On my work computer, I would love to use Chrome, I really would. Right now I use Firefox, mainly for its tab management which is delightful. I generally use Chrome only for personal stuff (like posting on Geeks to Go!) and find that near the end of my work day, after Chrome has been running all day, I have the following symptoms:
- When changing tabs, refreshing pages, or opening new tabs, Chrome gets stuck on the open page for 20-30 seconds before finally processing the task
- All the 25 chrome.exe processes running (thanks, sandboxing!) add up to between 750 and 1000 MB of RAM (which is a lot for a 4 GB Win 7 32-bit machine).
- When I finally close Chrome, the windows close, but there's always a Chrome.exe process that doesn't close (usually between 250 - 300 MB RAM). Unless I close this process from the Task Manager, it will panic sometime during the night, and the next morning when I come in I see the "Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed! Relaunch now?" error message.
Can anyone think of some things I can do to either fix up Chrome or identify an issue with my network routing (something going stale?)?