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Old 27-07-2012, 09:34
Paddy C
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I don't mean the program to start up initially, it does that reasonably quick. But I have it set to display Google.co.uk when I launch the program and when when it starts up it just sits there trying to load the page. It never actually loads unless I click on Stop and then click the Home icon, and the page loads instantly. I have left it sitting before to see how long it would take and it was well over 10 minutes and it still hadn't loaded the Google homepage. So why does it take so long to do it by itself? Any ideas?
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Old 27-07-2012, 09:52
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I get this if i run chrome too quickly after booting windows. Have you tried waiting a few more seconds after your wifi has connected before running chrome?
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Old 27-07-2012, 10:08
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I'm not connected by wifi, it's a desktop PC I use for work and it's powered on and logged in usually for a good 5 minutes before I even try to use anything on it. I turn it on and go do other things and come back to it. It shouldn't take that long to connect surely?
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Old 27-07-2012, 10:10
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I sometimes find this too.
Often clearing browsing data (browsing history/download history/cache) overcomes the problem.
Strangely, although this happens on the current build 20.0.11,32.57 I don't have problems with Chrome Canary 22.0.1218.0
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Old 27-07-2012, 14:01
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I clear the cache and browsing history and download history every few weeks. I don't think it's that...
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Old 27-07-2012, 17:33
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I clear the cache and browsing history and download history every few weeks. I don't think it's that...
Try Chrome Canary https://tools.google.com/dlpage/chromesxs/
as I said that doesn't give the problem (for me, anyway) you mentioned
It won't replace Chrome but be installed as another browser
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Old 24-08-2012, 09:38
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Any other ideas? Canary is doing the same for me.

I put a fresh install of Windows 7 on a friends computer and reinstalled Chrome for them and even on their computer, (which had been completely wiped and a new OS put on it and had been connected to the internet for about 30 minutes by CAT-5 cable before I installed Chrome) did the exact same thing. A home page will seemingly never load when the program is started but if you click on stop then home it loads instantly. I surely can't be the only one who is experiencing this?
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Old 24-08-2012, 09:55
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Did a clean install of XP and use chrome as the default browser and have had no speed issues and the Laptop is a Celeron M420 with only 704MB of free RAM.

My windows 7 desktop and Windows 8 RTM running under VMWare Player v5 both have no speed issues with Chrome and I automatically open 9 pinned tabs when Chrome is launched.

Try disabling any extensions and see if that makes a difference.
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Old 24-08-2012, 11:31
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Do two of the listed solutions here

The 'open pages in inognito', that will check for an extension errors that are causing any problems and also 'disable predict network'
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Old 28-08-2012, 15:03
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It works slightly better in Canary, but when loading the browser up the home page still takes a good 5-6 seconds to appear when on any other browser it's nearly instant.

I have been using AdBlock Plus's element hiding helper and every few weeks when I load up Chrome it forgets my settings and I have to block certain items on web pages again. It also seems to forget the cookie for staying logged in to every website or forum I visit and I have to sign in again which is really annoying. This has all only started happening in the last few months. I have done a full virus scan and malware check so it's not anything to do with that. It's a shame, Chrome was working so well for me before now it's looking like a load of crap!
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