Chrome has become nearly unusable due to frequent crashes.
The following behaviour:
I get a crash report that is not informative to the likes of me.
Window with a single tab will opens, but there is a 16 second long pause. Eventually I get the "Aw Snap" error message.
Click reload. Loads instantly.
Click History, reopen window of 9 tabs.
At this point I will be stable for a time period ranging from minutes to hours. At some point the window gets sluggish, then will crash.
I currently have all extensions disabled.
Latest trial: All plugins disabled.
Chrome PDF Viewer Adobe Flash Player 24.0 r0 Native Client Widevine Content Decryption Module 126.96.36.1993
I know what the first 2 do. 2nd pair???
Since disabling hasn't crashed. Chrome offline editing (google sheets and docs) disabled.
I downloaded and reinstalled Chrome from Google's site.
What do I try next?
Head of crash report:
Process: Google Chrome  Path: /Applications/Web/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome Identifier: com.google.Chrome Version: 55.0.2883.95 (2883.95) Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Parent Process: ???  Responsible: Google Chrome  User ID: 502 Date/Time: 2017-01-20 09:21:08.719 -0700 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.10.5 (14F1912) Report Version: 11 Anonymous UUID: D841BE19-D6E1-08BE-285B-1E5BA599F56E Time Awake Since Boot: 3100000 seconds Crashed Thread: 0 CrBrowserMain Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Exception Type: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (SIGILL) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000001, 0x0000000000000000 Application Specific Information: Performing @selector(itemSelected:) from sender NSMenuItem 0x6000008ae040
I'm running Version 55.0.2883.95 (64-bit) under Mac Yosemite 10.10.5
Computer has 24 G of ram. 4 cores.
Firefox sometimes has inordinately long pauses, but this has been true for many releases.