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Grady McDowell

Chrome extremely slow at loading pages on Mac

Chrome Version (type about:version into your omnibus): 30.0.1599.101
Operating System (Windows 7/8/Vista/XP, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS): Mac 10.9
Extensions (type Chrome:extensions into your omnibus): Google Docs
I have a 2010 MacBook running Mac 10.9 Mavericks. Chrome is being unbearably slow at loading pages, but once they load, they are fine. Both internal (ex: chrome://settings) and external pages (ex:http://google.com) are slow at loading. I have: reinstalled chrome, tried chromium, flushed dns cache, uninstalled flash, reinstalled os x, & reset my pram, changed dns servers. Only chrome and chromium are slow. Firefox, safari, and opera all work perfectly fine. I know it is not a problem with my internet (screenshot attached). Does anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it?
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I'm having the same issues and I'm looking forward to an update or a resolution from google!
2010 Macbook Pro
Just installed Mavericks and google chrome has slowed to a crawl.
Ash Reedy
Ash Reedy
Having the same issue after upgrading to 10.9 Mavericks.
Pages in Chrome are very slow to load—internal and external pages alike. Also, scrolling is very laggy if there is another tab loading.
I've been forced to mostly switch to using Safari, which is loading everything just as it should. I'm hoping this issue is addressed soon.
I'm using Chrome version 30.0.1599.101 on a mid 2010 13" MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9 (13A603).
Google user
Google user
Having a similar issue with MacBook Pro OSX Mavericks v10.9. Only the pages don't load at all. Not even settings.
E-Nonymouse A
E-Nonymouse A
Exact same issues on windows after some patches in the last few weeks!
All pages load slow regardless of if its web content or just chrome pages (applications, settings etc). I don't use extensions and other browsers don't do this behavior.
Robert Pataki
Robert Pataki
Same here with MacBook Pro early 2011 - OS X Mavericks. Since the upgrade I experience very slow loading times and very laggy scrolling in Chrome.
Negeen E.
Negeen E.

Hey Internet People!

This is an issue people were running into on a much older version of Chrome that has since been fixed. If you are still seeing this issue, try theses steps:

Turn off hardware acceleration:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Chrome menu ≡  > Settings.
  3. Click on "Show advanced settings" and scroll to the "System" section.
  4. Uncheck "Use hardware acceleration when available" and restart Google Chrome.

If you are still running into this issue, please start a new thread so someone from the Chrome team can help you!


Happy Interneting! 

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