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In day to day browsing i find Chrome to consume x2 memory, has memory leaks with some sites (NYT, some ebay pages, with or without flash) whereas on Firefox is light as a feather. I'm a converted Chrome user after been in FF and now i have everything suited to work with Chrome, so is not so easy to me just to switch to FF back.

So i wonder if this kind of sluggishness is common in Chrome for Linux (Ubuntu 13.04 x64, gnome3, latest stable Chrome, to be exact) and if just have to deal with it or other users do not have this type of behaviours.

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This is definitely chrome and not chromium? –  terdon Sep 8 '13 at 18:57
    
Yes, Chrome stable. Version 29.0.1547.65 –  Gabriel A. Zorrilla Sep 8 '13 at 19:03
    
If you disable all addons, plugins, and userscripts, does the speed issue remains? –  That Brazilian Guy Sep 8 '13 at 19:14
    
At first disregarded extensions as they were not showing significant naughty behavior in the Task Manager, however, after disabling all of them i noticed a massive improvement. I'll have to check one by one to find the resource-hungry one. –  Gabriel A. Zorrilla Sep 10 '13 at 1:27
    
As a start, try disabling hardware rendering, and make sure it is using the inbuilt flash plugin in chrome://plugins –  Munim Sep 12 '13 at 13:10

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At first disregarded extensions as they were not showing significant naughty behavior in the Task Manager, however, after disabling all of them i noticed a massive improvement. I'll have to check one by one to find the resource-hungry one.

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