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Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab Paysin 1/16/12 9:15 PM
I am running 17.0.963.33 beta-m on Windows 7 and have been having issues with freezing as off late. The problem occurs when trying to close out of a tab where Youtube was open. Upon attempting to close the tab the entire browser will cease functioning and I have to close it with task manager. While this doesn't happen all the time, closing Youtube in Chrome does freeze my browser at least twice a day. Any idea what's going on?
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab russiannx 1/19/12 5:55 PM
I'm experiencing the same problem, but i have windows vista x64
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab Tolpp 1/19/12 8:32 PM
I have same problem too on win7 x86.

While I running at Chrome 16.0.912.75 problem occurs. I install Chrome 17.0.963.38 but same problem continues.

Probably, it's caused by Shockwave Flash. I tried all suggestions on this article  http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=3efb07b3f1abd7bd&hl=en but I still have same problem.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab airokz 1/20/12 5:38 AM
same problem, windows XP, 16.0.912 version.
Open youtube, close tab without stopping video - full chrome freezes 100%
Open youtube, stop track then close tab - freeze 50%

Flashplayer - last version.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab tommo946 1/20/12 6:00 AM
I have exactly the same problem, and have only really started to notice it in the past week or so.
Windows 7 Professional.
Chrome 16.0.912.75.
At first I was entering task manager and killing the smallest chrome.exe's in order, as this removed the non-functioning tab whilst keeping the rest of Chrome alive. After the tab was executed, it told me that SiteAdvisor and AdBlock had crashed, so I removed these.
However, the problem is still not fixed. Backing up airokz's point - when YouTube is paused, the tab closes successfully more often.
I have checked and only have one current Flash installed.
It is just rather irritating. Is there anything we can do / have done to fix this?
Thanks.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab cowlesd 1/22/12 9:04 PM
Same problem, started a couple weeks ago. As of today it is pretty much every single time I close a youtube tab. I have tried disabling internal flash, disabling external flash, doesn't make a different. Whichever flash player I use this still happens.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab Paysin 1/22/12 9:08 PM
Yeah, the problem has definitely gotten worse recently.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab myxnick 1/25/12 10:04 PM
Same. Few days ago I reinstall my k-lite codec and update my flash player.. and since then this keep happening to me.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab coo_snake 1/26/12 1:01 AM
Exact same issue here now!
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab shystie1 1/26/12 2:45 AM
Same thing here. Every time I try to close YouTube Tab. I haven't notice it happen any other time. It just started acting up tonight 01/26/2012.

Chrome 16.0.912.77
Windows Home Premium 7
64 bit
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab Taloni 1/26/12 4:11 AM
I am also having this issue. It now happens every single time I close a youtube tab.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab profound7 1/26/12 5:51 AM
Same thing here. The problem started when I updated Chrome today (Jan 26, 2012). Never had this problem from previous updates. Only started from this recent one. I've tried disabling internal/external Flash.

Chrome 16.0.912.77
Windows Vista Business
32 bit
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab 2RandomStudios 1/26/12 10:34 AM
I'm having the same issue as well.

Someone at Google needs to pay attention to this.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab Rav3nsFan 1/26/12 10:56 AM
Same problem here. Issue is repeatable and so far only on youtube (not that I'm browsing many other sites). After watching a video on youtube and closing the tab, the browser will freeze. This requires ending the chome processes from task manager every time I'm done watching a video.

Version: 16.0.912.77
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab ZapItNu 1/26/12 10:57 AM
Chrome 16.0.912.77 Windows 7.

Starting today about 1 in 3 times I close a Youtube tab after watching a vid, browser freezes/crashes.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab jaymz168 1/26/12 11:13 AM
Also having this problem, started this week.  Chrome 17.0.963.44 beta-m , Win7x64, ATi HD3200 integrated graphics.  I have not enabled any graphics acceleration in about:flags  Extensions installed are Reddit Enhancement Suite, Chromeblock, and Adblock Plus (which I have disabled on youtube)
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab Kuudou 1/26/12 11:13 AM
I started having this problem just 2 days ago. Sometimes I am able to close that tab while a video is running, other times not. I would say maybe 1/3 attempts work.

Version: 16.0.912.77 m
OS: Windows 7
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab bmanic 1/26/12 12:44 PM
Same problem here.. began a few weeks ago. Flash is constantly crashing. I can load about 2 or 3 videos and one is bound to crash. It's really bad.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab sunnylee 1/26/12 2:33 PM
Sorry to not be of any help, but I would also like to say the same thing is happening to me on Windows 7 x64. I tried uninstalling and installing Chrome without any extensions but still nothing. I'm switching to Firefox temporarily as this is a bit ridiculous, but I will frequently check to see if this issue has been resolved.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab Toni (Googler) 1/26/12 2:49 PM
Thanks for your reports! We're actively looking into this right now.

To help us confirm that it's Flash, can you guys try disabling it in about:plugins (if you have 2 versions, make sure both are listed as disabled). YouTube videos will fall back to the HTML5 player when Flash is disabled. Does the unresponsiveness issue go away when Flash is fully turned off?
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab jcm76 1/26/12 2:51 PM
Yup, same problem here. freezes every time I try and close a tab youtube has run in.  No other flash based sites give this issue.

Chrome Version 16.0.912.77
Flash version 11.1.102.55
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab jcm76 1/26/12 2:56 PM
same problem here. freezes every time I try and close a tab youtube has run in.  No other flash based sites give this issue.
I'll do as Toni suggested and report back.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab Robbie A 1/26/12 3:01 PM
@ Toni

Yes disabling Flash did make the unresponsiveness go away
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab cowlesd 1/26/12 3:06 PM
HTML5 playback on youtube seems to be fine.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab jcm76 1/26/12 3:07 PM
Did as Toni suggested (for those of you as smart as me, meaning that didn't know:type about:plugins in the address bar)  

Tried a few videos with flash disabled and everything seemed to go fine.  Then to see if it was flash went back and turned flash back on, and everything still works fine.  We'll see if it keeps up.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab jcm76 1/26/12 3:24 PM
And back to freezing with flash enabled.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab Toni (Googler) 1/26/12 3:28 PM
Thanks for all the helpful information, everyone! We're now able to reliably reproduce this on our end, and are actively working on tracking down the root cause so we don't need additional info at the moment. 

In the interim, I'm duping this thread to another with other users reporting the same issue so that we can conveniently update all of you affected in one place. Please visit the thread link below to receive updates on the progress of this issue. 

Toni
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab TraneWow 3/30/12 11:14 AM
I have the same problem! I wait for it's decision
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab sas223 4/8/12 1:57 PM
I'm a huge google fan - practically everything google. But this problem was so pervasive, persistent, and annoying that I decided to switch to Firefox.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab RupertHarvey 5/13/12 3:18 AM
So I've disabled the HTML5 add-on about 1 hour ago, things seem to be running a little better, youtube and flash websites haven't crash yet. Hope this helps.
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab Majmuncic 7/2/12 12:45 PM
You're right. Just follow this link to enable HTML5 on youtube http://www.youtube.com/html5
Re: Browser Freezes When Closing Youtube Tab iSilchin 7/26/12 11:15 PM
Adobe Flash hangs up (freezes) the Google Chrome and Skype in Windows 7? Here's the solution found - http://silkcode.blogspot.com/2012/07/adobe-flash-hangs-up-freezes-google.html
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