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?

2 Answers 2


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

  • Welcome to Super User! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – slhck
    Dec 2, 2014 at 13:52

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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.