Sometimes, especially when I open pages that have some kind of multimedia contents, Chrome freezes. It always happens directly after opening a new tab. In contrast to the way Chrome usually has only tabs crashing, the entire windows freezes. If I have multiple separate Chrome windows open, the others keep working. I run Ubuntu 12.04 and Chrome in version 20.0.1132.47 but this has been going on since I last set up my machine around half a year ago. Anyone having the same problems or an idea what could be wrong here?
closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, jokerdino♦, Mitch, Takkat, hbdgaf Sep 18 '12 at 20:34
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Sounds like a performance regression to me. Do you happen to have a Nvidia graphics card and use the Nvidia proprietary drivers? If you do it could be related to a similar issue I'm having with Chromium and Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04 at the moment after a Kernel update.
I have posted two bug reports here, take a look and see if that seems to be similar to your situation, if it is you should post a bug reports on the same sites and then the developers will see it and attempt a fix.