I'm not sure how to describe this. On Chrome 68.x everything is fine, but when I updated a couple of weeks ago to 69.x (and today to 70.x) this weird bug started happening. It's easy to reproduce:
- Open Firefox, have a couple of tabs active.
- Open Chrome
- Go to Firefox, all tabs now show a spinner:
The only way to get out of it is by closing chrome and restarting firefox.
Anyone have any thoughts on how to debug this / get more information? My guess is it has to do with rendering changes in Chrome 69.x +
Interestingly Chromium works fine.
I'm on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, Gnome 3.28.2, Firefox is 62.0.3
Edit: I've tried installing both Chrome from the website https://www.google.com/chrome/, I've tried installing it via the ppa, and ensuring that I purge it. I've tried both the stable and unstable branches. They all have the same issue.
Edit 2: Every crash corresponds with a crash report generated in Firefox as shown in about:crashes. I have no idea what these crash reports mean. I ended up filing a bug report for it here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1499824