import favorites”. Make sure the option “Favorites saved in:” is set to “HTML format”, then click import, and restart Chrome.

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  1. I’m Getting a Message Saying My Profile Can’t Be Loaded

If you’re getting a message saying your profile can’t be loaded, it’s probably because it’s been corrupted. To fix this, open Chrome and go to chrome://settings/advanced. Under the “People” section, click on “Manage profiles”. Select the profile that’s giving you trouble and click on “Restore”. Your bookmarks and preferences will be restored to their previous state.

  1. The Text on Some Websites Is Too Small or Blurry

If the text on some websites is too small or blurry, you can change Chrome’s zoom level by pressing Ctrl (Cmd on a Mac) and scrolling with your mouse wheel. To make things easier, you can use Ctrl (Cmd on a Mac) +/- shortcut.

Also, if you are seeing a message that says your connection is not private, you can learn how to fix it here: https://setapp.com/how-to/fix-your-connection-is-not-private-error

  1. I’m Having Problems With My Antivirus Software and Chrome

Some antivirus software can cause conflicts with Chrome. If you’re having problems with your antivirus software and Chrome, try disabling it or uninstalling it and see if that fixes the problem. If it does, you can contact the antivirus software company for support.

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Should I Take My Computer to a Specialist?

No. Google Chrome problems can be solved by anyone with a basic understanding of computers and internet usage.

Should I Install Another Browser?

If the problems with Chrome persist, you can try installing another browser such as Firefox or Microsoft Edge. However, it’s likely that the problem is with Chrome and not your computer. If that’s the case, try some of the solutions listed in this article.

Could My Internet Be the Problem?

It is important to make sure your internet connection is working properly. To test your internet connection, open the Chrome menu in the top right-hand corner of your browser and navigate to “Settings”. Under Network, click on “Detect Connection Problems” to see if there are any problems with your internet connection.

Want More Help Solving Google Chrome Issues?

Google Chrome is a popular browser that can sometimes have problems. In this article, we’ve listed seven common Chrome issues and how to fix them. If you’re still having problems, try contacting Google or the Chrome support forum.

Do you have any other tips for fixing Chrome problems? Let us know in the comments below.

Also, don’t forget to check out our blog for more articles to help you solve Google Chrome problems, and any internet problems you may be facing.

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