Chrome is painfully slow on startup.

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  1. SystmDcln
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    I love using Chrome. Here recently tho for Mac the first time I fire up the browser it takes forever to load up completely. Probably a full minute. After the first use it loads up in seconds. This has frustrated me to the point where I went back to Safari. Any fixes for this?
     
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    It's probably because when you load it after the first time, the application is cached in the system memory, thus, loading it faster.
     
  3. SystmDcln
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    Yes. But I'm trying to remedy for faster startup on the first load. I've never noticed it being this slow before on first startup.
     
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    yes me too, I hate turning off my mbp because at start up everything is really slooow, now I just have it go to sleep and only turn it off when it's really slow like after running parallels or something like that :)
     
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    Yes the browser is amazing after it loads up. My problem is the first time I start it up it takes almost literally a full minute to become ready for use. Safari takes like 3 seconds every single time. Why is this? and how do I fix it?
     
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    I'm experiencing the same problem as well. Anyone have a solution?
     
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    Mine is instant

    i would recommend clearing your history and cache

    also, what extensions do you have installed
     
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    Cache cleared. No extensions. Still chugging on first launch consistently across 2 different Macs. :-(
     
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    :(

    that is so wierd, what are your computer specs?
     
  11. robm2002
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    Same slow speed from me

    This is happening to me too. Very slow to start up the browser for the first time, sometimes a minute plus.

    I'm using a good spec iMac, so hardware shouldn't be an issue.

    I wonder whether it's because I've got loads of favourites saved...?

    Whatever the reason, its irritating. Anybody have anymore information as to why it might be happening?
     
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    Delete all the support files in user/app/support/Google. Restart Chrome.
     
  13. Mr. McMac
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    Just rebooted my 1.83ghz mac mini to see how long it takes for Chrome to load. It only took 5 seconds. I wonder why some of you are having long startup times?
     
  14. truthsmiles
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    The old-fashioned way

    I know I'm late to the party here, but I finally "solved" this problem for myself and wanted to share that it actually worked for me....

    Yes, it's the “no surprise” solution, but after more than a year of waiting at least 2 minutes for Chrome to start up enough to allow me to start typing something (quad core mac), I finally caved and exported my bookmarks (Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager > Organize > Export to HTML), went into my Applications, deleted the Chrome app, and went into User/Library/Application Support/ and deleted the entire Chrome folder.

    Then, I opened Safari, went to http://www.google.com/mac, and downloaded and installed Chrome fresh, and re-imported my bookmarks.

    It’s literally 100 times faster to start (that’s no joke – it went from something like 120 seconds to open to less than a second). Now no sooner do I click the icon and it's ready to go. Yes, I lost all my history and probably some plugins, but the difference is totally worth it to me.

    Of course, there is probably a more elegant way to solve this problem, but this actually worked for me, and I wanted to share for those of you too impatient to go through all the stupid DNS changes and other crazy hacks/fixes.

    Cheers
     

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