5 Annoying Google Chrome Issues and Solutions to fix them

Google Chrome has effortlessly become our go-to Internet browser, leaving behind the counterparts like Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer etc. Unfortunately Chrome has its own shares of very annoying issues that appear at sometime to all of us. Last year the company fixed its page jump issue where Google claimed to save users an average of ‘almost’ three jumps per page view. But that does not seem all that was in error with Chrome.

Google chrome issues

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  1. Auto-play videos

I find it very frustrating when I open the chrome to read a piece of news from an online newspaper and then very suddenly through no fault of my own a totally unrelated video starts to play on the webpage. I am sure some of you would find it equally annoying. Chrome does not give us an option to disable auto playing videos by default.

Few simple steps however can fix this.  Look for three dots kind of options menu on the top right corner of Chrome. Select ‘Settings’ from the drop down menu. Click on ‘Show advanced Settings’ that appears at the down of setting page. Go to Content Settings in the privacy section and select or enable ‘block sites from running flash’ . This work-around stops the flash player to run and hence stops the element to play until you right click on them.

 

 

  1. The Connection Reset Error

Another very common error found in chrome is the Connection reset error. Remember the time when you want to surf the Internet and suddenly all you have is a sad square emoticon telling you that the website can not be reached. When you read carefully in the box you also see words ‘the connection was reset’. While the error is caused due to various network issues there are more than one ways to actually fix this. And here is one great reference to all these solutions

https://www.techlila.com/fix-err-connection-reset/

 

  1. Frozen Tab or Window.

The chrome has its own share of the ‘Frozen’. It is upright frustrating to have no control on this sudden freeze. But the fix to this is surprisingly easy. All you have to do is press Shift+ Esc to open the Chrome task manager. This lists down all the tabs and extensions that are running on Chrome even when all seems to be frozen. You can ten try to close the extensions or tabs you are no longer using and that alone should bring the Chrome to life.

 

  1. Crashing Browser

Okay so you must have experienced the crashing of your browser out of nothing. If your Chrome crashes at nothing and takes a lot of time to reload your pages, the chances are that it is infected by a malware.

 To check this you must check your chrome for malware by using Chrome Clean up tool or by using a rest of browser settings. You can download the Clean up tool and for the Reset you have to go to  ‘Settings > Show Advanced Settings> Reset Settings>Reset’ this however will reset the browser so you might have to set your desired properties (if any) again.

 

  1. Profile Issues

Sometimes when you try to open chrome you get a pop up with an error that says, “Your profile could not be opened correctly. Some features may be unavailable.  Please check that the profile exists and you have permission to read and write its contents.”

This error indicates that your profile data has been corrupted and hence that must be fixed from you to login correctly. This again can be fixed in more than one ways. First you can try to delete your profile from the browser. You can do this by going to ‘Menu>Settings>Sign in’ and click on ‘Disconnect Your Google Account’ you will then receive a warning with a checkbox to “Also clear your history, bookmarks, settings, and other Chrome data stored on this device”. Select the checkbox and click on Disconnect account. Now close and reopen the Chrome and Sign in again. The profile should be restored and fixed.

If this does not work for you, you can also try to delete the web data file

          To do so follow the below steps:

On Windows, open Explorer and navigate to 

C:\Users\[ YourUsername]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

Scroll to find and delete the file named ‘Web Data’

On Mac, open the terminal and type cd

/Users/[YourUsername]/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default 

 Then type rm -rf History*; rm -rf Web\ Data;

Restart the machine and reopen Chrome in either of the OS to see if the issue is fixed.

 

Hope these errors will be less annoying now that you know some easy fixes of them.

 

 

 

Zee

Online Entrepreneur & CEO/Founder of Thetic Blog.

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