Lately, my copy of Chrome has been getting more than a little sluggish. Although pages and the like still load relatively quickly (and without incident), I’ve noticed on several occasions that when I’m typing something, the cursor tends to lag a bit. It’s nothing terribly blatant; just an occasional hiccup in text entry. Generally, it doesn’t even interfere overmuch with my typing (though it has, on occasion, gotten bad enough that I’ve been unable to work). It’s more of an annoyance, really.
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It also occurred seemingly at random. It didn’t seem to have any connection whatsoever to the number of tabs I had open, nor did it seem to bear any particular link to what I was doing at the time. It just kind of…happened, sometimes.
Given that neither low memory nor a bad connection was the root of the issue (I’ve 12 GB of RAM and a quad-core processor with high-speed Internet), I was at a bit of a loss. I’d had a few blue-screens in the past, but re-installing Windows seemed to fix that problem. Hardware (and issues in the registry) were obviously out as the cause, then. I regularly scan for viruses, and I practice safe browsing besides, so the cause couldn’t be spyware, adware, or malware.
I was at a loss. I puzzled for some time over how I might go about fixing the problem. After all, speeding up Chrome is the best way to make your browsing experience better, and fixing input lag is a must.
Admittedly, I was becoming a little agitated. My computer should have been more than able to handle anything I threw at it! Why was something so insignificant as Google Chrome causing so many problems? Could the problem, perhaps, be with Chrome itself? Was the browser finally becoming so bloated that it was starting to experience slowdown?
21 thoughts on “How To Fix Input Lag And Slow Performance In Google Chrome”
July 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm
Thank you so much!!! You saved my life and my stomach (was already very angry with the delays)I don’t know why these people from Google and Microsoft keep making our lives so difficult at every new version of their systems… For a long time already the updates of Skype and Chrome are only making the software worse and buggier… And it’s impossible to turn the updates off.
Erich Nolan Bertussi says:
no luck here tried all suggested and several (many many aka tonnes more ideas)
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Deisbel Diaz says:
The only one valid for me was Uncheck “Settings > Show advanced settings > System > Use hardware acceleration..”
James T says:
Yep +1 on that. I couldn’t find the prediction setting anywhere. I ended up turning off hardware acceleration and everything is very smooth now.