Why is Chrome so HUGE?

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  1. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

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    Just look at this:
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    2.69 Gigabytes!? :eek: Are you kidding me? I even emptied Chrome's cache completely and deleted all of its cookies, and it's still huge.

    Someone tell me this isn't normal and there's a way to fix it.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Mine shows 205 MB
    Have you tried deleting and reinstalling it fresh?

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  3. buddyspencer macrumors regular

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    Use Firefox. It's smaller, faster and better. :cool:
     
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Mine is 205 MB. Try "Show Package Contents" from Finder and see what is in there.
     
  5. bungiefan89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Grrr... :mad: should have done that before I deleted it and reinstalled. Now I'll never know. :rolleyes:

    Oh, well! Whatever the problem was, it's gone. Application size is down to a slender 103.6 MB. ;)
     
  6. interrobang macrumors 6502

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  7. blatopilot macrumors regular

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    Do this. Show package contents. Then go to "versions". You likely have copies of old versions in there. Delete all but the current one. Chrome always keeps the previous version, but you don't need it and there could be more.

    Second, Clean your cache and cookies.
     
  8. macsymacker macrumors member

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    Can it be due to what's cached and stored in history?

     
  9. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    no its not. even safari is faster than firefox. im not knocking it I use it as a secondary browser, but benchmark result show that firefox is definitely not smaller or faster.

    :cool:er
     
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Chrome shows 205.1 mb on this system, version 16.0.912.75

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    That doesn't get stored with the application - it's in the Library per user.
     
  11. buddyspencer macrumors regular

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    I don't care about benchmarks... on my system (MBP 2008 - 4GB RAM - Lion) Firefox is by far the fastest browser.
     
  12. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you mean benchmarks don't care about you. I was providing was proof based on various systems by a series of tests, not individual preference from your old mb.

    anyways, problem solved. looks like the op figured it out.
     
  13. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    I didn't know this.
     
  14. kevpatts macrumors newbie

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    Just in case anyone else lands here, My Chrome application was 7.9Gb! I went into Show Package Contents => Versions and noticed that it had a copy of every version of Chrome back over 3 years!
     
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  16. hypotc macrumors member

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    Small bump, but I just wondered how I can open the app that OP uses to see this info.

    Just bought a Macbook Air, coming from Windows, I´m a little lost in the water!
     
  17. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Right-click the file, and select 'Get Info'. You can right-click by holding control and clicking, or press two fingers on your trackpad.

    Hope this helps. :)
     
  18. admwright macrumors regular

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    This is built in to OSX. You select the file in finder then right click and select 'Get Info' or just press CMD-i (this is press the key with the apple logo on it and also press i).
     
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    Thanks guys! Loving my Air! :)
     
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