Google Chrome Hangs on 2009 Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jbsmithmac, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. jbsmithmac macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    Google Chrome is currently my browser of choice...however for some reason on a 2009 Mini I just received (2.26Ghz, 4GB Ram, OSX 10.8.5)...it hangs as soon as I try to open a webpage...even trying to open it settings I get the unhappy computer face saying that the page has become unresponsive and do I want to wait or kill it.

    How would I go about troubleshooting this? I will say that I used migration assistant to setup the mini from a time machine backup (so that's where it received chrome from - not a regular install).

    My 2009 MBP (2.26Ghz, 8GB Ram, OSX 10.8.5) has no issues running it...
     
  2. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    Does Safari work without hanging?

    Perhaps reinstall Chrome and make sure it is up-to-date.
     
  3. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah no problem with safari. I did uninstall it (delete) and reinstall... But it did the same thing.
     
  4. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    You may have to trash the Chrome preferences.
     
  5. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I uninstalled Chrome and deleted the preferences then reinstalled....still hangs.

    Very odd....
     
  6. blanka macrumors 68000

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    Just consider another browser instead of being on Google's Heroin infuse.
     
  7. krypticos macrumors regular

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  8. janitor3 macrumors regular

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    I run chromium instead of chrome on my Mac mini, don't have any problems.(mainly use Safari)
     
  9. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Google Chrome is just a really unstable browser, is there extensions you need for chrome? I would use safari, but just uninstall everything related to chrome.
     
  10. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    Chrome was the better browser available in some moment of the internet history, but Firefox and perhaps even Internet Explorer surpassed it. Don't know why... I guess it had a lot of hardware tricks to perform better, but once hardware specs moved towards 64-bit, GPUs, energy consumption aware operating systems, it simply evaporated. I never seen a browser become obsolete so fast as Chrome since Netscape.

    On Windows, I use IE + Firefox + Opera. On Macs, I use Safari + Firefox.
     

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