Question: Chrome browser slows down on MacBook Pro
I am running the latest Catalina OSX on a MacBook Pro 16 inch (2019). Chrome is my
main, default browser. It works fine, until for some reason it just starts
slowing down, with a noticeable delay lag in accessing web pages. When this lag
issue appear, even trying to access Chrome "Preferences" takes a long
To resolve the Chrome lag issue, I restart the MBP, and typically, it takes longer
than usual for the system to restart, but when it does come back, the Chrome
browser is fine again...until the lag issue appears again.
When this happens, no other program or browser on my MBP is slow, not Safari, not
I have tried toggling hardware acceleration on and off within Chrome settings.
I have tried uninstalling Chrome completely, both the program itself in the
Applications folders and its bits and pieces in Library/Google/Google Software
Update (not sure where else to look for Google Chrome pieces?), and then reinstalling it.
This issue with Chrome browser happens only on my MacBook Pro, not on my iMac Pro,
not on my iMac Retina.
I had this same issue on my MBP 15 inch (2018). I seem to recall having this issue also on a slightly older iMac too (2013 iMac, pre-Retina).