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Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab gabester 1/26/12 12:36 AM
Google Chrome version: 16.0.912.77 (Official Build 118311) m

Operating System: Windows 7 x64

Error Message: None

Extensions installed: None

Please describe your question/comment in detail (for example, steps to reproduce the problem): Whenever I close ANY YouTube tab, Chrome crashes completely (stops responding and has to be force closed). This only started happening today.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab KlashK 1/26/12 3:18 AM
Having the same issue here. I just noticed it today, Chrome crashes whenever I close a tab opened at YouTube.
It's not a 'nice' crash either (no sad faced tab), windows just gives a 'not responding' error.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab sammor50 1/26/12 3:21 AM
when ever i open utube broadcast, it crashes with jigsaw puzzel face. why?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Modesto2005 1/26/12 3:42 AM
Same problem here, when I close a youtube tab, 9 out of 10 times it crashes.

Google Chrome version : 16.0.912.77 m
Operating System : Windows 7 32bit
Error message : None
Extensions installed : AdBlock v2.5.14, Downloads v1, FlashBlock v0.9.31, Proxy Switchy! v1.6.3, Slideshow v1.3.1
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab chrisftw 1/26/12 5:09 AM
Happening here too. Really annoying..
Running version: 16.0.912.77
on windows 7 home premium 64bit.
Disabling my extentions does nothing either.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab willd58 1/26/12 7:13 AM
Happening to me as well.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab pollwise 1/26/12 7:58 AM
Yes I have the same exact problem.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Severia 1/26/12 8:12 AM
This has been happening to me today as well.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab NeonFlow 1/26/12 8:16 AM
Same problem. Chrome crashes and I have to restart it.

Google Chrome 16.0.912.77m
Windows 7 SP1 32bit

Extensions:
AdBlock 2.5.14
Mail Checker Plus for Google Mail™ (Beta) 1.2.4.8
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Landervdb 1/26/12 10:07 AM
Happening here too, since today. Quite annoying...

Google Chrome 17.0.963.44 beta-m
Windows 7 x64 SP1

Extensions:
Google Chrome to Phone 2.3.1
WiseStamp 3.11.13.0
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Ficehdulah 1/26/12 10:58 AM
Same here, since today, all day long.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab MDSklaroff 1/26/12 11:11 AM
Same here. Is it chrome or the youtube app?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab YamiNezumi 1/26/12 11:38 AM
Same here, everytime I close a new youtube tab the entire chrome crashes, no sad face crash, but it just stops responding having to restart every damn time. -.-
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab kshep92 1/26/12 11:44 AM
Yes same issue. VERY ANNOYING!!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Wonchostor 1/26/12 12:24 PM
Chrome is crashing every time I try to close a tab on Youtube as well.

Google Chrome 16.0.912.77 m
Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

My Only Extension:
AdBlock 2.5.14


I think this has something to do with the layout changes Google has implemented at Youtube.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab iverson92 1/26/12 1:31 PM
Having the same problem.  Upon closing a youtube tab my browser becomes unresponsive.  Upon disabling both flash players, I found that the video still plays due to youtube's html5 player, although the "non-responsive" problem is solved.  I tried opting out of the youtube html5 beta (youtube.com/html5) but it did not truly disable the html5 player.  

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/26/12 1:51 PM
Everyone,

We're aware that this is an issue that just started happening and we're actively investigating. 

Can you guys check if crash IDs are generated when this happens? See here on how to first opt into crash reports, and how to locate the crash ID:  http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=107348

If you have them associated with this issue, please post on the duped thread with that info!

Thanks,
Toni
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/26/12 1:52 PM
@iverson92 - Not sure I'm understanding you correctly. We're trying to confirm if this is Flash or HTML5-related. You disabled both Flash players in about:plugins, and the unresponsiveness issue is gone?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab iverson92 1/26/12 2:09 PM
@Toni -  That is correct.  Upon disabling all flash players under about:plugins, the crash problem was solved.  For the first time though, I did notice the the YouTube videos continued to play even after disabling flash player.  This leads me to believe that YouTube may have recently made some changes to its html5 player.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/26/12 2:12 PM
@iverson92 - It is expected behavior for YouTube to fall back to it's HTML5 player when Adobe Flash is disabled, so that's normal. It sounds like the unresponsiveness problem is related to Flash then. To help us narrow it down further, are you able to isolate which Flash seems to cause the unresponsiveness? There are two listed on about:plugins (gcswf32.dll and NPSWF32.dll). Which one was enabled in about:plugins (if both are enabled, gcswf32.dll is used by default)?  


Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab iverson92 1/26/12 2:33 PM
@Toni - I have tried isolating both of them, and in both cases chrome has performed in the same manner.  After closing a tab with a running video, the browser crashes and becomes unresponsive.  Also, every once in awhile, I'll allow chrome to keep running and the browser will state that there was a problem with the flash player.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/26/12 2:44 PM
@iverson92 - Super helpful. Confirming this for our team, is the below summary correct?

a) When both Flash files (gcswf32.dll & NPSWF32.dll) are disabled - Issue is resolved
b) Flash gcswf32.dll enabled, NPSWF32.dll disabled - Issue appears
c) Flash gcsswf32.dll disabled, NPSWF32.dll enabled - Issue appears

In cases B and C, since Chrome hangs first, crash IDs prob won't get generated as you mention. We'll need a hanging dump file instead which I can provide you instructions on how to get. What operating system are you on? Win7? Win XP?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab iverson92 1/26/12 2:48 PM
@Toni - Yes that is correct.  I am on Win7.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab cheis 1/26/12 3:00 PM
Had same problem!! but found a fix that worked for me:


1: I checked the plugins: chrome://plugins/

2: Shockwave-plugin had some error, and had to be updated (this was highlighted in red just behind 'shockwave plugin')

after this update, it worked fine again. I can close youtube tabs without chrome crashing

hope it helps :)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab iverson92 1/26/12 3:15 PM
@cheis Which Shockwave-Plugin was it, and what version did you update to?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/26/12 3:23 PM
@cheis - Your problem sounds different. This isn't a typical crash, but an unresponsiveness error that doesn't identify the plugin. See the screenshot provided in http://i.imgur.com/1NGA7.png. Can you post on a different thread so that we can keep these issues separate?


Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/26/12 3:23 PM
Everyone else - We've been able to reproduce this now, and are actively working on a fix. It's not specific to updating Flash or not. Please sit tight while we work on the fix and I'll update this thread as we know more. Thanks!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab iverson92 1/26/12 3:32 PM
@Toni - If my non-responsive chrome is left running, I get a message stating that shockwave flash has crashed.  If Google is redirecting this thread in a direction which is not pertinent to this issue, could you please point me in a more correct direction.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/26/12 3:41 PM
iverson92 - Thanks for the update. I only redirected cheis because his description still sounds different. Based on what you've told me so far, your issue is still pertinent to this thread (despite your recent post about leaving non-responsive Chrome running) so you can remain here for updates. Sorry for any confusion.  
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab SlyCooperFan1 1/26/12 4:09 PM
Great to see that you guys got on top of this so quickly. This issue got very annoying very quickly.
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Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab mikey5014 1/26/12 6:21 PM
Google Chrome Version 16.0.912.77
Windows 7 HP 64bit
This started happening just 2 days ago. Never had this problem before. I'm not exactly sure what changed. I haven't downloaded any new extensions. Maybe it's on YouTubes' end? Idk, but it's really annoying having to restart the browser. Hope someone finds a solution soon. Thanks.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/26/12 6:25 PM
We've been debugging this and think we've found the root cause. We're working on making the changes for a fix now. I'll keep this thread updated.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab SlyCooperFan1 1/26/12 6:26 PM
Thank you, Toni. Will the fix be sent out via update on the browser itself, where we have to go to "About Google Chrome" for the update?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab code789 1/26/12 6:36 PM
i've had the same problem starting today. i find that in my case it mostly crashed when in the middle of a youtube video. when the video is done playing there was no issue closing the tab
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/26/12 6:37 PM
@SlyCooperFan1 - We'll let you know when we know. =)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Morris1100 1/26/12 7:06 PM
I am having the same problem since yesterday. It is only when closing youtube tabs.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab hlias_ts 1/26/12 7:10 PM
i have the same problem..!!!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab SlyCooperFan1 1/26/12 7:21 PM
You guys are supposed to be having the same problem. They're still working on the fix. Be patient.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab AyoRomel 1/26/12 7:34 PM
Wow, im not the only one. Glad they're fixing the problem. I had to keep force closing chrome when it freezes and re-open numerous times.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab respina 1/26/12 8:42 PM
oh thank God!
i thought i did something again to my Chrome
have the exact same issue
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab campusman 1/26/12 8:42 PM
Same issue going on here...have noticed it for a few days too..currently on Chrome 16 stable...will watch thread for a fix
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Kiluwastrife 1/26/12 9:02 PM
Hello, and it seems that i have also had this problem... i noticed that crashes happens when the youtube player is already loaded.

my way of avoiding the crash is to go away from the youtube video player (by searching something, going back to youtube home page, etc) and then close the tab.

i tried with other sites that uses flashes like armorgames (flash games), facebook games (flash games), dailymotion (flash video) but the crashes only happen with youtube video player.

will watch thread for a fix. Thank you in advance
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Sliding Ghost 1/26/12 9:51 PM
When this happens, I just go to task manager and choose the chrome process using up the most memory. Then I get this message about flash player crashed.

