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.

Click restart.

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

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 [80267]
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:        ??? [1]
Responsible:           Google Chrome [80267]
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.

  • Maybe try clearing your Chrome cache. How much RAM does your computer have? Does this happen on any other browsers that you have installed? – DrZoo Jan 20 '17 at 17:28
  • Does it happen in another user account? – Barmar Jan 20 '17 at 22:42

try to re(move) the 'Local State' in Terminal:

mv ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Local\ State ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Local\ State.old

It helped me.

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