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12/31/10
Original Poster
WalterGR

2 to 5 second delay before page starts loading when entering an address via address bar

Google Chrome version (type about:version into the address bar): 8.0.552.224 (Official Build 68599)
Operating System: XP SP3
Error Message: n/a
Extensions installed: none
 
Please describe your question/comment in detail (for example, steps to reproduce the problem):
 
1. Launch Chrome
2. Enter the address of a frequently used website in the address bar
3. Experience 2 to 5 second delay before Chrome starts downloading and displaying the page. i.e. 2 to 5 second delay before the spinner starts spinning.
 
1. Launch Chrome
2. Press Ctrl+K to go to the address bar pre-populated with a "?" for a Google search.
3. Enter search keywords and press enter.
4. Experience 2 to 5 second delay before Chrome starts downloading and displaying the page. i.e. 2 to 5 second delay before the spinner starts spinning.
 
Perhaps this will help narrow down the cause: I'm a heavy web user. The "History Index *" files in my Chrome user data occupy 1.3 GB of space. The "Thumbnails" file in the user data occupies in excess of 500 MB of space.
 
Thanks!!2010-12-30
 
This does not happen when clicking a link on a web page. This also doesn't happen when opening a web page from bookmarks. It only happens when entering a URL in the address bar, or performing a search from the address bar.
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All Replies (7)
Dechs
2/1/11
Dechs
Did you find a solution for this? I'm facing the exact same problem as you described.
2/21/11
Original Poster
WalterGR
No Dechs, I did not find a solution.
Eatmeimadanish
3/10/11
Eatmeimadanish
I did. So let me explain my issue, I noticed a 3-6 second lag when opening a new URL (typing in the address bar, but not when clicking links on a webpage). I also then noticed that there was a delay in opening every 32bit application by about 3-6 seconds as well. Once in the application it worked fine unless it openened a new EXE. I suspect Chrome creates a new instance once a URL is typed in, but does not when clicking a link.
 
Solution: I went through my system and ended every 32bit application that was not related to windows. Once I did this, chrome suddenly worked like normal. I suspect there is some app that is causing the compatibility software in windows to run overtime. I wish I knew which one it was, I do run an HP and killed all of those apps but I can't be sure. Bottom line, Chrome was being affected by some other application that needed to be terminated that was launching at startup.
Eatmeimadanish
3/10/11
Eatmeimadanish
Update: I suspect it was the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6
 
I disabled this from launching and I think thats what did the trick.
3/12/11
Original Poster
WalterGR
> I suspect there is some app that is causing the compatibility software in windows to run overtime.
 
I have the problem, running on 32-bit XPSP3. So it's not compatibility software causing it. I don't run Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit either.
costinel
3/31/11
costinel
i can confirm this. VERY fking annoying.
costinel
3/31/11
costinel
i just reported this on their bugzilla
please go there and confirm so they can work on it
 
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=78013
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