I noticed that the 2 flash players seem to have merged; I can't disable the built-in flash player.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Raythe 1/26/12 9:54 PM
This is the same issue for me as well.  The issue does not always occur for every youtube tab I close, however it does so frequently enough to be a very large bother.  Some of the time if you let it hang for a solid 10-30 seconds, chrome will tell you that the Shockwave plugin has crashed.

I installed Flash freshly no more than two weeks ago and today I updated Shockwave, unfortunately my issue was not resolved.  On the bright side, I see that I am not alone in this.

I reformatted no more than two weeks ago.  Running Windows 7, 64 bit, with 8gb ram and a quad core processor.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab SlyCooperFan1 1/26/12 9:55 PM
I'm starting to get surprised at the amount of people that are responding to this thread with constant complaints, even though a staff member from Google said, at least twice, that they have found the bug and are currently working on fixing it.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Raythe 1/26/12 10:02 PM
^ Not complaining.  Providing feedback.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Morris1100 1/26/12 10:15 PM
If only one person says they have the problem then Google may think it was related to the persons computer.
If 100 people say they have the same problem it gives them an idea of how widespread the problem is.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab CodingChemistry 1/26/12 10:40 PM
i have the same problem. win 7 x64
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab y3sak 1/26/12 10:50 PM
I have this problem too started today happens every time I after viewing a youtube video, then once I close the tab it completely freezes. =[
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Rundstedt1 1/26/12 11:23 PM
Hey Toni, (Googler)
How about addressing the sign in problem too. You've been ingnoring us for a month now. I and many many people can't sign in through regular Explorer any longer. Please check my post specifically on this issue. I'm beginning to be convinced that Google just wants to sabatage UTube. At least that what is seems like, all these problems and now the unwanted and terrible forced format change. It's been all downhill.

Come on Toni at least acknowledge the sign in problem.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab JulietcS 1/27/12 12:45 AM
1. Chrome version: 16.0.912.77
2. Operating: system Win 7
3. Sites where crashes occur: YouTube

Dear Toni:

It all started today. I was watching a video on YouTube. When the video ends I decided to close the tab to go to see another video that I had left loading, once the first one finish loading
When I close the tab, the screen freezesa few minutes later a signappeared that said "Shockwave Flash Player error". But this has already happened to me before so, I closed the browser and simply reopened, tried another video and the same thing happened
I rebooted the PC but still the same. Later I uninstalled Flash and reinstalled and still had the same problem.
Then I used my last resort and UNINSTALL Google Chrome and reinstalled.
STILL HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM.

Then I disable the flash version and it works great, but Youtube asks me to use flash player 10, when I have the 11. Maybe it's a youtube problem, and the fact that requieres the version 10, rather than the 11.

I what you yo know that I hadn't been t using my computer for two days, so there was no change in this short time.

With Firefox and IE the problem doesn't happened

So I assume that is a problem of Chrome.

I hope you can help me Toni.

If u found the solution Of course, THANK U VERY MUCH!!! I'll make u a cake with a shape of Google Chrome's logo and send it to you. :D

P.D.: I noticed that maybe I use a lot of words, but if u want to make it easier, I'm having the same problem that @gabester & @Kiluwastrife are having. I it all happend to us on almost the same day. Maybe, and it's just a suggestion, it's time for an upgrade of Chrome, YouTubeot Flash
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab kerenush 1/27/12 12:51 AM
It happens to me as well for the past couple of days...

 I am so close to switch back to firefox...
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab TourBlog 1/27/12 12:57 AM
Chrome version: 16.0.912.77, Operating: system Win 7 64, Sites where crashes occur: YouTube
The crashes started yesterday for me, and don't happens every time but are happen a lot today, if i wait a little i can close only flash player plugin, but sometimes all the browser crashes.
I  tried to disable NPSWF32.dll or gcswf32.dll no difference in the problem.
Waiting for a quick solution.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab amysweetcake66 1/27/12 2:17 AM
I copy/pasted "chrome://crashes/" into the address bar and it says:
"You have no recently reported crashes. Crashes that occurred when crash reporting was disabled will not appear here."

I already enabled the "Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google".
And experienced numerous crashes from Chrome (like closing the YouTube tabs).

I hope this issue fixed ASAP.

I'm now currently using my alternate browser, Opera to watch YouTube videos and no crash issues so far on that browser.
So it means, this has nothing to do with Flash Player issue.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab zipx 1/27/12 2:29 AM
I have this problem too. Mine is windows 7 32 bit.When I close youtube tab that have video length more than 5 minutes(I think), google chrome always not responding. I just think its my pc problem until I tried firefox and IE, and its fine. No crash issue. Please fix it google i love my google chrome. thanks
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Peanutbrainiac 1/27/12 2:35 AM
A possible temp solution is to go to your address bar in Chrome and fill in "about:plugins" without the quotes. Search for flash and disable the flash plugin.
For example, I only had this flash plugin: Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102 and I disabled it, youtube still works without crashing however flash on other sites will not work. You will have to enable it again in that case.
If you see 2 flash plugins only disable Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab awellam 1/27/12 3:20 AM
Just started happening to me too, was working fine this morning, now it's always happening.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab 0023 1/27/12 4:20 AM
It happens to me on most flash sites inclusing sky news etc. I am using opera until this mess is sorted out.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab himynameis 1/27/12 4:45 AM
same here, I was actually about to install Firefox.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab GrafBobby 1/27/12 5:19 AM
Yep, same issue here. 
And after crashing and opening Chrome again, the "Restore tabs" option did not always show up.
What is more, the "Recently closed" field in the "New tab" page was empty every time. I lost a lot of tabs and windows! 

latest Chrome version (16.0.912.77 m), Windows 7 64 bit
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Ro_KITA 1/27/12 5:45 AM
"A possible temp solution is to go to your address bar in Chrome and fill in "about:plugins" without the quotes. Search for flash and disable the flash plugin.
For example, I only had this flash plugin: Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102 and I disabled it, youtube still works without crashing however flash on other sites will not work. You will have to enable it again in that case.
If you see 2 flash plugins only disable Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102."

don't work :( chrome still crashes !
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab JGodfrey016 1/27/12 5:53 AM
Just sign up to YouTube's HTML5 beta, then Flash won't load at all and the browser doesn't crash. You can sign up on this page:
http://www.youtube.com/html5
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab DanJester 1/27/12 6:08 AM
You can navigate away from the tab with no ill effects. Just can't close it :-/
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab philippn 1/27/12 6:26 AM
It actually says that "The Shockwave Flash Plugin has stopped working" if you wait long enough.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Tischlord 1/27/12 6:47 AM
same issue here...
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab jingyi919 1/27/12 6:57 AM
Yea this is happening to my google chrome right now too. Every time I open a youtube tab and close it, it crashes and I have to close all programs...
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Jdanski 1/27/12 7:06 AM
alternative solution:

drag the youtube tab to make another window then close it  . .

hope it helps. God Bless :)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab abiliocardosoo 1/27/12 7:06 AM
Same thing here...Fix it fast or I'll switch to other browsers that don't give so much problems!!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab eduardo.bayon 1/27/12 7:24 AM
Same problem for me
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab R3DRUM 1/27/12 7:38 AM
temporary work around is to drag the tab to a new window, then close it there. clunky, but it works while they are working out a fix.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab joffeloff 1/27/12 8:08 AM
Same issue.

SOME TIMES Chrome will report that the Flash plugin is nonresponsive and lets me kill the plugin and return to the browsing session. Other times, no.

HERE IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

The flash plugin has to be sandboxed as a separate process, precisely like in Firefox. That way, we can open task manager and KILL the pesky Flash plugin whenever it decides to ruin our browser (which is all the time).

That's it. I doubt you will be able to fix a problem caused by an external plugin anyway.

Besides, the Flash plugin is always causing trouble, why not let us kill it even when the browser is frozen, like Firefox users can?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab KeithRockhold 1/27/12 8:29 AM
Me too. Very, very annoying.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab rocknroll237 1/27/12 8:42 AM
I'm having the same issue. Very annoying.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab patrickholderness 1/27/12 8:48 AM
i've noticed that right click - close tab does not generate the same problem as the close button on the tab. thought that might be helpful
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab splorge 1/27/12 8:52 AM
same problem. get on this lads!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab IvanOvalle 1/27/12 8:56 AM
Thank god i was not the only one with this problem recently, i hope you guys can fix it.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab mydogfarted 1/27/12 9:18 AM
Happens to me as well
Windows XP SP3
Chrome 16.0.912.77
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab lucabara 1/27/12 9:22 AM
same problem here, when trying to close an youtube tab, Goggle Chrome crashes !!! /sigh
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab ShockWaveSolution 1/27/12 9:47 AM
OPEN CHROME.  IN URL AREA TYPE:  ABOUT:PLUGINS
A LIST WILL APPEAR.  MOST LIKELY YOU WILL HAVE TWO VIDEO PLUGINS, OFTEN "FREEMAKE" THAT ATTACHES ITSELF.  
DISABLE ALL BUT THE CHROME VIDEO PLUGIN
CLOSE AND REOPEN CHROME.  TAKES 25 SECONDS, SOLVES MAYBE 90% OF THE PROBS.  SEEMS CHROME SHOULD CHECK THAT AND ASK USER IF THEY WANT IT FIXED.  OK , ASK ME IN A WEEK BUT I THINK IT FIXED IT.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Tommuz 1/27/12 9:58 AM
I have the same problem. I even tried to install chrome in my brother's laptop. Now I have 2 pc with the same chrashes!!!
We both use Win 7 64
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab RFreq 1/27/12 9:59 AM
Hope it's fixed soon :)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Whiley 1/27/12 10:26 AM
same here, flash video related and hangs so i have to restart chrome. Error i got in Win 64bit is - AppHangXProcB1
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab TheDumbassDude 1/27/12 10:47 AM
I seem to be getting this problem aswell, whenever I close a youtube tab, chrome crashes.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/27/12 10:53 AM
Everyone, we are aware of the severity of this issue. As mentioned, we have a patch in the works and we'll update this thread when we have another update. Thanks for your patience!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab CodingChemistry 1/27/12 11:37 AM
Come On Google.... i dont wanna have to switch to firefox
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Bull35ock 1/27/12 11:38 AM
I'll preface by saying I love Chrome and it has become the only browser I use, unless something just doesn't work on it.

