Most of the times when an operating system gets a major update, all the internal bugs get a lot of press. With Windows 10, the sound problems and the Windows Store issues have both been documented at length. In some cases though, a significant OS update has the potential to have adverse effects on a third-party app. Google Chrome is so widely used that one might forget that it’s a third-party app, but when you see Chrome crashing in Windows 10 repeatedly, the reality is sure to hit home. The recently reported bug with Chrome has been affecting almost all fast ring users of the Insider program. The bug renders the browser unusable, as whichever page you try to open ends up crashed. There are a couple of ways the error can be fixed, and you can get your favorite browser to start working again.
Of course, with MS Edge’s new-found popularity, you might consider making the switch to it altogether. This might sound a bit extreme to you though, in which case there is a workaround that can come to the rescue.
The first thing to remember when you get Google Chrome Keep crashing is the fact that the bug only affects 64-bit users. If you have the 32-bit version of the browser installed on your machine, you are facing some issue other than the one caused by Windows 10.
Fix Chrome Crashing in Windows 10
- Open the Windows drive, and make your way to ‘Program Files’. You can alternatively look for the Chrome entry using the search function under the Start menu.
- Right-click the Chrome icon and look for the entry labeled ‘Target path’.
- Under the Target Path field, add the following at the end of the provided line of text;
- Once the addition has been made, save your changes and exit the menu.
- If the above steps don’t resolve the issue, right-click the Chrome app’s icon on your computer. From the resulting context menu, go to ‘Properties’.
- Check which version of Chrome is installed. If it is 64-bit, re-download the browser and install the 32-bit one at least until Microsoft has fixed the issue.
The above method fixes Google Chrome crashing in Windows 10 for now, though we have to admit that this isn’t a very efficient solution. There is a reason Chrome prefers running with a sandbox by default, as without it your security and data integrity will be compromised to some extent.
How to Fix Google Chrome Freezing on a Mac?
Solution for Chrome crashing on mac
Is your browser user profile okay? Are you sure about that? Such indicator as an annoying notification “Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed” is the primary indicator that the browser is not doing fine. One of the possible solutions to this scenario is removing the Default subfolder from the User Data folder.
- Launch a Finder utility from the Dock.
- Place the Default folder with the help of this directory: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default.
- Change the title of the Default folder to “Backup” and transfer the item from the User Data folder up a single level to the Chrome folder.
This formula works if the issue is properly identified. It is the simplest way to develop a new browser user profile if the older one is damaged.
Just like in case with many apps and other browsers, the law that the longer a user applies the browser, the slower it starts to work works. if Chrome keeps freezing more often than before, it is a warning sign of its ‘aging.’ Most of the users make the situation even worse by restarting the browser or entire machine each time Chrome crashes or slows down. It is almost the same as force deleting files or force quitting the work of your Apple computer too frequently. When you make a person do something against the will, he or she will probably resist you, won’t they? The same principle works with your Mac and Chrome in particular.
Of course, the method is rather effective, but you cannot count on it all the time. A user might have no idea that particular web pages may lead to the conflict while loading. Once the user reboots the browser, the pages from earlier browsing sessions are auto-restored. In case the message mentioned above goes on appearing on Chrome, you have to dig deeper to solve the problem.
Do not underestimate the role browser’s extensions play. Those are things you add to access more opportunities such as grammar checkers, video players, downloads, social account hackers, spies, etc. Mind that some of the extensions, especially those released by the suspicious developers for free, may be rather dangerous to your browser and machine on the whole. They need a lot of permissions and accesses so that they can result in certain If one of such extensions fails all of a sudden, the browser may crash as well trying to launch the extension even if the user does not need it. Chrome may shut down immediately when the extension freezes. Thus, it is better to quit extensions you do not use for a while by removing ticks in the Settings.
- Go to the main browser’s menu – the “hamburger” icon of three horizontal lines up there in the corner.
- Choose “Settings” à “Extensions” from the popped-up pane.
- Remove the check next to the “Enabled” option. It will disable the particular extension you do not need to use currently. You may also “Delete” the specific extension to get rid of it entirely.
The last thing to take care of is your browsing history. From one side, it is a useful option, which allows opening the already attended websites faster than before. Thus, if you use a particular web page very often, leave it in the history to access quicker in the future. As for the rest of the cache and cookies, it is important to reset or clear them regularly. Say, you should do it at least once per month to avoid any issues with the browser’s speed of work. You can either erase the entire history if you are sure about it, or remove only the useless web addresses from your list. To do the first one, a user must:
- Go to the main Chrome menu.
- Choose “Settings” and “Show Advanced Settings” option at the bottom.
- Pick “Clear browsing data.” As you can see, the system allows selecting how much history to remove thanks to the different features.
One more common problem you may have no idea about is the double-enabled plugins. Take the offered steps:
- Move to chrome://plugins to detect the problem first.
- Push the plus button to view the detailed information.
- Deactivate the plugins and leave the Chromium plugins (if you use it too)