Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 37.0.2062.3 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A full list of changes is available in the SVN log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome



Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:53 PM, June 26, 2014  
Blogger Amal Khailtash said...

Freezing tabs as before. Often have to close and reopen a tab to get it back. Many kill/wait popups...

7:40 PM, June 26, 2014  
Blogger Fernando Miguel said...

mine seems to be stuck on Version 37.0.2031.2 m
and refuses to upgrade... filling a bug

2:25 AM, June 27, 2014  
Blogger Alex Mineer said...

Hi Amal,

Can you please review the comments at and let us know if disabling hardware acceleration fixes the issue? If so, can you please provide me with a process dump as well?

Thanks for helping us to improve Chrome.

10:42 AM, June 27, 2014  
Blogger Amal Khailtash said...

Hi Alex,

I have unchecked "Use hardware acceleration when available" in settings, even though it behaves a bit better than before, switching tabs causes brief freezes. Some around 2 sec, to as much as 10 sec. This happens if I am on a different tab for some time and say I switch back to my open gmail tab.

6:46 PM, June 27, 2014  
Blogger Masashi Aoki said...

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7:02 PM, June 30, 2014  
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8:09 PM, June 30, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I would like to install beta, dev and stable side by side.

Presently I can only install Canary and 1 other version.

I do not understand why you do not permit it.

More versions = + testing = better for you.

Kind regards,

6:14 AM, July 01, 2014  
Blogger JuL said...

Apparently disabling #enable-experimental-canvas-features in flags solves the tab freeze issue (Win 8.1 x64).

3:19 PM, July 01, 2014  
Blogger Gitanshu Sardana said...

@JuL Already disabled in my chrome. Still getting freezes and unresponsive tabs. Win 8.1 x64

9:13 AM, July 02, 2014  
Blogger Alex Mineer said...

Amal, are you using 32-bit or 64-bit Chrome?

11:17 AM, July 02, 2014  
Blogger Vishad Bhalodia said...

Alex, I am using 32-bit version and my #enable-experimental-canvas-features flag is disabled as well(by default) but still the browser gets unresponsive(freezes for 4-5 sec) whenever I try to switch tabs.

The problem also persists when I try to open a new tab..the browser just freezes for 4-5 sec. Also when I close a tab from its own window it freezes for 2-3 seconds but if I try to close other tabs(say tabs 2 and 3) when I am on (say) tab 1, there is no freezing, it closes them as usual.

Hope this helps in fixing the issue fast :)

10:10 PM, July 03, 2014  
Blogger Amal Khailtash said...

Hi Alex,

I am using 32-bit of chrome as well and my #enable-experimental-canvas-features flag is also disabled by default. I have two laptops, one running Windows 7 64-bit and one running Win 8.1 32-bit.

Just now, when I tried to reply to this post I have other similar problems as well. If the post window was opened separately and not as a tab, I could not move the window and as soon as I tried, my mouse was grabbed by chrome and I could not even move to my task-bar to do something else. I could not use alt-tab to switch to other windows either. The only solution seemed to hit the win key once and return and I had to close the post window and open it as a tab.

When tabs freeze; e.g., gmail, the new scroll-bars also do not work for as long as the tab is frozen. I guess that's expected now that you guys use an owner draw window and your own scrollbars. Hitting CTRL-W (close) and CTRL-Shift-T (reopen closed), seem to fix the tab for a while or sometimes also I get the tab unresponsive message (wait/kill).

The problem with the window move and mouse grab seems to be on all chrome windows including task manager as well. When I hit Shift-Esc to bring task manager up, and then press Ctrl-Space to bring the windows control box, I cannot use mouse or keyboard to select any of the control-box menu items. It seems the focus and grab is still on the task-manager listbox.

CPU usage that the windows task-manager reports is also very high (50%).

-- Amal

1:50 PM, July 07, 2014  
Blogger Amal Khailtash said...

Not that the mouse/window grab problem seems to only be in Win 8 and not Win 7.

1:50 PM, July 08, 2014  
Blogger Amal Khailtash said...

Sorry on the false alarm on the mouse/window grab. After reboot, the problem went away. But freezing continues.

8:16 PM, July 08, 2014  
Blogger Alex Mineer said...

Thanks for all the info Amal. We're actively working on the tab freezing issue and will hopefully have it fixed shortly. The bug we're using is so please feel free to add any details you think may contribute there.

11:58 AM, July 15, 2014  

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