But out of curious, why is flash so unstable on Chrome?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Aeronnen 1/27/12 12:48 PM
Same thing here, Chrome 16.0.912.77, no extensions. Windows XP.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab onedeadman 1/27/12 1:05 PM
I am facing the same too!!!! Bye Chrome!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab iverson92 1/27/12 1:07 PM
The above suggestion of switching to Chrome Canary worked. Everything is the same, plus it doesn't crash. I'll most likely be using it until Chrome sends out the patch.  (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/chromesxs)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab allblackt 1/27/12 1:20 PM
I found a workaround for this issue: Right-click the YT video and select "Stop Download" before you close the tab. It won't crash this way.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Movses 1/27/12 1:29 PM
same here, crashes when trying to close youtube tab, the problem started after the last update
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab gak123 1/27/12 1:31 PM
Same problem here. Hope it gets fixed soon!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab wtfstfu 1/27/12 1:35 PM
Same problem here. Chrome crashes/hangs when a youtube video tab is closed.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab ZMEU_NET 1/27/12 1:52 PM
damn still happening
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab bar10dr 1/27/12 2:50 PM
Same thing happened to me. I had to switch over to IE to find this thread, I feel dirty.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/27/12 3:18 PM
Folks,

Chrome Canary is a channel we use for testing/preview purposes only. We don't advise it for regular use as it is not tested, has other bugs, and generally not stable. 

As already mentioned, we are working on the fix for this issue and moving as fast as we can on it. We are aware of the severity, and don't need additional reports. Updates to come as we know more. 

Toni
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Thelast 1/27/12 3:19 PM
I have the same problem, i wait thanks
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Guigo 1/27/12 3:27 PM
quick workaround to solve this - refresh that youtube tab, and close it while it's loading. that way no crash occurs.

but i hope Google fixes this ASAP, it's a major FUBAR!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab rei85 1/27/12 4:07 PM
Thanks a lot Toni!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab roman310 1/27/12 4:18 PM
yep been happening to me all day too.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Sonorama 1/27/12 5:32 PM
This has been plaguing me for a while.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab chafidz 1/27/12 5:51 PM
So far the only to minimize this crash i've found until google team fix this problem is to stop the video, right click "stop download" on youtube player than close the tab.
maybe there is something wrong with the cache.
i also noticed that streaming progress bar that embedded in time scroll doesn't show the actual streaming process especially when i paused the video. whenever i paused the video, the progress looks stopped too and only show its current stream process when i resume  the video, so the process looked jump from nothing to current process or fully streamed.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab hardcoder 1/27/12 6:07 PM
Well, while Toni & team is working on giving us a fix (thanks guys); I guess you could click on the youtube logo to go to the home page and *then* close the tab. Works for me.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Anksur 1/27/12 7:09 PM
It only seems to happen when I have Hardware Acceleration disabled in Flash, but its still annoying in case you need to disable hardware acceleration for flash streams that don't work correctly.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Atheer M. 1/27/12 7:12 PM
for some reason this only happens to me when i center-click on the scroll wheel to close the tab...strange
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Rycr 1/27/12 7:21 PM
Opting in to YouTube's HTML5 trial at http://www.youtube.com/html5 seems to have fixed the problem for me, without having to disable the Flash plugins entirely.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Catrol 1/27/12 7:37 PM
same problem here.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab triskaideka 1/27/12 8:19 PM
I seem to have found a temporary solution, which is to only close the youtube tab when it's not the tab being shown in the page. This has been working for me all day.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab LKJHGFDSA_ 1/27/12 8:28 PM
Same problem with me, since the 16.0.912.77 m change Youtube keeps crashing and plugins won't work with youtube.
Aren't Google supposed to own Youtube? This is a pretty poor effort on Google's part.

It's bloody annoying that we have to have our browsers automatically update like this.

What happened to tabs crashing individually? I remember when Chrome was new, it'd never crash the whole thing, only one tab would crash.
Now I keep getting errors "Whoa, Chrome has crashed!" never seen that before. I'm sure it's more than Youtube that is has problems with. It's been crashing fairly regularly for me, and it goes very slow sometimes, it's really annoying.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab faeleia 1/27/12 8:30 PM
I'm very impatient by nature but seeing how Toni and google team are working actively on it, I shall put away my rage and be patient. :)

I center mouse click to close tabs too, and before I realise what I'm doing could make this crash, I already done it. For now i'll try several ways you guys have mentioned namely:

-using the x button to close tabs,
-stop download before closing
-close tab when it's not active
-refresh and while it's loading, close tab.
-praying before close tab
-don't close tab
-wait.

lol.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab lclemens 1/27/12 8:32 PM
me too! exact same problem as described by the original post. 1/27/2012 win7 x64 chrome version 16.0.912.77
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab LKJHGFDSA_ 1/27/12 8:32 PM
"Chrome Canary is a channel we use for testing/preview purposes only. We don't advise it for regular use as it is not tested, has other bugs, and generally not stable." Yeah but the main version of Chrome that everyone is using has the problem too.
Test the browser properly before you release it! There's so many testing phases but you clearly don't pay enough attention when doing them! You guys should test the basics before wrecking everything.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab DKSH 1/27/12 8:39 PM
Another way to close youtube tabs without crashing is right clicking the empty space in the the tabs bar, then running the task manager and closing it there. After you close the youtube tabs, the shockwave flash plug-in still runs, I just end the process as well.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab taufec 1/27/12 8:45 PM
this is a major issue
hope that dev will takes this seriously
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab italianzubuk 1/27/12 8:59 PM
i have the same problem too. win 7 x64. it started two days ago and it can be very annoying for me
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab fannana 1/27/12 9:28 PM
I have the same exact problem. Please find a solution!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab thespolter 1/27/12 10:12 PM
same here.

windows 7 (64bits)
Chrome 16.0.912.77 m

Whenever I close a tab that is PLAYING A VIDEO on youtube.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab iverson92 1/27/12 10:18 PM
Read the thread people!!!  The patch is in the works!!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Hypertrax 1/27/12 10:58 PM
I thought i was crazy or something xD happend to me aswel...

-offtopic-
Also i don't like the new players of youtube, there not compatible with auto-hd
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab zmt3245 1/27/12 11:14 PM
Same here.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Siggimund 1/27/12 11:31 PM
re: "Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab"

Ok - Seems to be my problem as well.
( got redirected from http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=6c5a1d16ad175319&hl=en )
Anyway here's my bug report:
Constant crashes with Adobe Flash on Chrome 16.0.912.77m. Even brings down the whole Chrome browser. New experience for me. Chrome is usually very stable. - When a Flash crash happened, it only crashed its own process and let Chrome continue, reloading Flash afterwards. Now even Chrome is brought down.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Siggimund 1/27/12 11:40 PM
Sorry forgot:
OS: Win7 64 bit
Only noticed it when using youtube (but that maybe pure coincidence as youtube is my most frequent use of flash)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab TourBlog 1/27/12 11:58 PM
Stable version seems less stable than Dev, Beta and even Canary versions. That is really odd, more then twenty crashes on last 24 hours, even knowing that if i browse to a page without flash before close, it will not crash, but sometimes i don't even know that flash is being used.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Ro_KITA 1/28/12 12:47 AM
YouTube from Google
Ghome from Google

YouTube + Ghome = EPIC FAIL !
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Paulcardona 1/28/12 2:09 AM
HEY!! STOP LOOKING FOR A FIX: HTML5 solved this!!

http://www.youtube.com/html5
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab lawrenceofaustralia 1/28/12 2:49 AM
Reporting same problem
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Lobotomia 1/28/12 3:19 AM
Same problem for me
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Babbster 1/28/12 3:49 AM
As a quick fix it seems if you right click the tab and then choose to close it from there, it closes just fine.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Roeefl 1/28/12 4:13 AM
windows 7 64 bit
happens to me every 10 minutes in the last 2 days

i've been going crazy with this.

please fix asap, chrome is unusable atm
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab EvanVolm 1/28/12 4:35 AM
Another victim reporting in.

16.0.912.77 m

Windows 7 64-bit.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab ginsengjin 1/28/12 4:46 AM
I also have the crash problem. I guess it's a fairly common problem.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab elcheeserpuff 1/28/12 4:49 AM
Not surprising, I'm here because I'm having the same problem. One solution I've noticed is to not be on the youtube tab as you close it. If I switch to a different tab and then close the youtube tab, everything ends up alright.

