Chrome scrolling slower than Safari

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by bbasra, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. bbasra macrumors member

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    Hi,

    On my rMBP, scrolling in Google Chrome is much slower than Safari. Safari is very smooth.

    I'm using Chrome Version 21.0.1180.79. Anyone else have this issue?

    Thanks.
     
  2. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    Chrome lacks built in smooth scrolling on OS X. You can download an extension (like Smooth Scrollerator) on the Chrome Web Store for smoother scrolling.
     
  3. RobT macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, never knew this, thanks. I went back to Safari in ML due to poor scrolling with Chrome. Good to hear there's another option.
     
  4. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you use Safari? It's a worthy competitor to Chrome - even better IMO, especially with lateral swiping between pages. Very cool!
     
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  6. gumblecosby macrumors 6502

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    type chrome:flags into the address bar.

    Enable GPU compositing on all pages and Threaded compositing and relaunch chrome. This should fix your problem. Google temporarily disabled them and will be properly enabled in an update soon enough. Hopefully it fixes scrolling for you.
     
  7. Speedyparker87 macrumors member

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    Hahaha. This had me laughing. It's just weird thinking Chrome is on version 21 already. What month and year will it overtake the Now That's What I Call Music series?
     
  8. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    That's up to what now? 43?
     
  9. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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  10. tau101 macrumors member

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    This works. Thank you.
     
  11. ixodes macrumors 601

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    I have nothing against Safari. In fact I wish I could say it's as good as Chrome. Yet I can't. Since speed so so crucial to the timed sessions I do on the web, Chrome has been a big help to me. Fast, stable & bug free, I've derived a huge benefit from using it.

    About the only comparison I haven't done since I'm not using Mountain Lion, is the latest version of Safari as implemented in OS 10.8.x
     
  12. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Originally started in the UK,where it's well past 80 now...
     
  13. thasan macrumors 6502a

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    the only problem with safari is reloading everytime a site is accessed. i couldnt disable it for some reason. but well...even then i moved to safari and it has been a joy!!! double tap is zoom, with a better touch tool custom tap to activate reader...just brilliant :D
     
  14. arashb macrumors 6502

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    But by using an extension it seems like Chrome loses its edge in memory efficiency over Safari :p

    I feel like I'm the only person who likes Chrome's arrows more than Safari's page swipes. ><
     
  15. Suanmiao macrumors member

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    it works! thanks! but why are they disabled by default? having these enabled offers such a better experience
     
  16. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    The latest rev of Chrome is the fastest & very smooth. I use Safari for Apple downloads. But my day to day browser of choice is Chrome without a second thought.

    Thanks Google :)
     

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