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Recently Google Chrome has started to crash constantly on OSX Yosemite.

I have been running the 64bit Dev Channel of Chrome successfully for a long time with no issues, recently it started to crash periodically and then fail to open up again without crashing. Give it a couple of hours and it does successfully load again.

Thinking it was a dev channel issue, I completely uninstalled using CleanMyMac and installed the Beta channel. This suffered the same issue, so again I completely uninstalled the beta and installed the Stable channel.

This too constantly crashes and then crashes immediately on re-launch.

I am running a mid 2013 Macbook Air with 4gb RAM. OSX Yosemite 10.10.2

Within Chrome I have minimal extensions running. Chrome Hangouts uBlock JIRA Capture

Any ideas what could be going on?

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This problem comes from a deprecated API call in Google Chrome. You can use this automator script to fix the problem, until Google releases a new version of Chrome. Mor infos and alternate instructions here

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you might just need more ram, or there is a specific setting somewhere on your mac where when an app like chrome is taking up a lot of CPU/battery power it shuts it off immediately

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