I hope this gets fixed soon, thank you for your hardwork google employees (not sarcasm).
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab henric12221 1/28/12 5:00 AM
Same for me..
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab deerytea 1/28/12 6:12 AM
same problem here..
i thought it was my problem until i used my cousins chrome and had the same problem
hope it will be fixed soon thx
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab shinzou87 1/28/12 6:13 AM
Google Chrome Canary also has the same problem.
Only when the suggested tips such as enabling the HTML5 trial at www.youtube.com/html5 + disabling flash solves the problem.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Darkzz 1/28/12 6:15 AM
Been happening to me for a week now :(

Tried reinstalling chrome entirely still nothing :(

OS: Windows 7 x64
Version: 16.0.912.77 m
Extensions: Adblock, 4Chan plus & net usage item
Error: No chrome error only windows popup, However when i restart chrome it says chrome failed and i can restore the tabs

This only happens on YouTube for me everywhere else chrome is awesome, and it only started when that YouTube chrome app came as default........
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Darkzz 1/28/12 6:17 AM
I thought it was only me till' today
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab mogo2564 1/28/12 7:31 AM
I found a fix for mine. Disable flash in about:plugins...watch some videos on youtube with the built in html5...then reinstall flash from the website and enable it again. Now it doesn't crash chrome
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab mogo2564 1/28/12 7:32 AM
Oh. It still crashes sometimes, but only when two youtube tabs are open.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab beerbeer 1/28/12 8:29 AM
Reporting the same problem
Windows 7 x64
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab duwdwu 1/28/12 8:39 AM
same problem here with both machines (one notbook with win7 64bit and one pc with win 7 32bit)...
i have only the chrome build-in flash plugin running and installed...
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab mubd 1/28/12 9:11 AM
Yes, I'm having a problem - running Windows 7 64 bit. It sometimes also happens just before the video player loads. It absolutely only happens when two YouTube video windows are open (playing or not) at once.

It only happens when closing the YouTube tab that you are currently viewing.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab MixiM 1/28/12 9:16 AM
Ahh this sucks. Same problem on all of my three different Windows 7 Machines =/
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Rleeson85 1/28/12 9:32 AM
same problem windows 7 64 bit
version for chrome is
16.0.912.77 m

ill subscribe to this thread for a fix, its really annoying.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab fedewerner 1/28/12 9:33 AM
Another victim here! W7 64 bit, also with the problem.

If the video hasn't load much, there is no problem.

Gotta work it guys!!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab tehmissinglink2011 1/28/12 9:52 AM
Happening here on Windows XP 32-bit too. It's only been happening the past couple of days so I'm lucky I found this thread. :)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab the_v1s1onary 1/28/12 9:57 AM
They may have found the bug, but it's incredibly annoying.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Seere 1/28/12 10:21 AM
Same problem here, i'm using Windows XP 32-bit.

The problem occurs ONLY when closing youtube tabs and when there's a video playing at youtube's site, if the video is paused before closing the tab the crash won't happen (at least not yet, been having the problem for a couple of days).

I know you guys are aware of this, I'm just joining to the amount of people with this problem and waiting for the fix......
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab the.big.sumit 1/28/12 10:39 AM
same problem here.

windows 7 64bit
chrome 16.0.912.77 m

sucks big time because i've like 30 tabs open. i hate when they get closed before they finish what they should do just because i watch a video on youtube
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab xypowerpop 1/28/12 11:05 AM
victim here
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab DeeCollage 1/28/12 11:10 AM
As much as it sucks to have this problem and see so many others as well at least it seems that Google is working on it. Kind of funny how two of Google's properties are having issues with each other.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab yeeyoh 1/28/12 11:30 AM
Similar problem but it's crashing my whole computer,
    reposting my post
Since the last flash update, my computer constantly crashes while I watch youtube.  I watch videos while multi-tasking and this is quite annoying,
  I've looked through the forum and tried turning off hardware accelaration but this does not seem to help.  I've recently upgraded my computer, so now it's almost a completely differnt machine and still this problem persists.
   I'm using
windows 7 64 bit ; completely updated
phenom 2 x4 955 cpu
16Gb ddr3 ram
hd4890 2Gb video card
   Any help would be really appreciated.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Js Dart 1/28/12 11:32 AM
Switching back to Firefox... Sorry Chrome, you will be missed... :'(
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab clout_AT 1/28/12 11:43 AM
Win 7 x64
Chrome Ver16.0.912.77 m

switching to the html5-test solved the problem for me... thanks to Paulcardona

http://www.youtube.com/html5

try it out guys
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab nynik 1/28/12 12:01 PM
It can also occur with embedded youtube videos in pages and gmail.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Sonorama 1/28/12 12:06 PM
You know what you guys SHOULD do? Before you close the tab, just change it over to Google or something and THEN close it.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab AWhisker 1/28/12 12:19 PM
its my problem too
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Kintesh 1/28/12 12:40 PM
I am also having the same problems since last few days. These people need need to find and fix this bug before they go to bed. going over to FireFox.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Mao Ranma 1/28/12 12:49 PM
@Toni While we appreciate that Chrome Canary is a nightly build, when it's the only functioning version of Chrome available (because even Chromium crashes for me too), it's really really annoying that we can't have SOME version of Chrome that works as the default browser. Currently I have only Canary installed, but having to use Firefox (which I didn't even have downloaded until this issue) as my default browser since you cannot set Canary as the default on Windows. Mac users can, lucky snobs. This sort of issue is really a testament that there is no good reason why Canary should be blocked as setting as default.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab CCabbage 1/28/12 1:26 PM
I'm having this issue too, but I'm not using the canary build as JackyH says.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab HeatproofShAdOw 1/28/12 1:53 PM
I have found a fix for the crashing when you close your YouTube tabs, it worked for me at least.

Open a new tab, and type in about:plugins into the address bar. Looking down the plugins, there should be one labeled;
Flash (2 files) - Version: (random numbers in here)
Shockwave Flash (random numbers in here)

Find the one which has the location AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\16.0.912.77\gcswf32.dll and disable it, and if the other one isn't enabled, enable it. Now,you can close your YouTube tabs again.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Fabryz 1/28/12 2:23 PM
I continue falling for this: open youtube tab, inconsciously control + w, chrome crashes.

Image related
http://i.imgur.com/a3twv.jpg
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab CHiPoPoz 1/28/12 2:26 PM
Same here!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab DaveRate 1/28/12 2:27 PM
I was going to write a longer complaint, but then I closed a youtube tab... I think we all know what happened then.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab maridepinhomelo 1/28/12 2:41 PM
same here, and this is killing me.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab paulsebastianmanole 1/28/12 2:42 PM
It's interesting that it started happening today but I haven't updated/installed Flash or Chrome in weeks.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab SystemOfASpaz 1/28/12 3:01 PM
I noticed this yesterday :( I'm glad I'm not the only one :)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab kakis 1/28/12 3:04 PM
I have the same problem
win 7 64x SP1
Chrome 16.0.912.77 m
extensions:
Adblock
Flashblock and 3-4 more
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab AikiPhil 1/28/12 3:45 PM
Why did this start to happen is it because of an update in chrome or adobe?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab emont 1/28/12 3:46 PM
I have the same issue. Started noticing it about a day or two ago.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab _mark 1/28/12 3:56 PM
so i switched to HTML5 to take the load off the shockwave which seems to be hanging.. perhaps the new feature that saves your spot in the video?  i dunno but it seems to help, so here's the html5 link: http://www.youtube.com/html5
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab MrMaxwell 1/28/12 3:57 PM
What changed to start this issue? Chrome or Flash? Chrome is usually problem free and fast!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab valgalder 1/28/12 4:01 PM
Is there a way to disable automatic chrome updates?  This was not an issue before.. and now it's a widespread issue that we have to wait for a patch to fix.  Seems silly.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab dusan.alexic 1/28/12 4:14 PM
Try this, it worked for me.

Type about:plugins in address bar
Find flash section
If it says that 2 files are running that's the most probably the cause of conflict.
Go to "Details" (right corner)
You'll see which 2 flash files are running.
Disable the one you're using for other browsers (path is something like C:/Windows...)
Restart browser
That should help
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab jamesdotpowell 1/28/12 4:17 PM
I don't know if this will be of any use but it's worth a shot.
This problem only started happening after microsoft security update KB2585542 installed on 26th jan.  Left the update installing when i shut down the computer and went to bed.  Started up the next evening and youtube started freezing chrome.
Everything was fine before this.

Flash 11,1,102,55
Shock 11.1 r102
OS Win 7 64
Chrome 16.0.912.77 m
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab valgalder 1/28/12 4:26 PM
I don't think it's related to a microsoft update at all.. I have my updates turned off.  Probably a coincidence.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab webheaded 1/28/12 4:49 PM
@HeatproofShAdOw
That worked like once and then it froze the next time I tried.  Nice try, but no cigar.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Morris1100 1/28/12 4:52 PM
I tried HTML5 and it still kept crashing.
I tried HeatproofShAdOw's suggestion in post 161 and it hasn't crashed since...

