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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? This is what it usually looks like. I just tried opening a youtube link and Chrome freezes

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Have you tried a different browser? –  Mitch Jul 1 '12 at 10:35
I have no issues whatsoever when using Firefox. –  Dragon5689 Jul 1 '12 at 11:34
Chromium behaves differently, it doesn't crash completely, but it's so slow you can't work with it and it slows down the entire machine when it's open. –  Dragon5689 Jul 9 '12 at 11:23

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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.



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