Friday, June 29, 2012

Google Chrome responsible for Macbook Air slow downs and crashes

Ouch! I use Google Chrome as my main browser, but I have noticed a tendency to eat up memory to the point where it slows to a crawl. I am not sure if this is related to this Macbook Air specific issue, but it wouldn't surprise me at all.

On a whim today I asked Chrome to check for updates and, sure enough, there was one waiting to be installed. If you are experiencing problems specific to your browser, checking for updates should be the first thing you try. In fact, this is true for any issues with your computer. Check for updates of the operating system and apps and then give your computer a restart. You would be surprised how many issues that resolves.

It also goes to show that it is always important to remember that an individual app can still cause major problems with your computer, no matter how much the operating system may try to prevent it.


Is your new MacBook Air crashing frequently? Blame Google Chrome (Jake Smith/9to5Mac)from Techmeme 
 Jake Smith / 9to5Mac: Is your new MacBook Air crashing frequently?  Blame Google Chrome  —  Several users on Apple's Support Communities have reported that their new MacBook Air has been crashing frequently, and in most cases have pinned Google Chrome to be the main cause.  Luckily all of our speculation …

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