Thanks HeatproofShAdOw!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab tntuof 1/28/12 4:55 PM
I have this problem too... not too long ago Chrome had serius problems with Flash. What, has Google stopped all testing and quality control on Chrome? this is juuust so weird...
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab FatTiger 1/28/12 5:13 PM
This problem is most likely with youtube and not chrome.  To stop this from happening make sure you right click on the video and select "Stop download" before closing the tab.  This problem also affects Firefox and the described work around works for that browser too.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab overheersbeest 1/28/12 5:25 PM
i have this issue on both of my computers and something that also works for me is by closing a tab while you have another tab open. i am one of those persons that browses with many tabs open so if you are one of those people as well you might find this very useful information. also, i do not know if this is related but i will post it anyways; sometimes google chrome will report that plugins of mine are failing, however it seems that all plugins i have are affected.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Dr_James 1/28/12 5:41 PM
Happening here also. Windows 7 Professional x32
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab catherinecatcat 1/28/12 5:50 PM
this problem started a few days ago. i'm on hp mini and everytime i exit youtube on chrome, chrome becomes unresponsive. it's really annoying!!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab cwyalpha 1/28/12 6:00 PM
I'm using the version 16.0.912.77m on Win7 having the same problem.
But there's no problem of same version on WinXP.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Khalid Fawzy 1/28/12 6:03 PM
This issue is happening for me too. "i think we should mention VGA type"

Google Chrome version: 16.0.912.77 (Official Build 118311) m
Operating System: Win7 SP1 64bit
VGA: MSI 6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition
Error Message: none
Extensions installed: none
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Dr_James 1/28/12 6:45 PM
Same problem here. Windows 7 32 bit
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab AkiKaza 1/28/12 6:54 PM
Oh thank goodness it's not just me D:
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab AnTraXX55 1/28/12 8:03 PM
is the problem still not fixed? EEEEER. come on google i love your products but you guys need to work faster.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Khalid Fawzy 1/28/12 8:40 PM
Happened Again :(

Description:
  A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:        AppHangXProcB1
  Application Name:        chrome.exe
  Application Version:        16.0.912.77
  Application Timestamp:        4f18cd7b
  Hang Signature:        2747
  Hang Type:        32
  Waiting on Application Name:        chrome.exe
  Waiting on Application Version:        16.0.912.77
  OS Version:        6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
  Locale ID:        1033
  Additional Hang Signature 1:        2747ca7003146c0fc02a582e189d50f7
  Additional Hang Signature 2:        f166
  Additional Hang Signature 3:        f166e2a2d5b4e19d7712de5326f1e8b2
  Additional Hang Signature 4:        2747
  Additional Hang Signature 5:        2747ca7003146c0fc02a582e189d50f7
  Additional Hang Signature 6:        f166
  Additional Hang Signature 7:        f166e2a2d5b4e19d7712de5326f1e8b2
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab ZeeSoh 1/28/12 9:23 PM
Experiencing the same problem for the past 3 days or so. Chrome version is 16.0.912.77 m
I hope they get a fix soon, it is really annoying having to go through restarting chrome every time I watch a video.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Wolfcat501 1/28/12 9:29 PM
Was a bit relieved when I noticed this isn't just me, I thought I broke my laptop again. Good to know that Google is addressing this issue already ! :)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Mcamarillo 1/28/12 9:40 PM
This version work fine for me.

http://i.imgur.com/KsskY.jpg

Win7 64 bit

thank you all.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab AnnaNY80 1/28/12 9:50 PM
Same thing happening here. I had the flash crash problem, seemed to be resolved now after I killed McAfee and then instantly started getting this problem. Very annoying as I have to kill everything and it crashes each time I try and close a YouTube tab.

Win 7 Professional
32 bit
Chrome version 16.0.912.77 m
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab awellam 1/28/12 10:07 PM
Had enough, going to firefox until it's fixed.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Thov 1/28/12 10:18 PM
I have also realized this the past two days. This is a far shot but could this be related to my Facebook '504 gateway timeout' error I have been experiencing in the exact time frame? I've updated adobe flash and shockwave, flushed dns, solved nothing.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab fleuf 1/28/12 10:33 PM
Still happy that the problem do not come from my computer :-)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab fumitaur 1/28/12 10:39 PM
Hey Everyone! I found a temp. fix until they squash the bugs. When you have youtube in another tab and you want to close it. Just go to a different website on that tab before closing it.

After that, you can close youtube tabs without having to do that.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Andre Mello 1/28/12 10:42 PM
Pains me to say this but going to Firefox until this is fixed. If it were happening once every 10 times I try to close a tab I would be fine with it, but it is happening about 90% of the times. Too high for anyone.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab jayuhfree 1/28/12 10:44 PM
FWIW, I find that if I go to another page, before closing the Tab, it doesn't crash.  

16.0.912.77 m
Operating System: Windows 7 x64
Error Message: None
Extensions: Lots
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab killedassassin 1/28/12 11:28 PM
having the same problem
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Coderedpl 1/28/12 11:40 PM
Problem still exists.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab meinsla 1/29/12 12:26 AM
This is happening to me constantly recently. Is it a flash thing, a youtube thing, or a chrome thing?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab audio purist 1/29/12 12:54 AM
Exactly the same problem here!!! Looks like I'm far from alone.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab apexcz 1/29/12 1:17 AM
I have same problem ! 16.0.912.77 m win7 32bit, crash after close youtube
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab mfaucher 1/29/12 1:20 AM
WORKAROUND:
- Switch to another tab before closing the youtube video tab
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab fumitaur 1/29/12 1:40 AM
Wow. Not one, but two people copy what I just said. :/

So I'l repeat:
"Hey Everyone! I found a temp. fix until they squash the bugs. When you have youtube in another tab and you want to close it. Just go to a different website on that tab before closing it.
After that, you can close youtube tabs without having to do that."

To clarify:
You only have to do this once each time you first open Chrome.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Meedo 1/29/12 1:53 AM
I noticed that it happens specifically in this scenario:
1) I have more than one YouTube tab open.
2) At least one of the videos are playing and others paused.
3) I close one of the YouTube tabs and KABAM! CRASH!

Hope this helps you Chrome debuggers <3
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab chizzeh 1/29/12 2:45 AM
Have been having this problem past few days, Shockwave becomes unresponsive when closing a tab playing a youtube video. Anyone know when there will be a perm fix?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab fractaloide 1/29/12 3:33 AM
I've been having the same problem for a couple of days now, I realized the only way I can close a youtube tab is from another tab, otherwise it crashes.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab fractaloide 1/29/12 3:48 AM
I just found a way to fix it: go to AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/Application and look for the file gscwf32.dll and delete it. Then go to recycle bin and restore it. It worked for me.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab paulovilli 1/29/12 4:17 AM
PERMANTENT FIX:

I had the exact same crash when closing youtube tabs and read through this thread.

One particular user said he opened "chrome://plugins" and noticed "Shockwave" (not "Flash", it's another entry!) and it appeared as outdated.

Made sense to me to try to update this, just as he had done, especially after quite a few users posted here stating that the frozen Chrome returns a message about Adobe Shockwave having crashed, if you wait long enough.

So I opened http://get.adobe.com/br/shockwave/ , downloaded and ran their default updater (Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe).

VOILÁ!!!!! The bug is GONE!!!!

So, Google, please... Adobe fixed whatever was the issue, now all you need to do is help out by making people KNOW there is a fix... make Chrome check and ask/redirect users to install latest version update when starting Chrome!!!

I would ask other users posting here to test this fix and post back so we will know if it's a good fix for everyone.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Wiktor Wolny 1/29/12 4:23 AM
@paulovilli

didn't work for me.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab zolhof 1/29/12 4:25 AM
#213 and counting. Same here. Win 7 64
paulovilli I did that 2 days ago and still crashing :(
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab paulovilli 1/29/12 4:28 AM
Good to know...

I'm actually having another problem now, too.
The video I tested at first had no audio, so I only noticed this after posting... tabs close ok, but audio is gone for the videos!
I tested opening and closing the browser, many different videos, all the same.

Go figure... just when I was getting all happy for finding out how to fix this :/

Will post back with more details...
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab paulovilli 1/29/12 4:59 AM
Weird!!!

Tested rebooting and still got no sound and got no close-tab-bug.
Tested many tabs at once... same deal.
Tested disabling video plugins in chrome (flash, shocwave, WMP, ... and STILL no sound?! even though this started with updating the plugin?!

Also tested firefox and no sound issues appeared, even though the shockwave update was for all browsers on the same system...

I'm glad to have no more forced closes but this audio thing is even more annoying!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab narucy 1/29/12 5:25 AM
I'm almost every time crush on youtube / closing tab. why,,,,,,,
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Moh'd Gh. 1/29/12 5:25 AM
Any solution So Farrrr ????
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab paulovilli 1/29/12 5:40 AM
Well, found out the sound thing was Win7 contribution to madening end users...
It was the specific Chrome audio volume that was set to zero on win7 audio settings after the shockwave update... go figure!

Back to the start, now :)
In my system, the plugins are all stable after the update.

