During the past week, multiple users of the Google Chrome browser on Windows 10 and Linux began to report problems with browser tabs and crashes of some extensions constantly.
In addition to this, many users found that They could not access the browser settings, or the extensions page, and in some cases, the navigation tabs showed a green screen and nothing else.
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While Google was offering a solution, some resorted to deleting Chrome's User Data folder, but doing this may cause you to lose some data if syncing with Google wasn't working.
Although Google has not explained what caused the problems, this weekend they released a small update that solves the crashes and shared with BleepingComputer, the next steps to troubleshoot if you were affected:
For affected users on Windows 10
- Close all Chrome windows
- Launch Chrome again. You will continue to see the problems.
- Leave Chrome open for about five minutes
- After five minutes, close Chrome and start it again. The problems should have been solved.
For affected users on Linux
- Navigate to the following directory that contains the Chrome user profile:
- Delete the content of
Origin Trials subdirectorywhich should include the directory "188.8.131.52".
Local State file
- Launch Chrome, and it should work fine
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