Chrome & flash problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by punchdrunk55, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. punchdrunk55 macrumors member

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    I have a 15" MPB with and chrome and flash have not been getting along well at all recently. Flash is crashing like crazy and taking all my other tabs sown with it. Could this be because I have that gfxcardstatus program installed? It has been doing it more and more often since I put Lion on it. Anyone else have this problem or a solutions to it? I sometimes use firefox which doesn't really ever crash but I like chrome better for some reason
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Is your Chrome up-to-date? Chrome includes its own copy of Flash. Try reinstalling Chrome.
     
  3. Oxonian3 macrumors regular

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    gfxcardstatus should not affect chrome.Try re-installing chrome if it doesn't work.Maybe try to update adobe flash or software update.
     
  4. MauiBoy macrumors member

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    I have had problems with Flash and Chrome as well, and what I've found is that when gfxCardStatus switches to the integrated GPU (nVidia 9400m in my case), the Flash content area goes transparent. This ranges from annoying (YouTube with a "hole" in the screen) to unusable (Mosaic Reader makes the whole window transparent).

    I've read it has to do with the graphics drivers in OS X. Switching back to the discrete GPU (nVidia 9600GT in my case) sometimes solves the issue - but, it reduces battery life significantly.
     

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