But... testing the same fix on my netbook that has the same issue didn't work. :/
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab paulovilli 1/29/12 5:47 AM
What did work on the netbook was to disable only the shockwave plugin on chrome://plugins and not the flash one... will not miss shockwave that badly until this is fixed, I think.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab NGGentertainment 1/29/12 5:57 AM
Same problem, everytime i exit a youtube video tab it just makes chrome unresponsive.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Kherlen 1/29/12 6:16 AM
I have the same problem
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Fung9254 1/29/12 6:19 AM
Having same problem here with the following details

Google Chrome        16.0.912.77 (正式版本 118311) m
Operating system  Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
WebKit        535.7 (@105360)
JavaScript        V8 3.6.6.19
Flash        11,1,102,55
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab kidmac 1/29/12 6:26 AM
I had the problem and fixed it by using the HTML5 setting
http://www.youtube.com/html5
try that it should work
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab bad-and-ugly 1/29/12 6:31 AM
I have the same problem.  It's not just YouTube, it can be other stuff with Flash.  You know what I realized?  If you STOP the YouTube video before closing the tab, it won't crash! '=P
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab kidmac 1/29/12 6:34 AM
If the video end you can alway right click and click download as well.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Ajith V S 1/29/12 6:36 AM
Same issue with me several times.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Qvert 1/29/12 7:14 AM
using html5 will only help if the video is not having and advertisemt, because videos with advertisement always are streamed with flash on youtube
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab SeregPie 1/29/12 7:18 AM
i hope this will be fixed at least in chrome 17
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab SeregPie 1/29/12 7:23 AM
how is it even possible that a GOOGLE browser has problem with a GOOGLE site? its just weird!
i hope this will be fixed at least in chrome 17...
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab RisePatriot 1/29/12 7:25 AM
Here is What I Know:  Chrome will DIE and FAST if Google does not 'patch' the Shockwave Crash problem.  Google may have got too big or something to see the Massive extent of the problem.
Google:  90% of people just stop using Chrome if it does not work.  Only 10% at best look for a solution.  LOOK at the Forums in total.  SEE how irritating it is.  SEE that NO solution seems to do the trick.  For its browser to Survive, Google must fix it.  The average user has ZERO technical ability or interest.  If it doesn't work...they just delete it and say nothing.  Why do I care?  I like Google but I think they have too many rich managers who became soft and lazy.  They are like any other big company now, meeting all day to explain how Chrome is perfect and telling the low-level employee to 'stop whining' like my bank manager did. They in federal court over it and i posted the SWAT POLICE on my website.  NOBODY tells 53 year old JewBoy to stop whining.   So... i am going to keep whining until Chrome works.  (check youtube RisePatriot)  Thank you!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab RisePatriot 1/29/12 7:29 AM
Oh... it is even Worse !  You can look for a solution using Google !  Guess what ? !  There are 'products' you can 'get' to 'solve' the Shockwave Crash problem.  How funny is THAT ? ! ? !   Scams to install more plugins and viruses under the guise of fixing Chrome?  Ha Ha Ha..

example of crap in my plugin list (url enter... about:plugins)


Remoting Viewer
Name:        Remoting Viewer
Version:        
Location:        internal-remoting-viewer
          Disable
MIME types:        
MIME type        Description        File extensions
application/vnd.chromium.remoting-viewer                
.
pepper-application/x-chromoting
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab manuel.r.ribeiro 1/29/12 8:01 AM
My solution for this problem is to open youtube on firefox.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab azn_dkuo 1/29/12 8:09 AM
I have the same problem too!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab NickGu 1/29/12 8:27 AM
How about people read the actual posts, on page 1 you can see that Toni knows what the issue is and they are working on fixing it. Patients.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab don1559 1/29/12 8:29 AM
wow 3 days and no solution for such important problem , i'm returning back to Firefox .
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab ShirtOff 1/29/12 8:30 AM
probably has something to do with a new version of chrome

if those weasels at google allowed us (functioning adults) to decide whether we wanted to update or not we could avoid stuff like this

not insulting you Toni, i kno it's not your decision
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab bryanwasherein2009 1/29/12 8:46 AM
I did I quick Chrome Extension to automatically remove any embedded objects prior to the window being unloaded which hopefully should stop this from crashing until an update is released.  You can download it from the Chrome Webstore at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jeblmelfidbkfankcmhmipiofnekbeob?hl=en&gl=US
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab SlyCooperFan1 1/29/12 9:01 AM
It's obvious that no one has read that Google is already working on fixing it and will talk to us as soon as they have the fix ready.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Eurydikable 1/29/12 9:16 AM
Oh god I thought it was just me! But yes! This is my exact problem! Chrome freezes when I close a Youtube tab.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab TechzRR 1/29/12 9:18 AM
This was happening to me so I tried to figure it out. I disabled Adblock, and now all youtube tabs close perfectly fine.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab zalzane 1/29/12 9:53 AM
Hey guys, the best solution to these crashes until the bug is fixed is to enable HTML 5 for youtube videos.

You can enable HTML 5 at this page.
http://www.youtube.com/html5
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab DrMario3000 1/29/12 10:02 AM
Same problem here, i'm gonna follow the thread. It's good to hear that this issue isn't only mine. I'll try the html 5 trick and let you know.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Ar Venom 1/29/12 10:16 AM
It happened to me too, just now I discovered (very late and painful) that when I close a youtube tab google chrome crashes instantly.
I dont know how to close it without making it crash. You mad bro?!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Adam Reichel 1/29/12 11:22 AM
This fix worked for me and many others:

1. Go to chrome://plugins in the address bar
2. Click +Details in the top right of the page
3. Scroll down to Flash, there should be two plugins
4. Look at where it says Location for both
5. Disable the one with location ending in "NPSWF32.dll" by clicking disable
6. Go test it on youtube!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab ryan1tofu 1/29/12 11:48 AM
What I'd simply like to know is when is Google going to get this problem fixed? Why is it taking three days? I don't much like HTML 5 either.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab EditioN- 1/29/12 12:06 PM
Same issue beta channel - 17.0.963.44

If I'm listening to music it keeps playing but the whole browser just hangs.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab ahbashir 1/29/12 12:08 PM
Hi guys, I'm having the same problems you guys have. Glad to know there's nothing wrong with my system.


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This is what I get. Anyone know what the status is on a fix? I'm using Firefox for now, but I prefer Chrome.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Alex8888 1/29/12 12:16 PM
Please fix this as soon as possible. It's very annoying. I've tried turning on HTML5 on YouTube and it doesn't work so it shouldn't be a Flash problem. And I've also tried reinstalling Google Chrome too. Please don't make me go back to Firefox.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab troyw 1/29/12 12:23 PM
17.0.963.44 beta-m
hang up on anything flash youtube the worst but also battlecame and livevideo so on and so on.

win 7
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab HolyChao 1/29/12 12:33 PM
I've found that closing the youtube tab when it is behind another tab seems to prevent the crash.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Movses 1/29/12 12:40 PM
Listen guys seems like i found the solution, just go to apps and uninstall youtube app, then it will open as a usual tab not as an application, and everything will be okay :))) worked in my case anyways :)) yes and dont forget to relaunch chrome after you uninstalled youtube app :))
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab neptronix 1/29/12 12:51 PM
Same problem. Started noticing it last week. I think it happens when 2 youtube videos are playing simultaneously and one is closed.

Windows 7 64 bit, intel integrated graphics. ( x4500 i think ?? )

16.0.912.77 m
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Eli_IL 1/29/12 1:04 PM
I have the same problem. Very annoying. Hope google will fix that soon.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab tutpup1234 1/29/12 1:13 PM
Everytime I close a tab it crashes, I click and its says either close window or wait for response! just for closing one tab?!?! When I open google chrome again I restore my content, I colse another tab and it crashes just like that, sometimes I don't have to close anything for it to chrash, maybe just clicking on a link and it would crash! :( Its really ANNOYING.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab tutpup1234 1/29/12 1:17 PM
It's back to firefox for me, just for now anyways. Can't stand it crashing and being so slow when I restore it.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab MattSmellsGood 1/29/12 1:47 PM
Used to have the crashing problem when I closed it, now soon after I even open a youtube video it crashes with the windows "not responding" thing, Chrome window blank white. (and Chrome says that there is an issue with Flash)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab MattSmellsGood 1/29/12 1:52 PM
Hang on! My mate told me this, and it works fine now!

"type 'chrome://plugins' into address bar, on the top right click details to expand the lists, then scroll down to find flash player and disable all but the newest version, problem solved!"
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab char1661 1/29/12 2:17 PM
Having the same problem here. If you go to another site, like click on a bookmark, wait for Chrome to browse away, you can close properly.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab diva42 1/29/12 2:29 PM
Chrome is constantly crashing shockwave errors galore unresponsive freezing the whole kit and kaboodle what the hecks going on? Gonna have to go back to FF Obivously its a widespread problem.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab diva42 1/29/12 2:30 PM
And its not only on You Tube its every place I go
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab diva42 1/29/12 2:31 PM
Oh and I keep enabling crash reporting and that keeps reverting back to an unticked check box
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab asche 1/29/12 2:34 PM
i have THE SAME problem, and i use middle click of mouse to close the tabs!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab diva42 1/29/12 2:46 PM
Come on Google I know you can fix it I need to Google with my Chrome pretty please!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Ultrarobbie 1/29/12 2:50 PM
Thought I was the only one. It's annoying, especially when you've got a few videos open. I'm glad it's being fixed though, thank you Google.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab asche 1/29/12 2:51 PM
i think the problem is the :

Shockwave - Versión: 11.6.1r629
Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.1.629

i disabled it in chrome://plugins and the problem is solved.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab poetryrocksalot 1/29/12 2:55 PM
The best temporary solution is to click on the YouTube banner to exit the video, then you can close your tab from there. There won't be anymore freezing. Of course, this is a temporary solution.

