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Whenever I search for something using Google Chrome's address bar, before the search results appear, I get this:

alt text

It is there only for a moment and then I get my results. This thing only happens with Google Chrome (not with firefox, I checked).

Does anyone know why I am getting this? Is this a bug?

Version:

Google Chrome   5.0.322.2 (Official Build 38810) unknown
WebKit  533.1
V8  2.1.0.1
User Agent  Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) 
    AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.322.2 Safari/533.1

As suggested by Bavi_H,

If you go to a page of Google search results and look at the HTML source, right after the opening body tag there's a textarea with style=display:none. It appears that Chrome browser is experiencing a momentary delay while rendering the page and I am seeing that textarea before Chrome applies the display:none style.

Now, what could be causing this page rendering delay?

The extensions I am using are:

  • Chrome Lock
  • Facebook Photo Zoom
  • Google Dictionary
  • Google Quick Scroll
  • Readability Redux
  • Session Buddy
  • SmoothScroll
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Seems like he's showing the result box before he has fetched all results...sorry, no idea on that. –  Bobby Jul 5 '10 at 11:33
    
Do you have any extensions installed ? –  ukanth Jul 5 '10 at 14:06
    
@TiNS: yes, but none that relates to the search functionality. Is there some specific one that is known to cause this? –  Lazer Jul 5 '10 at 14:21
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If you go to a page of Google search results and look at the HTML source, right after the opening body tag there's a textarea with style=display:none. It appears your Chrome browser is experiencing a momentary delay while rendering the page and you're seeing that textarea before Chrome applies the display:none style. So the next part of the question might be: What could be causing a page rendering delay? –  Bavi_H Jul 6 '10 at 0:21
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If you disable all of your extensions (temporarily), do you still experience this delay and multi-line textbox? –  rlb.usa Jul 14 '10 at 15:51

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Unless you use Chromium and developer tools to profile the culprit you will need to disable extensions to check which extension is causing the delay. To do this quick, don't do them one by one but disable the half each time. This way you only visit the extensions three times to check eight extensions... Good luck!

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thanks for the binary search tip as well! –  Lazer Nov 17 '10 at 18:49

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