I’m hearing a lot of reports that Google Chrome is frequently freezing up. But only for several seconds, and then it unfreezes. Other report that refreshing & reloading the page seems to shake things loose… until they walk away for a few minutes and return to yet another stuck page. In any case, it’s an annoyance to have to pause and wait each time you return to your computer.

Clearing the cache does not seem to help.

Resetting or reinstalling Chrome does not solve the problem.

What helps is turning off a background setting that is rather hard-to-find:

  1. Open Chrome and type chrome://flags into the address bar and press Enter.
  2. In the search field, type occlusion and notice the option called “Calculate windows occlusion on Windows.”
  3. Click the drop-down menu to the right of that option and set it to Disabled.
  4. Click the Relaunch button that appears at the bottom of Chrome.

If you’re suffering from this browser bug, try the above steps. And if this is above your paygrade to enact, give me a call and I’ll help out!