I am using the Beta version of Chrome.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab edeetee 1/29/12 3:03 PM
That is happening to me too, since yesterday. It all happened after the flash update, which i presume is the problem. The flash update, in the fine details, noted about improving 64-bit rendering.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab djslipside 1/29/12 3:15 PM
Same problem here.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab szymon996 1/29/12 4:09 PM
Hey guys check if you got same skype toolbars installed, I've removed them and it works fine already ;)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab lchaos2 1/29/12 4:40 PM
Been having the same problem.  It's not limited to closing the tab, if you try to navigate away from the video (watch another video, go to another part of youtube, leaving the youtube website to another website), it can also crash.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab buddyyyy 1/29/12 5:20 PM
Chrome keeps crashing whenever I try to close youtube window EVERY TIME!!!!! please fix it quickly!!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Er3s 1/29/12 5:31 PM
A workaround I've discovered is right-clicking on the YouTube video and selecting, "Stop downloading", before you close the tab.  It's a major pain but it does prevent the tab from bringing down the browser.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab CML123123123123123 1/29/12 6:03 PM
Cool, glad you are working on it, thought it was me.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab aidaman 1/29/12 6:25 PM
Best fix for me is just to go to a different website or click on the browse page before exiting the video because it only crashes when it is closed.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab g00glekrome 1/29/12 6:29 PM
Crashes during play of any youtube video. Not just when closing tab. Still an issue Jan 29 2012.

Using chrome version:  17.0.963.44 beta-m on Win 7
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab BrettdaHore 1/29/12 6:44 PM
Found this works. When ready to close a youtube tab, first right click in middle of video screen, select "stop download", then shut tab. Found this in another forum & have used it since, a little slower yes, but it works for me.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Luis_Gan93 1/29/12 6:49 PM
Happens to me too, since upgrading to the latest version of chrome, sometimes when I see a video on youtube and google chrome close the tab is locked and I have to force the recidivism ... to me it smells like .... flash problem we all hope for a solution as quickly as possible!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab nadia 1/29/12 7:10 PM
same to me, when will google fix this?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab CoffeeCrazy 1/29/12 7:37 PM
Hopefully this gets fixed shortly!  I don't want to have to go back to Firefox.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Levester 1/29/12 7:38 PM
k well this is the tip of the iceberg, bye chrome! tell me when this gets fixed so i can come back to this EXTREMELY MEDIOCRE AND UNIMPRESSIVE browser. hey google, L2MAKESOFTWARE.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab dixie121989 1/29/12 8:44 PM
So two possible temporary solutions guys...

1. Go to the chrome store and download an app called 'Tab Organizer'. Once installed, a little blue box should appear next to the 'favorites star' at the top right of the page. Click on the blue box, and a list of your tabs should come up. Use this to close your youtube tabs, and everything should be fine.

Or

2. Simply drag your youtube tab out into a separate screen, and then close it.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab leeofbacup 1/29/12 8:45 PM
I have had this problem for 4 days now... I found a really good solution, I started using Firefox again... I make a bit of money out of Youtube so i am on there every day, but as chrome keeps crashing everytime i close a Youtube tab, I can not afford that, especially if i am working on another site and i have to retype everything because of chrome. I can't understand why i left Firefox. I know that I will not again....
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab jflecool2 1/29/12 9:03 PM
Fast solution: disable flash in chrome://plugins
After that, Youtube will use html5 so no more crash !
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab mildm 1/29/12 9:10 PM
Disabling flash makes little sense since majority of other web pages won't work. I hope Google fixes this ASAP. It's really annoying.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Miss Moonlight 1/29/12 9:41 PM
Switched to firefox. Bye Bye chrome.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab xmeme 1/29/12 9:41 PM
I have the same issue, started about 2 weeks ago. Please keep us posted on updates on the matter Google Team, and thanks (:
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab TreyV 1/29/12 10:10 PM
I hope you can fix this soon. It's very irritating.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Hider141 1/29/12 10:51 PM
Hello Google techs reading this topic.
I hope you'll find a fix for this very soon, because youtube tabs not only cause a complete Chrome freeze, but sometimes can really screw up with  the OS, causing a BSOD with "ntoskrnl.exe"  and "win32k.sys" as guilty partners in crime.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Sliding Ghost 1/29/12 11:03 PM
@mildm There's always the FlashBlock extension.

The only problem is that if you clear your cookies, you have to go to Testtube and re-join html5. On the other hand, if you sign in and go to Testtube, then this isn't a problem.

Also, you can easily disable Flash with FlashBlock after watching the video by selecting 'Always allow flash on this site' then 'Block flash on this site'.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Pariahzeman 1/30/12 12:36 AM
Going back to firefox. Might come back when you fix it, unless I've had time to get comfortable.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab nalydegnal 1/30/12 12:45 AM
A temporary fix which avoids the problem is to navigate to http://www.youtube.com/html5
and join

It stops youtube using flash and avoids the problem from occurring
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab nlp1390 1/30/12 12:59 AM
Oh, thank God, I thought it was just me.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab gokussj41990 1/30/12 1:20 AM
I am having the same issue ... its really painful when all your tabs need to be killed ..
I had read somewhere the chrome do sandboxing of tabs .. where is this sandboxing now ..!!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab angela103 1/30/12 2:38 AM
I've been having the same problem and it only started a few days ago.  But it doesn't only happen if I try to close a youtube tab, it also happens if I try to navigate anywhere else (another video, back to the youtube homepage, etc.)  I wasn't sure if anyone else had that problem also or mentioned it, but I thought I'd throw that out there in case it's pertinent. Also, it doesn't seem to happen all the time, but it does happen very frequently (again, just in case that's pertinent somehow.)  Hope this is fixed soon as it's incredibly annoying.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Stylus02 1/30/12 2:53 AM
Hey guys

I've had the same issue for the past couple of days. However today I've decided to reinstall Chrome and it seems to work. Not sure if it's just a coincidence or they actually fixed it, but it worked :)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab powerman 1/30/12 2:58 AM
Same issue here. Didn't know what was going on..
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Amarghosh 1/30/12 3:11 AM
Have the same issue; interestingly, the issue happens only if I try to close the tab by clicking the 'x' button. I can safely close the tab by right clicking and selecting 'close tab' from the context menu
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab vekien 1/30/12 4:01 AM
I am getting so frustrated with this, hopefully it is fixed soon...
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Sliding Ghost 1/30/12 4:31 AM
FlashBlock didn't turn out very well but a quick search for extensions and I found an extension called HTML5 Enabler for YouTube:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/oofhljkkildbhklpoelipapfedkahibl

Guess there's no need to return here. I'm satisfied.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab TPayne96 1/30/12 4:39 AM
It has been 3 days since you guys "reproduced" the problem. It's fucking annoying so get a move on you dumbasses.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab tuckinvy 1/30/12 5:01 AM
I have the same problem and it is really been annoying me the last week, i have to close the program and actually go end google chrome process in task manager just to re-try it all, its unresponsive and freezes mostly when youtube is involved but other video sites whether im currently watching or about to watch it, I comes up with shockwave flash too yeah,

Glad to know everyone else is having the same problems I hope it gets fixed soon and we can all download and update a newer fixed version of the amazing browser that is google chrome!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab PheenyRawk 1/30/12 5:03 AM
Don't really want to stop using Chrome but if it's not sorted soon then it's back to Firefox.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab PheenyRawk 1/30/12 5:05 AM
one tip for everyone make sure the "video" has finished playing before closing the tab and it won't crash.You can even drag the slider to the end.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab CarlosMtnez 1/30/12 5:31 AM
I have this problem too, I hope Google resolve it as soon as posible.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab topherboy1 1/30/12 5:46 AM
I have the same problem
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab davidfregoli 1/30/12 5:53 AM
Huge Google fail
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab pranav.g10 1/30/12 6:02 AM
I think the issue is a result of GPU acceleration.
I often access my machine via remote desktop - as a result of this the GPU acceleration feature gets disabled for the chrome running in the remote machine.

I noticed that the crash doesn't happen in this scenario. I see a bunch of GPU related command line switches (http://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/), will try and disable them to test my theory.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab aryagamis 1/30/12 6:29 AM
happening to me too, i think at first there's something wrong with my pc, since before it never crashed.
win 7 x64
chrome 16

now i'm using firefox to open youtube
if you don't repair this shit fast, i may download opera and use it as my main browser.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Eli_IL 1/30/12 7:06 AM
Same problem happens to me.
Windows 7 x64
Please fix that asap
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab mantex80 1/30/12 7:38 AM
+1
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab bowendesign 1/30/12 8:00 AM
Just wanted to say SlidingGhost's link above cured it for me - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/oofhljkkildbhklpoelipapfedkahibl
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Naigewron 1/30/12 8:00 AM
Joining the HTML5 trial seems to help, but I still get crashes when closing YouTube tabs. Not as often though.

It only happens on YouTube.com. So far I haven't had a single tab crash when it's only had an embedded video.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Sophie3 1/30/12 8:51 AM
A friend told me Chrome is the best browser at the moment.
well I got the same Bug. Chrome freezes if i close a youtube video. Sometimes it also freezes if I just click on another site (most : howrse.de)
The problem is, that not only the browser freezes, but my whole laptop is responding reallly slowly. sometimes i can´t even open up the task manager cause it just won´t open. all that helps is a restart.
I am using windows 7.

A fast solution would be necessary... Atm I am using Safari again... and until it is fixed, i see no reason to go back to chrome!!!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Belzecue 1/30/12 8:56 AM
>>  Joining the HTML5 trial seems to help, but I still get crashes when closing YouTube tabs. Not as often though.

From page http://www.youtube.com/html5 - "Videos with ads are not supported (they will play in the Flash player)"

So many videos that show ads will revert to Flash, and therefore will continue to crash.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Naigewron 1/30/12 9:12 AM
Belzecue: I'm guessing that's the reason. Thanks, I missed that bit of info :-)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab esdee 1/30/12 9:22 AM
I'm giving it one more day before I switch to firefox, this is rediculous. And four days is because I respect google, I think that most users just give up after a few tries.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab shandee 1/30/12 9:23 AM
A kind of fix I've found is, once I video's finished to click on the youtube logo to go to the home page and then close the tab. It's what I've been doing the past couple of days and it works fine (unless I forget and just close the tab without going back to the homepage >.<)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Enai Siaion 1/30/12 10:04 AM
The solution that worked for me was: Right click on the video, choose Stop downloading, the loading bar on the video will become blank, now you can close your tab.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Betuc23 1/30/12 10:14 AM
Just want to add that I noticed the problem happens when a video is still loading and sometimes when it's done loading when skipping through videos that's when it locks up my whole system and I have to force a log off.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab intocake 1/30/12 10:18 AM
same problem here.
Chrome Version: 16.0.912.77
OS: Windows 7
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Eng.MJT 1/30/12 10:38 AM
The Best Solution is
Refresh (reload) the page and close it while refreshing
Thank You
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Eng.MJT 1/30/12 10:39 AM
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Calophi 1/30/12 10:51 AM
So glad others are having this issue and that it's being looked at. I thought I was going crazy. This is happening on both of my Windows 7 64 bit machines.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab powerman 1/30/12 10:59 AM
It's not up to me to find a workaround.Haven't got the time anyway. YouTube is too busy securing corporate Channels than to bother with us little guys..Come March 7 I am out of here anyway. Soon as they force that God awful design on us..YouTube will soon follow MySpace....
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab abdullahe 1/30/12 11:19 AM
I have the same problem for sometime.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab dixie121989 1/30/12 11:25 AM
Please reply Google and let us know how you're getting on with this.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab completenewbee 1/30/12 11:41 AM
There is a workaround extension (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jeblmelfidbkfankcmhmipiofnekbeob?hl=en&gl=US) which seems to resolve this.  So far so good.  Hopefully they will fix this in the near future.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab JikkirCraft 1/30/12 12:55 PM
I made a video showing how to fix this for now :)

/watch?v=IB1dsQXD2Rc
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Tzvetin 1/30/12 1:00 PM
All is fine with me, no problem anymore :)

Thanks guys!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Wiktor Wolny 1/30/12 1:04 PM
Yes, it's gone for me.

Thanks Google.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 1/30/12 1:05 PM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for your patience on this! We've corrected the issue that was causing this, and you should no longer experience a hang when closing a YouTube tab after watching a video. 

You will not need to update Chrome, just refreshing the YouTube tab should resolve it. 

Please let us know if you find otherwise.

Cheers,
Toni 
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab rei85 1/30/12 1:08 PM
Thumb up Toni and the Google staff! Thumb down for all the people who have been bitching like crybabies. Give it a rest guys. They were doing their best to fix it while you were threatening them to change browser...
You all looked like your life was going to end -_-
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab char1661 1/30/12 3:06 PM
Thanks for fixing the issue! Working perfectly for me now.
Chrome <3
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab iverson92 1/30/12 3:41 PM
Seems to be fixed.  Much appreciation Google!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Exp HP 1/30/12 6:09 PM
No need to update? Just refresh the page?

So it was a problem with the *site*, then.  I guess we should extend a hand out to the YouTube team as well for fixing the issue!


(...I guess this might explain how such a bug managed to "slip into Stable" unnoticed.)
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Nightwing89 1/30/12 10:29 PM
Thank you, Toni, for fixing the problem! Much appreciated!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab nadia 1/30/12 10:46 PM
ok, small problem like this - google take more than 5 days to resolved ?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab papayrus123 1/31/12 12:41 AM
Works here now is there a changelog for youtube or something that tells why it was happening in chrome?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Sophie3 1/31/12 1:12 AM
@ Toni:
That might solve the problem with you tube.. but what about other sites where chrome just crashes and i can´t even reload the page cause my whole pc is so slow, I can´t open task manager or anything....
and I think thats again just a workaround.

I was told chrome is the best browser at the moment

well then there should be another solution and not a workaround. I NEVER have this on any other broser. and i do use firefox and safari (seldomly internet explorer)

Please find a fis and that one fast!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab papayrus123 1/31/12 2:29 AM
@Sophie3 what websites crash so I can test them out from here? I am not a google tech just want to see if my chrome has problems with the same sites your crashing on.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab davidfregoli 1/31/12 3:01 AM
thx for fixing this
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Kherlen 1/31/12 5:39 AM
Toni and Google/Youtube team, thanks a lot for fixing this issue!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Eli_IL 1/31/12 9:41 AM
Thank you so much, google staff :)
Problem solved
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Rafi Ali Khan 1/31/12 10:39 AM
I am having the same problem on the Chrome for Mac (screen freezes and browser crashes) while watching Youtube videos as well on Chrome - 16.0.912.77 and immediately moved to Safari and everything was working fine there. For now the problem it happening with most sites that run a flash player (mostly videos and not other flash assets such as banners) - so Youtube is not the only site thats giving this problem. Guess the flash plugin for videos got messed up in the new release. Everything was fine till yesterday.

And refresh is not an option and does not really solve the problem as it reappears after sometime again. I guess a patch is in the offering soon, till then will have to watch the videos in Safari.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab invunxe 1/31/12 10:58 AM
I don't get it, is it fixed or do I have to refresh the page each time I want to close a tab? If the latter, it doesn't sound like a real fix.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Frankillz 1/31/12 11:14 AM
thank you so much its now fixed
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab TourBlog 1/31/12 12:40 PM
Thanks for the fix, it took me some time to rely on close YouTube the windows, only after a few successful attempts, trust came back.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Kvark 1/31/12 2:14 PM
Seems it is not fixed :/

Crashed when I tried to watch this trailer on IGN

http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/01/31/7500-teaser-trailer
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab icuszda cold 1/31/12 2:30 PM
Another victim of the chrome instability issue. I keep a tight system, clean, 7.3 system rating. OS Win7 x64

Using chrome these days blows, especially with youtube, netflix, and even wikipedia.....
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab ImanVan 2/1/12 10:49 AM
Same problem here

Have all the latest versions, windows vista
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Sophie3 2/1/12 11:36 AM
@         papayrus123
well its kind of a thing I don´t like to tell :P thats why i didn´t say it in the first place but u are right...
its
www.howrse.de
I also asked around there to check if it´s a problem the browser game has, but its not
and today i started getting bugs with Facebook . If i wanted to look at something it loaded and cept loading, never finishing and after some time it would say: you didn´t write a massage are you sure you want to change the site? and if i close Chrome it sais: chrome doesn´t work anymore....
strange
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab SlyCooperFan1 2/1/12 6:10 PM
Thank goodness the bug has been fixed. Many thanks, Toni, and wonderful work, Google team!

I agree with others who stated that everyone who's been bitching and moaning were in no place to do so. The Google team did all they can, and it paid off. Any bugs you guys are talking about NOW might be related to something else, not to what this thread was talking about originally.

Nine pages of comments. Sheesh.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Sliding Ghost 2/2/12 5:24 AM
Thanks Google staff!
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab pigsie 2/3/12 3:32 AM
While I can live with the occasional crashes - it is unacceptable that the 'recently closed' link is no longer available after a crash
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab MyFreeAC 2/3/12 10:13 PM
Hi Toni,
Still I am getting the same error. I can't see any stream in facebook/youtube. Kindly push a fix to everyone.
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab MyFreeAC 2/3/12 10:17 PM
Hi Toni,
I am not sure if this is the right forum, but the video streaming on imdb as well is stuck. So basically all flash streaming sites are still not working here in Singapore. Any help here?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Bronson007 2/4/12 9:00 AM
Is the problem still being fixed?
My chrome doesn't hang when closing youtube, but rather the second I open it. Also happens on websites like LOLhappens.com
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab MyFreeAC 2/4/12 7:33 PM
Hi toni,
hope you are reading this messages.. Just now tried to see a stream and chrome said this

He's dead Jim.

Please fix it for us. Could have posted the pic, but there is no way i can post the error pic here, right?
Re: Chrome crashes whenever closing a YouTube tab Toni (Googler) 2/5/12 11:23 PM
Thanks for confirming the fix and for the kind words, everyone! 

As mentioned by others, this thread is for the issue with Chrome being unresponsive specifically when closing a YouTube tab after watching a video, which has been resolved as of last week (1/30/2012). Reports of other issues (whether it sounds similar or not) is likely not related - please start new threads for these so that we can keep investigations/communication for different issues can be streamlined. 

Cheers,
Toni
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